Poetry Freeforall

22 Nov

7:45 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

pen-and-pencil-thHello, everyone. A week to go NaNo-ers. For the rest of you, how about a few forays?

I’d like to take a month off, okay a couple of months, and work on each of Joseph’s Renovations prompts; if you have not tried one, wander over. He is posting every day, so you have your choice of several and it doesn’t matter if you post them ‘not on the day’.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda gives us her usual selection of words that work. If you haven’t wordled yet, what are you waiting for? Brenda will have new words up on Sunday. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

adele kennyAt The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele is taking a different tack for a few weeks, noting: many of us won’t have time to work with prompts or on our poems, so I thought I’d offer slightly different fare for a while—some poetry-related reading and then a short hiatus in December. For starters, I’d like to share an interview that I did with the great poet Charles Simic. Visit. The interview ends with some pointers from Simic.

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Never written one? What are you waiting for? These are the perfect size for busy months like December. Laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for this week’s line.magpie

The Mag [Magpie Tales] has given us an unusual image: an old envelope. Having spent much time in my ancestors’ papers, there was much that sparked when I saw the photograph. Go on over.

Alan1704, at Poetry Jam, has us considering lightning. So much can be done with this, literal and metaphorical. He even provides us with a video of the Electric Light Orchestra singing Summer and Lightning. Head over to read what he says.

carolThis week on Carol’s Light Words she wants us to consider perspective. She has a couple of great shots of windows. Also, Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around — remember she is on California time. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun.

The Found Poetry Review’s weekly prompt gives us a page from the National Book Award’s novel winner to erase. If you have never tried an erasure poem, they can be addictive because of the challenge. Go on over to find out, to read the page being offered, and to wander around and see what the Review is all about. All things found live there.

Poets & Writers’ suggestions for all three genres work as possibilities for a poem subject. This week we have keys, sleep deprivation, and change.  Visit. (NaNo-ers, their fiction suggestions are a wonderful resource for ideas)

At imaginary garden with real toads, Hannah is back with Transforming Friday with Nature’s Wonders. She has a stunning photo and some interesting facts about China’s Red Beach. Head over to read about it. Go play with the toads.

At  We Write Poems Misky is our guide this month. She asks us to resurrect an old friend or family member from our memories, and she gives us an interesting way to go about it. Go on over and see what she wants us to do with it.

At Poets United, Verse First insists that The Work Is Not About Place. To see what they mean, visit.

Over at dVerse, Tony Maude takes us through the modern ode ala Pablo Neruda. To make our lives easier, he gives us steps to follow. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

Flash fiction fans: I’m going to give you the link to the general site of Flashy Fiction, rather than always giving you Friday, as you might come to the site on a different day, thus be offered a different image. Pot luck.

If you have questions, ask. If you write in response to any of these, the people whose blogs you visit would love to read your responses. Post!

I shall see you Tuesday for an image prompt and then, not until the following Tuesday, for a regular poetry prompt.OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, all.

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