08:17 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Jackson Browne singing Love Needs a Heart
Hello everyone. If you didn’t quite get back into your poetry routine, after the holidays, here we are again with another weekful of prompts. Let’s see if everyone is back and cooking.
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie The prompt that caught my eye this week is one that starts, Mångata is a Swedish word for the glimmering, road-like reflection that the moon creates on water. To find what you are supposed to do with that knowledge, head over. Check out their other prompts for the week.
Pink.Girl.Ink. Stacy is back, talking about what home means to her. She has given us a song and a poem to show other ideas of what home might mean. Visit to find out what she wants us to do.
The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, is back with a Dali painting and you know how you love an image prompt. Adele gives guidelines and tips for writing an ekphrastic poem and includes a few poems on the same painting, by a workshop group of hers. Great fun to read them and see how different each is. Head over.
Head to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. I defy you to not enjoy writing a good limerick. One advantage to writing a limerick, or two, is they are short. You can post them in comments on the blog, or on Mad Kane’s Facebook page. Go over and check it out, to read and laugh, and maybe write.
Magpie Tales has a photograph of clothes on a line. The fading of the background is interesting. Remember that you do not have to write about the whole, or write about the image directly. Head over.
At Poetry Jam, Alan1704 wants us to choose one word. It can be his word listen, or your own word. For what, you ask? Go find out.
We don’t have a new prompt, so if you haven’t done last week’s, here’s your chance. At the Found Poetry Review we have an echo of last year’s April Oulipost challenge. If you didn’t participate and have wondered about it, here’s your chance: As you head into 2015, take a look back at the year’s big news and write a found poem… Go on over for more of the prompt.
Poets & Writers gives us three prompts every week. One for non-fiction, one for fiction, and one for poetry. My contention is that all the prompts work for poetry. They also all work for prose. This week’s topics are mastery, time switch, and I have (a fun suggestion for a list poem). Visit to find out what the prompts are about.
Herotomost, at imaginary garden with real toads, asks us to think about our very first mode of transport. Go play with the toads.
Poets United Midweek Motif returns with a fun motif: seventh. Head on over to see what Susan has to say on the topic and the different bits of inspiration she has for us.
Over at dVerse Bjorn lets us into the new year with play. He asks for a blackout poem. If you have never done one, give it a try. Head to the bar. They love visitors and rumour has it they are offering hot buttered rum.
I shall see you Tuesday for my prompt; Thursday for links and such; and Friday for more prompt site roundups.
Happy writing, everyone.