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Poetry Prompts Freeforall: Pick and Choose

7:49 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Rascal Flatts singing These Days

Hello, everyone. This is the final Friday roundup until August, so if you like having one source to check each Friday, rather than having a dozen bookmarked, just bookmark this page and you’ll find your way to each site’s most current prompt. Teachers: you are almost there. Hang on.

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Sepia Saturday, is a site that has been up since 2009! Their thing is photographs, old ones, yours or theirs. This week, long hair: you have to go look! I like this site more and more, partly because they lay out what’s coming up, but mostly because they suggest possibilities with each photograph — themes can be specific or universal. Head over and be sure to read ‘Ask Auntie Miriam’.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda has our fourteen [Yes, fourteen. Deal.] weekly words. I love the source: Today’s words came from a Facebook conversation I had with fellow poet Pamela Kaler Sayers. We both contributed words to this week’s Whirl. 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 talks about transport and travel. She gives us a little context in her arriving at the prompt and then her always fabulous guidelines and tips and examples.

There is an art to writing a limerick that transcends the form’s notoriety. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week — I laughed this week. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.magpie

Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], Tess gives us quite a challenge. You can stare at the image for quite a while and be overwhelmed by the muchness of it. I notice not many have responded [at The Mag, 32 counts as not many]. Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.

At Poetry Jam, Peggy gives us age and aging of more than just people. Visit to see what she says.

carol Carol, at Light Words,is not quite at the dancing on tables stage, but she is back with a rocking prompt. Do you know what a palimpsest is? Whether you do or no, head over to see what she says. I found it fascinating as a possibility for a poem, either as structure or focus.

At the Found Poetry Review we are asked to remix a master remixer, Dylan — or erase.  Don’t forget to stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. 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 street naming, pet matchmaking, and underwater. Visit.

At imaginary garden with real toads, I couldn’t choose between Margaret’s new topic of sketch poems or Isadora’s curse poem. Go look at both. Go play with the toads.

wewritepoemsRed Wolf Poems gives us an image prompt, a painting of the River Walk in my home town, San Antonio. Visit Red Wolf.

The Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is best friends. Susan has several possible sources of inspiration for us. Head over.

dverseOver at dVerse, Meeting the Bar and Björn introduce the haibun, one of my favourite forms because of its versatility. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place and the ice is clinking.

Flashy Fiction Friday  isn’t up yet, so check a bit later.

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 and leave your links with them!

The first summer prompt goes up Tuesday (explanation for newcomers).

OCALHand_WritingHave a wonderful summer (winter). Happy writing, everyone.

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Poetry Prompts Freeforall: What Do You Mean It’s Friday?

9:02 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Paul Simon singing The Boy in the Bubble

Hello, all. Is it my imagination, or are Fridays coming around with increasing frequency? I thought so. Let’s get to it, then.

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Sepia Saturday, is a site that has been up since 2009! Their thing is photographs, old ones, yours or theirs. If the old photos throw you, read what the prompter suggests for each: There are a host of possible themes you might like to follow ranging from the girls in their room to the pennants and banners on the wall or even that somewhat rudimentary plumbing next to the window — themes can be specific or universal. Head over and be sure to read ‘Ask Auntie Miriam’.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda has our dozen weekly words. 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 suggests we take on the unexplained. She gives a list of examples, but that’s in case you haven’t run across unexplained things in your life — what? You haven’t run into a chupacabra? You’ve sussed out crop circles? The tips she includes might work as a structure if started and gone down through. Just saying. If nothing else, stop by and read the example poems. There are some wonderful ones.

Never written a limerick? What are you waiting for? There is an art to writing one that transcends the form’s notoriety. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.magpie

Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], Tess gives us an Edward Hopper painting — that got you moving, those who haven’t been over. We do love our Hopper, don’t we? Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.

At Poetry Jam, Mary gives us rain, or the lack thereof. Visit to see what she says.

carol Hip replacement happening at Light Words. Hopefully, Carol will be her rocking self soon. I notice that she has begun to look around her and take photographs. Can dancing be far behind? Check to see what she is doing with black and white photos.

