8:02 a.m.– Atlanta
listening to Seals & Crofts singing King of Nothing
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie The prompt that caught my eye this week is the image with its photograph of two red shoes, oddly compelling. Check out their other prompts for the week.
The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog: Adele has a guest prompter, this week: Me.It was odd to arrive at her site and see me. I had forgotten, briefly. At any rate, the prompt focuses on a sense of place and I talk more than usual, as I discuss what a sense of place entails. Visit.
The Sunday Whirligig has our Wordle words ready. They are an interesting collection, sourced from a Naomi Shihab Nye piece. Go on over.
Pink.Girl.Ink. Stacy is giving us one of her guided prompts. I love these. Even if you are feeling at your least creative, if you follow the steps, you will have a poem. You can take it from there. Stacy is good at these, so see what she says about summer. Visit.
Feeling blue? Need a laugh? Need warming up? You need to read a limerick or two. Make tracks to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. Read several. They are in the comments so you don’t even have to leave the page. One advantage to writing a limerick 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 — read several, write one.
Magpie Tales gives us an exquisite artwork by Ulrike Bolenz. Remember, as with any image prompt, you can focus on one aspect rather than the whole. Take a look.
Found Poetry Review The FPR’s focus is graduation speeches: select any current or past speech. If you are attending a graduation, jot down notes to reuse later. Beth provides several links for us to look for a source text. Head over.
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 personal truths, stranded, and sunflowers. Visit to find out what the prompts are about.
At imaginary garden with real toads Fireblossom talks lists. Check it out.
At Poets United Midweek Motif Susan gives us happiness as our motif. Visit to read the examples she has chosen, to inspire us, especially a brief video of Alfred Hitchcock defining happiness.
Jeremy’s Weekly Challenge I love the black and white photograph Jeremy has and found myself already working on one of the phrases he gives us this week. Check out the possibilities.
At The Happy Amateur Sasha explains wikems. Head over to see what she does with blue.
Over at dVerse I have left the choice to you. When you arrive at the site, scroll down a bit and you will see the choices for the week. To the bar!
See you Tuesday for an image prompt; Thursday for links and such; and Friday for the roundup of the week’s prompts.
Happy writing, everyone.