Poetry Freeforall

06 Dec

1195445434563101144Machovka_Christmas2.svg.thumb7:55 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Danny’s Song sung by Loggins & Messina

Hello, everyone. Ready for a bunch of ideas? Wonder how on earth you are going to write everything you want to? The first of us to win the lottery should start a home for poets who want to write to all the prompts around. Here are this week’s.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda found our words in the CBS nightly news. 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.This week: A Meditation on the Relationship of Love and Art by guest blogger Michael T. Young.

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Her rhyme word is crab. I stopped for a while to read. 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 image that might seem to restrict the possibilities. Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can just write the response the image evokes. Go on over.

Mary, at Poetry Jam, has an interesting take on gifts. She reminds us that gifts can be far more than the literal present. Head over to read what she says.

carolThis week on Carol’s Light Words I had to laugh as she bounced from topic to topic; be sure to read about twilight. Fascinating. 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.

Check out the Found Poetry Review’s weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. This week has links to many goodies: an article on the archaeology of poetry; a super cool place and idea for remixing poetry; a great journal, Right Hand Pointing, to submit to; and a blog that features your found poetry. 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 change, the times, and family. Visit.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Margaret gives us several very interesting and different images from photographer Jennifer MacNeill, as inspiration. Go play with the toads.

At We Write Poems Yousei Hime takes over as our guide this month. Her first offering is a lovely idea for a Christmas gift [which can be given at any time], a Holiday Collage. Head over to read what she says.

At Poets United, Verse First presents The Owl. To help, they offer a photograph and a poem. If you want to see the poem in its proper format, visit the poemhunter.

Over at dVerse, Samuel Peralta asks us to take on the 55 words form. It’s a fun exercise. If you haven’t tried it and you haven’t met G-man (Samuel asks that we link to him, as well), visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place. Is that mulled wine?

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 a superstitious prompt; Thursday for I’m still not sure what; and Friday for the week’s prompts roundup.OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, all.


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2 responses to “Poetry Freeforall

  1. Carol Carlisle

    06/12/2013 at 4:17 pm

    So many prompts so little daylight! I do enjoy your prompts with words like flannel and this weeks abandon. I stumbled upon sally this week in John Banville’s “The Sea” The sentence goes: “Her sally of wit, surly rehearsed, had fallen flat.” I suspect it means she put forth an idea. Must, of course, look it up.
    Happy Weekend

    • margo roby

      07/12/2013 at 9:01 am

      I’ll try and have word prompts more often.

      Ah, sally, as in to sally forth. An old fashioned word. I know its meaning, but I’ll have to look it up, too. I want to know where it came from.

      It never ends! 😀

      Bundle up.



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