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Poetry Freeforall: There’s No Stopping Them

7:44 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Where Have All the Flowers Gone sung by The Kingston Trio

Well, hi, everyone. I think I have forgotten how to do this. I do know, Start with Donna:

We start with Donna’s Put Words Together. Make Meaning which gives us a brief look into Collin Kelley’s new book Render. She describes his poems as narrative scenarios that function much like scenes from a movie. Beyond the responsibility I feel to read a fellow Atlantan’s work, I trust Donna, having discovered several poets through her recommendations. Head over to read her review.

Visit naming constellations and read Joseph’s thoughts for the direction of his blog for the next few months. Those who have sent him poems to take apart in The Refinery, do not despair; he has not forgotten. This month of prompts has kept him reminded that he likes to create poetic exercises for us, just not every day. If you have not had time to read, or write to, Joseph’s Recursions, go. For the extended metaphor alone, you should read.

Head over to The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog. Prompts start again tomorrow, so remind yourself to check. Adele’s prompts are always wonderful. For today and a laugh, visit to read (scroll down) ‘How a Poem is Written,’ by Michael T. Young. It should resonate. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Visit.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, the words come from an episode of Seinfeld. If you haven’t wordled yet, what are you waiting for? Brenda will have the new words up on Sunday. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Over at Carry On Tuesday,  Keith has given us a familiar phrase, so the trick will be to make it fresh. As always, Keith leaves a link, this time to the origin of the phrase and to a t.v. episode. Go on over.

I have been missing my weekly laugh. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Look around while you are there. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a painting by Helen Ward. Either you all are tired, or you aren’t sure what to make of it. Only 45 people have tried their hands. Remember that you do not have to address the whole painting, or its subject. Find some small detail that sparks you and write about that.

Alan [Alan? I was only gone a month] at Poetry Jam, wishes us to soak ourselves. To find out how, or in what, head to the Jam.

This week on Carol’s Light Words we are stopping at Dance Around Friday. Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around — remember that she is on California time. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun.

At imaginary garden with real toads, it is Transforming Friday and the last of the Eco-regions. Head over and see what Hannah wants us to do with the tropical rain forest. Those who follow Hannah know her posts are full of information, links to neat things, and discoveries. I wonder what she will transform next… Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems asks us to focus on a protagonist. We are warned that we will be living with this protagonist for a few prompts. Irene says, The idea is that the protagonist will somehow tie all your poems together so there’s a kind of storyline going on.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. I have not seen a Friday post in a couple of weeks, so will link you generally. It’s never difficult finding a spark. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, Victoria has posted an essay on Voice. The poet’s voice is something we all need to be aware of, whether or not we want it to be heard. There is a prompt at the end of the essay. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

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 that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a tab: Even More Prompt Sites. I give the general address for each place, as it’s easy to find the prompts.

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. So, post!

I shall see you Tuesday, for a shake it out prompt; Thursday for links and such; and Friday for the round-up of prompts.

Happy writing, everyone.

 
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Posted by on 03/05/2013 in exercises, poetry, writing

 

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Friday Poetry Freeforall: Free Day, Free Poetry

9:15 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Queen singing Bohemian Rhapsody

Hello all. I did warn you I might be shifting themes a couple of times. I loved the brightness of the last but it made my already long-ish posts longer, and stretched comments out to an alarming looking length if there were any discussion. Then I tried Balloons: font too small and side bar not at the side. So we’re back to the theme that, so far, presents better than the others.

In case you missed yesterday’s post which has links to several places for writing a poem a day during National Poetry Month, I’ll give you the link when I remember. I am going to add Adele Kenny’s blog, as I see she is participating. Now, for this weekend with its extra day!

tow-truck1We start with Donna’s Put Words Together. Make Meaning. She is off for a week, but left us with a topic to write on. It involves writing the opposite of what is, so head over to see what is.