At the Found Poetry Review we are asked to remix a master remixer, Dylan — or erase.  Don’t forget to stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. 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 top five albums, Sunday drivers, and an abecedarian. Visit.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Kerry discusses the device of the pathetic fallacy in poetry. I found it fascinating. There is a prompt at the end, but read the essay. Go play with the toads.

wewritepoemsRed Wolf Poems has a new giant wordle up. There is something mesmerising about the amount of words and it’s fun to see how many you can incorporate. The source of words are the poems written for the site’s every other weekly prompt.

The Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is green. Do you know the etymology of ‘green’? Me either, and my reaction on reading what Susan found, was “Well, I’ll be damned’. She has all kinds of possible starting points for us. Head over.

dverseOver at dVerse, Meeting the Bar and ManicDDaily [aka Karen] talk about slant rhyme, something we should all cultivate. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place and the ice is clinking.

It’s character sketch time at Flashy Fiction Friday. Go see what the theme is.

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 and leave your links with them!

I shall see you Tuesday for our image prompt; Thursday for the summer calendar; and Friday for the prompt roundup.

OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, everyone.

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Poetry Prompts Freeforall: And Again

8:20 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Einaudi playing The Days

Hello, all. Get ready to settle into weekend mode and more writing.

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Sepia Saturday, is a site that has been up since 2009! Their thing is photographs, old ones, yours or theirs. This week’s theme revolves around sand and the seaside. Head over and be sure to read ‘Ask Auntie Miriam’.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda chose our words from a Sherman Alexie poem, ‘Little Big Man’. 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 addresses the ode. Don’t run. Listen a minute. She starts with a brief history, then gives us a set of guidelines and some tips, as well as several examples. If you have never tried to write an ode, this is going to be your best chance, with Adele holding our hands through the process. Go over and check it out and don’t be daunted by the length of the post. You can skip straight down to guidelines, if you wish.

No new wordle up. If you didn’t get a chance at this one, it‘s still up for grabs. Red Wolf Poems’ wordles are different from Brenda’s, so check them out at We Wordle. There is something mesmerising about the amount of words and it’s fun to see how many you can incorporate. The source of words are the poems written for the site’s regular weekly prompt.

Never written a limerick? What are you waiting for? There is an art to writing one that transcends the form’s notoriety. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.magpie

Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], we have a black and white photograph by Martin Stranka. I found it so compelling, I stopped a moment to read some of the poems. Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.

Gabriella, at Poetry Jam, talks about friends and friendship. Visit to see what she says.

carol Hip replacement happening at Light Words. Hopefully, Carol will be her rocking self soon. I notice that she has begun to look around her and take photographs. Can dancing be far behind? Check to see what she is doing with texture in photos.

At the Found Poetry Review we are told to pillage some sports writing (nonviolently). How can you resist? Go on over and check out the prompt which has several interesting tidbits with it.  Don’t forget to stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. 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 rivals, comfort, and God’s work.Visit.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Hannah is Transforming Friday with The Black Forest. To read what she says and see her collection of photographs, visit. Go play with the toads.

wewritepoemsAt Red Wolf Poems, Yousei admonishes us to polish the silver! To find out what it’s all about go on over. She gives us all the materials we need.

The Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is looking at bicycles. Susan has quotes, a photograph, a starter question, and a video for us. Head over.

dverseOver at dVerse, Meeting the Bar introduces us to a new form, created by one of its readers. The tilus is apparently simple but in its simplicity lies the challenge to write a good one. Go to it. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

I’m chuckling already at Flashy Fiction Friday. Go see why. It involves a headline and Elvis. Go see what it’s about.

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 and leave your links with them!

I shall see you Tuesday for a prompt on intelligence; Thursday for links on image stuff; and Friday for the prompt roundup.

OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, everyone.

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Poetry Prompts Freeforall: Here We Go

7:34 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Vivaldi

Hello, all. Ready for a week full of possibilities? Not everyone is back up and running, so I’ll leave markers.

