Poem Tryouts: Unzipped

08 Dec

9:01 a.m. — San Antonio

listening to With Your Love sung by Jefferson Starship

Hello, all. I think I made a rash statement to the effect I would post a picture and keep mum, leaving all possibilities to you. Do you know how hard that is?!

street art unzipped

I found this on Pinterest without title or artist, for which I apologise. Let’s see what you do with it (this is killing me). I will say that whatever results, the image is your spark and doesn’t have to be a part of the poem; or, you can focus on one part of the image and ignore the rest.

I will see you Thursday for links and things and next Tuesday for yet another image prompt, one where I can go back to directing.

Happy writing all.


Posted by on 08/12/2015 in exercises, poems, poetry


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43 responses to “Poem Tryouts: Unzipped

  1. Misky

    08/12/2015 at 9:45 am

    Look at those cubby little feet (x x x), and where did that child find that starfish?

    • margo roby

      08/12/2015 at 9:48 am

      And you know that hair is as soft as down..

      • Misky

        08/12/2015 at 9:51 am

        Stop that; now I smell baby powder…

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  3. Misky

    08/12/2015 at 10:35 am

    That photo was total inspiration. Thank you.

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  5. julespaige

    08/12/2015 at 7:03 pm

    Margo, It started out just for you… but it fit with another prompt too:
    Just a touch of snark? You’ll see… *giggle*
    Falling Water?

  6. Sasha A. Palmer

    08/12/2015 at 7:27 pm

    Sleep, baby, sleep
    I’ll wrap you in a cloud
    and leave the moonlight on
    night’s an enchanted land
    where dreams abound
    and sparkling fall upon
    your half-sealed eyelids
    sleep, my baby, sleep
    the world is kind
    all evil’s buried deep

    • purplepeninportland

      08/12/2015 at 10:32 pm

      So lovely!

      • Sasha A. Palmer

        09/12/2015 at 6:47 am

        Thank you 🙂

    • margo roby

      09/12/2015 at 8:57 am

      Lovely, Sasha. That is the mood this child evokes, isn’t it?

      • Sasha A. Palmer

        09/12/2015 at 12:23 pm

        Thank you, Margo, the birthday girl!
        Hope you’re having a great day 🙂

        • margo roby

          09/12/2015 at 12:59 pm

          I am, Sasha. It’s always made great with the help of Facebook and WordPress and all the people I get to ‘see’ on this day.

    • georgeplace2013

      09/12/2015 at 9:24 am

      “I’ll wrap you in a cloud
      and leave the moonlight on” That is magic

    • Hannah Gosselin

      09/12/2015 at 9:54 am

      I love the moonlight line, too…such a beautiful lullaby of a poem!

    • julespaige

      09/12/2015 at 11:15 am

      Very nice, Sasha. 🙂

      • Sasha A. Palmer

        09/12/2015 at 12:24 pm

        Thank you, thank you, and thank you, friends!


      10/12/2015 at 4:43 am

      Late with this:

      • margo roby

        10/12/2015 at 10:54 am

        But you’re here.


      10/12/2015 at 4:44 am

      A beautiful lullaby – is there a melody for it?

      • Sasha A. Palmer

        10/12/2015 at 3:26 pm

        Thank you, Viv. Your comment made me wish there were a melody for it 🙂

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  8. markwindham

    08/12/2015 at 7:52 pm

    Woohoo! Written same day as the prompt. That’s bound to get me a bonus prize. There are prizes, right? 🙂 OH, and no one died. More bonus points.

    • purplepeninportland

      08/12/2015 at 10:31 pm

      It’s still 8:00 PM in Portland, so don’t be too hasty!

    • margo roby

      09/12/2015 at 8:59 am

      Of course, there are prizes. They are figurative as befits a poet. Your bonus point column is skyrocketing 😀

      • markwindham

        09/12/2015 at 9:32 am

        Always love bonus points. 🙂 and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  9. purplepeninportland

    08/12/2015 at 10:29 pm

    This is such a cute photo.

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  11. writersdream9

    09/12/2015 at 7:56 am

    Really fascinating picture! Thank you. Here’s my take!

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  13. georgeplace2013

    09/12/2015 at 9:16 am

    Here I come straggling along – last again – just like Eeyore

    • margo roby

      09/12/2015 at 10:18 am

      I am very fond of Eeyore. You straggle away.

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  15. Hannah Gosselin

    09/12/2015 at 9:46 am

    I ALWAYS love hearing what you have to say Margo!

    This was magical for me, thank you my friend. 🙂

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  18. memadtwo

    10/12/2015 at 4:35 am

  19. b_y

    10/12/2015 at 6:20 am

    My mind is absolutely too trashy to take this one on.

    • margo roby

      10/12/2015 at 8:38 am

      The thought occurred to me, so that makes two trashy minds and a partridge in a pear tree.

  20. desertdweller29

    11/12/2015 at 9:49 am

    Just had a chance to get to this. What a hopeful image. Many thanks.

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  23. pmwanken

    30/12/2015 at 2:32 pm

    Quite late to the party…but joining in nonetheless!


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