The Refinery is on fire. This week, Marian Veverka hands over a more structured, more formal poem than we have seen. Head over to see what tack Joseph takes with this. Visit and watch a master craftsman at work and send in your poems.

Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, she asks us to celebrate Spring. Whether it’s coming, or going, or won’t arrive where you live, she gives us many ideas as to how to approach this recalcitrant season. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Visit.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, the words come from a poem by Dunya Mikhail. For a link to hear her read the poem head to The Whirl, but write your poem first.  Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Carry On Tuesday gives us the title and refrain of a Beatles’ song. As always, Keith leaves a link, so go on over to listen to the song.

If Mad Kane’s Humor Blog makes me smile just when I see her blog name, imagine what it can do when actually there and reading limericks! Check out Limerick-off Mondays. Look around while you are there. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a painting by Magritte. I find Magritte’s work some of the best to write an ekphrastic poem to? on? Head over to see the image. Anyone else try to see the title of the book?

Mary at Poetry Jam, talks about the usual and the unusual in our lives. To find out what she wants us to do with them, head over.

When I realise I am scrolling through Carol’s Light Words and stopping for a little this and a little that, I give you the general address. You have choices of photographs, bits of trivia, and music to act as inspiration. Be sure to check out her Fridays. Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun. Go wander on your own.

At imaginary garden with real toads, it is Transforming Friday. Hannah is in the savanna. When I took geography, as a kid, this was the area that caught at my imagination. I loved the sound of the word and then, the denizens. Head over to read about it and maybe become part of it. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems has yet another intriguing challenge. I know; I find so many of them intriguing, but this really is. The instruction: Let your shadow write a poem. Head over to see what Neil is asking us to play with. I particularly enjoyed his discourse.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, Poetics offers us the possibility of tea with Miss Marple. How can one resist? Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

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 that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a tab: Even More Prompt Sites. I give the general address for each place, as it’s easy to find the prompts.

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. So, post!

I shall see you Tuesday, for a prompt to celebrate National Poetry Month and your poetry; Thursday for links, probably; and Friday for the round-up of prompts.

Happy writing, everyone.

 
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Posted by on 29/03/2013 in exercises, poetry, writing

 

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Friday Poetry Freeforall: Grab Bag

7:55 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to (and watching) Jake Bugg singing Lightning Bolt

Hello all. I picture us at the week’s finishing line, limping, bloodied, bandaged but here. For the weekend let’s find something to play with while we recover.

Before we start our regular list, Barbara Young is announcing a prompt a day for National Poetry Month, i.e. April. Visit her site Miz Quickly’s Impromptu Poetry Month for a feel of what we are in store for. In her About section, Barbara says, we’re not going to concentrate on building Faberge eggs.  Now and then, we’ll consider form and function, but most days we’ll be working on the marbles and screws and old silver dimes to stash. Quantities. We want to get you loose-jointed and a little bit crazy. Later, you can work on polish. Head over to see the posts she has (links in right-hand column) and get a feel for the style of prompts.

tow-truck1We start with Donna’s Put Words Together. Make Meaning. and several choices of interesting places to go. In particular, the article on Modern Poetry and the link to Susan Rich’s Big Poetry Giveaway site, are places you will want to check.

The Refinery is back in business and I am being smelted, or at least, my poem is. Joseph has some ore to work with, but that doesn’t mean you should stop sending him poems. My filter, this time, as to what to send in was for a poem that had potential but I didn’t know what to do to move it on. Now I know what to do. I have already redrafted once and am breathing again about that poem. Visit and watch a master craftsman at work.

Head over to The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog. There is so much on offer today, I almost stayed. The prompt focuses on colour. Adele gives us a wonderful list of colours and their prescribed meanings. Everyone should copy and paste it for their files. Adele also takes on adjectives with a couple of quotes that made me laugh, especially Mark Twain’s. And, then there is the prompt. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Visit.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, the words come from Brenda’s Facebook newsfeed on Friday night.  The Whirl is celebrating its 100th wordle! Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Over at Carry On Tuesday,  Keith has given us a line from novelist Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (of course I have her in my bookshelf — you don’t? No, no, I don’t have her, but go look at her Wikipedia picture — scary). As always, Keith leaves a link, this time to quotes on age. Go on over.