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We have a new contender: Sepia Saturday, a site that has been up since 2009! Their thing is photographs, old ones, yours or theirs. Head over and be sure to read ‘Ask Auntie Miriam’.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda gives us our usual dozen. 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 has a guest prompter who says ‘the best love poems walk right up to the edge of sentimentality but don’t go over the cliff. Here are four ideas for ways to enter the tricky terrain of the love poem’. Visit to read her ideas [I don’t know why the font has shrunk; nor will it unshrink]

Red Wolf Poems’ wordles are different from Brenda’s, so check them out at We Wordle. There is something mesmerising about the amount of words and it’s fun to see how many you can incorporate. The source of words are the poems written for the site’s regular weekly prompt.

Never written a limerick? What are you waiting for? There is an art to writing one that transcends the form’s notoriety. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.magpie

Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], we have Chair With the Wings of a Vulture, 1960, a sculpture by Salvador Dali. I thought I had seen most of his work. Clearly not. Have fun with this one. Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.

Laurie Kolp, at Poetry Jam, invites us to join in the festivities. So, go.

carol  Hip replacement happening here. Hopefully, Carol will be her rocking self soon.

 

At the Found Poetry Review they are recovering from a month of setting and writing to 30 prompts. If you don’t know about Oulipo, head over and read some of the prompts and poems and give it a try, yourself.  Don’t forget to stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. 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 flowers, through a child’s eyes, and mama.Visit.

At imaginary garden with real toads, I have met a new artist to love. Go on over to see who Fireblossom gives us for inspiration. Go play with the toads.

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The Poets United Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is looking at children. Head over to read what Susan suggests we do.

dverseOver at dVerse, Meeting the Bar presents us with conversational poetry. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

I love Walt’s presentation of today’s post at Flashy Fiction Friday: Homecoming. Go see what he has us coming home from.

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 and leave your links with them!

I shall see you Tuesday for a doors and windows prompt; Thursday for the summer calendar; and Friday for the prompt roundup.

OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, everyone.

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Poetry Prompts Freeforall: Bring it on NaPoWriMo

10:03 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Say When sung by The Fray

Hello, there. This is the last Freeforall until May. Should you still want to check out sites and don’t want to bookmark a whole lot of places, pin the link to this post to your blog and you’ll be able to navigate from there. Should I suddenly go silent, I haven’t fallen off the earth. I’m at my mother’s where connectivity is an issue. Enjoy April, everyone.

Donna, in her Other People’s Poetry series, introduces us to Franki Elliot. whose poem ‘Piano Rats’ does the same for my poetic sensibilities as to Donna’s: I’m a sucker for poems that make leaps I can follow, and a double sucker for poems that can do this with attention to detail. Both prompts are cool. I know, not helpful, but you need to read what this poem does; then you’ll see: the prompts are cool and will result in stretching.

Hmmm. I could have sworn I saw resonance eleven come through my inbox. Apparently not. I suspect we have lost Joseph for the next few weeks, although he does say the prompts will continue. I have given you Naming Constellations’ general address to check on.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda gives us our usual dozen plus one. Yep, two weeks of baker’s dozens. Must be an omen. 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 has a fascinating prompt to do with literary locations. Not only does she give us her usual tips, and example poems, but also, several possible locations. Me, I want to work with Enid Blyton’s Wishing Chair place! Not on the list but popped into my head. Go on over.

At Quickly, Barbara is getting us ready for April. She will be one of the providers of prompts during the longest thirty days of the year. Visit.

We Write Poems’ wordles are different from Brenda’s, so check them out at We Wordle. There is something mesmerising about the amount of words and it’s fun to see how many you can incorporate. The source of words are the poems written for the site’s regular weekly prompt.

There is an art to writing a limerick that transcends the form’s notoriety. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week. Never written one? What are you waiting for? At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.magpie

Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], we have a photograph, My Bed by Tracey Emin.  Ask yourself, What’s the story? Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.

At Poetry Jam, Laurie talks about the recent loss of her mother and fashions a prompt for us dealing with letting go, a difficult topic, one which many of us are facing in the next few years. Visit.

carolI love Carols prompt this week.I laughed a couple of times [yes, at the photograph, Carol, but I laughed with you], as I read the back-story. Wonder Wednesday talks about another kind of ‘selfie‘. Head over to check it out.

This week’s prompt at the Found Poetry Review is their last regular one until May. They ask us to take on the Transcendentalists. Stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. 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 earliest memories, lost & found, and new forms. Visit.toad garden2 ocal

At imaginary garden with real toads, Margaret has a neat prompt to do with flowers. Go play with the toads.

wewritepoems-bannerAt We Write Poems Irene waxes philosophical about childhood. She asks interesting questions. Head over to read.

The Poets United Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is two languages. Don’t panic. You know more than you think. Don’t forget the language of art, carpentering, boating, maths… Head over to read what Susan suggests we do.dverse

Ah, yes, rhythm. At dVerse, Tony Maude holds our hands through blank verse and metre. Read. Bookmark. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place. Unless you live in Texas, the ice was put away and we’re looking at toddies again. Good grief, weather.

Whoops! I beat Flashy Fiction Fridayand its newest posting. I gave you the general address. The prompt should be up soon.

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 to them!

I shall see you Tuesday for the first of thirty days. OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, everyone.

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Poetry Prompts Freeforall: Aprille is i’cumen in

9:11 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to John Whelan’s album Celtic Crossroads

Ahhh, Coffee! Hi, everyone. Nine days and counting, ’til the mad month of writing a poem every day for thirty days [or, insane, if you are Joseph Harker, who will write two a day — granted he’s young]. This next week you might grab a prompt for every day and start getting your brain in gear. You don’t have to post them so your brain won’t feel the pressure, but it will get used to the expectation.

Donna, in her Other People’s Poetry series, introduces us to Jake Adam York. When I reached the end of the poem Donna chose, I sighed. Then, I read what Donna says: Sigh. This poem is so tender, I actually sigh when I read it. The poem manages to be tender without being cliché. Donna’s prompts are to either write a poem that personifies a set of things she gives us, or to write a single sentence beginning with…Head over to read the poem and the possibilities. I’m going to pop over to Amazon and order one of his books.

In resonance ten, Joseph tells us, I think a lot of potential for poetry lives in the space created by the unexpected, whether positive or negative, major or minor; nobody wants to read a narrative that’s predictable, at least nobody I know. The prompt that ensues is fun. So go on over and read the exercise.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda gives us our usual dozen plus one. 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 does what Adele does so well: she takes what can be a cliché topic and turns it on its head. To see what she suggests we try with the colour green, visit. She adds a suggestion to play with syntax and includes example poems.

At Quickly, Barbara is getting us ready for April. She will be one of the providers of prompts during the longest thirty days of the year. Visit for some practice in alchemy.

We Write Poems’ wordles are different from Brenda’s, so check them out at We Wordle. There is something mesmerising about the amount of words and it’s fun to see how many you can incorporate. The source of words are the poems written for the site’s regular weekly prompt.

There is an art to writing a limerick that transcends the form’s notoriety. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week. Never written one? What are you waiting for? At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.magpie Included in the post is a link to a set of instructions that will lead you to write a limerick that might even hook you.

Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], we have Feast in the House of Simon, 1610,  a painting by El Greco. The clothing is so sumptuous, I want to write about the material! Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.

Alan1704, at Poetry Jam, offers us owls.  I laughed at his phrase the silent assassin, as my brother, a few weeks ago, insists he was attacked by an owl, waiting for him on the roof of his house. Head over to see what Alan says. I particularly appreciate the instruction to: Let your mind be full of images and words and write whatever comes into you heart and overflows into your senses.

carolAt Carol‘s Wonder Wednesday she gives us a photograph of a subject that marks the end of winter for her. Visit to see the photo, read her haiku and to perhaps write your own end of winter poem.

Whup! You almost lost me here. I wanted to leap right in on this week’s prompt at the Found Poetry Review where we are given thoughts on art, and twitter as part of the mix to play with.  Don’t forget to stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. 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 music lessons, parades, and the saints. Visit.