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Look around while you are there. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a painting by Picasso. I’m heading back over to see what people made of it. Only 48 people tried their hand. I find it interesting with this site to see what does and doesn’t work for writers.

Peggy at Poetry Jam, asks us to reflect on reflections. Head on over to find out the different possibilities and to see the photographs that might inspire you.

This week on Carol’s Light Words we are again stopping in at her Cloud Captions photograph. I loved this week’s photo which reminded me of a scene from Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood. Be sure to check out her Fridays. Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around — remember that she is on California time. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun. Go wander on your own.

At imaginary garden with real toads, it is Fireblossom Friday. Head over and see what she wants us to do with cracks. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems has another intriguing challenge. A clue: There’s a difference if you notice, between naming and renaming. Head over to see what Neil is asking us to play with.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, the menu offers so much choice that I’ll let you pick, this week. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

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 that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a tab: Even More Prompt Sites. I give the general address for each place, as it’s easy to find the prompts.

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. So, post!

I shall see you Tuesday, for an image prompt; Thursday for more stuff on National Poetry Month — actually, mostly the challenge I am a part of, unless you have something on that topic you would like me to include in the post; and Friday for the round-up of prompts.

Happy writing, everyone.

 
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Posted by on 22/03/2013 in exercises, poetry, writing

 

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Friday Poetry Freeforall: Spring! Winter Spring! Winter

8:07 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Bold Thady Quill by The Clancy Brothers – my Irish is up 😉

Hullo, everyone. Ready for the weekend? I thought so. Let’s see what we have to accompany us.

tow-truck1We start with Donna’s Poetry Tow Truck, and a prompt I remember as one that took some brain adjustment on my part when I wrote to it last year. Once you get the hang of the pattern, it’s fun to work it. Start with a short phrase. Go on over to see Donna’s instructions and examples — she offers a number of approaches.

How many of you have been enjoying Joseph’s Refinery? Ah, well. The forge is silent while awaiting ore from the mines (that’s us). In case a poem arrives and knowing how quick Joseph’s young brain is, I’ll leave his general URL. To find examples of his work as a refiner, scroll down a bit, looking to the left sidebar for The Refinery.

Remind me not to let myself be distracted when I’m writing this. I caught myself looking for a poem to send in. Thirty minutes later… and I had only worked through three , or four…

Morning, noon, evening, and night — Head over to The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, to find out what Adele suggests for these times of day. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Visit.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, the words come from a Netflix documentary. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Over at Carry On Tuesday,  Keith has given us a line from an Eric Clapton song. As always, Keith leaves a link to the lyrics and to hear the song. You might want to write your poem first. Go on over.

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays.  Madeleine offers three for one, this week, celebrating the second anniversary of the posting. Besides two possibilities for the limerick, we get a bit of history, so if you have wondered when and how Limerick-Off Mondays started, here’s your chance. Look around while you are there. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a photograph, by Robin Gosnall, of sea and sand. The dominant impression I got, as I looked at it, was of the different degrees of light. Might make an interesting side path for a poem.

Laurie at Poetry Jam, gives us a whole lot of fun. I just spent fifteen minutes over there, even knowing you were back here. Need a smile? She gives us the final dance from Dirty Dancing. Make it large screen and watch through the flying lift part [if you haven’t seen it]. Need a laugh? Laurie gives us The Evolution of Mom Dancing with Jimmy Fallon and a special (very special) guest. I may leave you all again to watch it. Oh, and the prompt, which has to do with dancing. Sashay over to find out what and to smile and to laugh.

This week on Carol’s Light Words we are stopping in at her Cloud Captions photograph. I am amazed at what perspective can do. I won’t say anything else other than to be curious whether anyone else takes a moment to grok the photo. The clouds are amazing. Be sure to check out her Fridays. I have them bookmarked, now. Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around — remember that she is on California time. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun. Go wander on your own.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Kerry gives us Mary’s last Mixed Bag. The prompt is intriguing. If you like to play with moral dilemmas, this one is for you. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems is asking us to play with centos… from each other’s work. Fun! I remember when they gave us a prompt last year where we gave each other lines. My favourite prompt. This one is slightly different so head over and read the possibilities as presented by Neil and Irene

Patricia K. Lichen, Author offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. One of the topics this week is less work = slower climate change. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, in Form For All, Tony talks to us about cinquains. While it may not be that hard to write one, it is hard to write a very good one. His example, Adelaide Crapsey’s ‘November Night,’ is incredibly good (she did create the American form). It took me a couple of readings to see the beauty of her structure, line breaks and sound techniques. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place. Spring is in the air and I am sensing Gimlets at the bar.

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 that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites. I give the general address for each place, as it’s easy to find the prompts.

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. So, post!

I shall see you Tuesday, for another source prompt; Thursday for stuff on National Poetry Month — actually, mostly the challenge I am a part of, unless you have something on that topic you would like me to include in the post; and Friday for the round-up of prompts.

Happy writing, everyone.

 

 
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Posted by on 15/03/2013 in exercises, poetry, writing

 

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Friday Poetry Freeforall: Going, Going…

7:23 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to San Francisco by Scott McKenzie

Hullo, all. I don’t think I have ever seen weather so bi-polar. Tomorrow I head North where the weather is just as varied but thirty degrees colder. While I travel, how about the rest of you relax and write.

tow-truck1We start with Donna, at Put Words Together. Make Meaning, who seems to have run into some of the same walls many of us are finding. Read her post and then her suggestions for a possible poem. I’m thinking, something based on the structure of her post might be interesting to play with, too. Head over.

How many of you have been enjoying Joseph’s Refinery? Learning a lot? The mine is about to close down, unless more ore arrives. I thought I told you all: I want poems to take us to December. Seriously. Don’t make me come out there. If you have not participated, visit and read back through the poems where Joseph has helped several of us begin the polishing of a good piece of ore.The link takes you to the most recent, although, by tomorrow, Joseph might have a new piece. Those who have participated, don’t be shy about sending in a second poem. Joseph can always keep them as reserves. Now, people!

Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele asks us to ponder our concept of heaven. She suggests several ways to go, including a reminder that we don’t have to believe to write. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Head over.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, the words come from Brenda’s readings on performance artist Marina Abramovic.  They are lovely words. Despite not quite getting to the point of posting a poem, I continue to draft one each week. These words go well with the week before’s. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Over at Carry On Tuesday,  Keith’s choice this week is a couple of lines from a poem by Tupac Amaru Shakur. I love the lines and had to stop a moment to copy them down. They would work well as a refrain. As always, Keith leaves a link to information about the artist, as well as the poem. You might want to write your own first. Go on over.

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays.  Madeleine offers two for one, this week. She has her regular kick-off line, and an alternative linked to the Oscars. Look around while you are there. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, Venus de Milo with Drawers, by Salvador Dali . What’s that? you say. I said, Drawers. Go look. Even if you don’t write to images, go look.

Peggy at Poetry Jam, gives us ‘a  threefer ~ being logical, being illogical, being emotional’. She throws in Star Trek to balance it all out. Head over to read what she says.

This is one of those weeks when Carol’s Light Words has so much to choose from, as possible prompts, that I am giving you the general address. Be sure to check out her Fridays. I have them bookmarked, now. Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around — remember that she is on California time. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun. Go wander on your own.