Okay, I admit it: I adore herotomost, his prompts, I mean. No-one presents with quite his panache. On imaginary garden with real toads, he sets up a context for us and then gives us three possibilities, all of which sound fun [especially the one involving smores, although Lewis & Clark grab me. Then there are the ghost stories.] Go play with the toads.

wewritepoems-bannerAt We Write Poems Irene has instructions for a poem about our neck of the woods. To find out what she suggests, head over.

The Poets United Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is looking at birthdays. Head over to read what Susan suggests we do.

This is one of those weeks at dVerse, when we are spoiled for choice. I gave you the general address. Go on over and see what is a’borning for Spring. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place. I hear the clink of ice. Gimlets, perhaps.

I love the title of today’s post at Flashy Fiction Friday: Impending Doom. How can anyone resist seeing what it’s about?

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 to them!

I shall see you Tuesday for our image prompt; Thursday for a couple of links; and Friday for the prompt roundup.

OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, everyone.

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Poetry Prompts Freeforall: March Winds Are Coming

7:46 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Snow Patrol singing The Lightning Strike

Hi, everyone. I hope all goes well in your lives. If there are hiccups and bumps along the way, reading and writing poetry has a miraculous effect, so grab a prompt. Heck, grab a couple.

Donna, in her Other People’s Poetry series, gives us Nina Corwin. Along with a poem by Corwin, Donna gives us a link to hear her read. If you have been curious about a good poem reader, here is one. We can learn a lot listening to her. The prompts involve four of Corwin’s line starters and unglamorous jobs. Head over to read them.

In resonance eight, Joseph uses chess as a process and no, you do not have to be able to play. As always, trust Joseph and follow his directions. They can take you to unexpected places. I found the exercise fascinating. So go on over and read the exercise.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda gives us our usual dozen plus one. 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 has a guest blogger, Gail Gerwin. The topic is kinfolk. If nothing else, visit to read Gerwin’s poem and one by Helen Doré Watson. Both surprised exclamations from me. Head over to see what she says and read her suggestions, tips, and examples, of which she always has many.

At Qweekly, Barbara has us playing with macro/micro, zooming in and zooming out. Visit.

We Write Poems’ wordles are different from Brenda’s, so check them out at We Wordle. There is something mesmerising about the amount of words and it’s fun to see how many you can incorporate. The source of words are the poems written for the site’s regular weekly prompt. You can have two wordle worlds!

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week. Never written one? What are you waiting for? At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.magpie Her rhyming word choices are great for reminding us that one word can be used in many ways.

LOVE the image over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], Poet’s Sleep, 1989, by Chang Houg Ahn. The skulls! Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.

Mary, at Poetry Jam, has built her prompt around trains. Head over to see what she says.

carolOn Carol‘s Phoneography series she gives us an intriguing series of photographs where the shadows are almost more real than what casts them. Also, Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun.

The Found Poetry Review is at AWP 2014, this week, so gives us the AWP schedule to remix, erase, cut up, or otherwise play with. Don’t forget to stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. 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 recipes, Spring, and dramatic monologues. Visit.

On imaginary garden with real toads, we have a couple of possibilities for inspiration, so I have given the general address. The first involves rhyme [but not a difficult one… really] and art by Benda; the second, a song by Pink. Go play with the toads.

wewritepoems-bannerAt We Write Poems Neil asks for a journal poem. At the end, he says, a journal poem done in this manner may also become a discovery process, allowing associations to be more visible.   (think finger-painting!). To read his explanation, go on over.

The Poets United Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is looking at success. Head over to read Susan’s quotes, watch part of the Sochi closing ceremony, and see what three poems inspire Susan re success.

There was a ripple in the Force earlier this week, when Brian announced that dVerse considered closing. To my/our great relief, they have restructured themselves, instead. This week at dVerse, Brian discusses characterisation in poems. Go on over to see what he says. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place. They’re checking their stock for Spring.

As of 9:00 a.m. EST, Flashy Fiction Friday has not posted, so I’ll give you the general address. Check back for your weekly flash fiction.

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 one of my favourite borrowed prompts prompt; Thursday for a couple of links; and Friday for the prompt roundup.

If I do not show for the next two weeks, there have been expected and unexpected family matters.OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, all.

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