At imaginary garden with real toads, we have more choices, among them, a musical inspiration, and an interview with a the founder of an independent poetry and fiction collective. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems has a fun challenge for us. I was drafting a poem by the time I finished reading the prompt. Neil asks us to remove the objectifying “the”. To find out from what, visit.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. The regular Friday post is not up yet, but there is plenty to read and see. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, in Form For All, Samuel Peralta talks to us about a trireme sonnet. I am much taken with his example poem, so that goes on the list. Sigh. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

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 that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites. I give the general address for each place, as it’s easy to find the prompts.

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. So, post!

Remember that the blog goes dark for a week, while I visit my grand-daughter (and my son and his wife). I shall see you Tuesday, March 12 for a prompt. Good grief, that’s already half-way through the month!

Happy writing, everyone.

P.S. Poems. To Joseph. Now. Please.

 
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Posted by on 01/03/2013 in exercises, poetry, writing

 

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Friday Freeforall: Pick One

7:33 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to The Unicorn by The Irish Rovers

Hullo, all. Grey skies and rain are back. We even had thunder and lightning last night, something rare for Atlanta. Snow or rain, the good news is we don’t have to go out to write.

tow-truck1We start with Donna’s Poetry Tow Truck archives. I’ve pulled up an interesting post on finding poem titles. Donna says: One of my biggest struggles is selecting titles for my poems. So today’s workshop in a box will focus on title-finding suggestions I have collected over the years from different teachers and workshops. You might even stumble across a new poem idea, while working on titles.

Joseph’s Refinery is smelting and this week Vivienne Blake [ViV] has a poem on the anvil. Go over and watch Joseph at work. It’s like having our own workshop each week. He has also given us a prompt, at the end, which starts: Share a moment where you learned something valuable from what you thought would be a mundane activity. Head over to read what he says next. Remember to send in your poems for workshopping.

Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele gives us an apparently simple prompt on happiness. To read the suggested prep and tips, as well as the caveat, head over. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop.

At The Sunday Whirl, Elizabeth sent in the word list. They are lovely words. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Over at Carry On Tuesday,  Keith’s choice this week is a line from a Beatles’ song. To see which one and for a link to listen to it, head over.

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays.  Look around while you are here. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a painting, Wind of History, by Jacek Yerka. I stayed quite a while with it, there is so much to absorb, so many possibilities for a direction to take. This is one of those paintings where I suggest you start at the bottom left and work your way across and up, noting every detail you spot.

Peggy at Poetry Jam, wants us to look at stripes. Along with her suggestions for where the word is used, make a conscious effort to look around you and note what, in your life, is striped. You might do that for a day. That way you might come up with a poem of a different stripe.

I have shifted Elizabeth‘s blog address over to the tab, Friday Freeforall: Even More Prompts, for now. Elizabeth has one of those blogs that require exploration, so drop in, every now and then.

We’re at Carol’s Wonder Wednesday, where she gives us an image and a possible track to go down. This week her photographs offer a contrast. Head over to read what Carol says about them.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Hannah is back to transform us.  Transforming Friday offers a look at another Eco-region’s occupants, both flora and fauna, and asks us to express poetically the point of view of your choice of creature or wildlife in the Desert Region. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems offers an intriguing prompt. Neil asks us to look at our own language… To read what, in particular, head on over.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author: Weekend Haiku & Limericks offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, we are being given a chance to play with graffiti. Haven’t you always wanted, just once, to create one of those magnificent pieces of art? Here’s your chance.  Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

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 that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites. I give the general address for each place, as it’s easy to find the prompts.

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. So, post!

I shall see you Tuesday for an image prompt; Thursday for Your Serendipity; and next Friday for the usual.

Happy writing, everyone.

 
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Posted by on 22/02/2013 in exercises, poetry, writing

 

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Friday Freeforall: Free To Play

7:45a.m. — Atlanta

listening to You Were on My Mind by We Five — good God, I hear some people exclaim… I had completely forgotten that one

Hullo, everyone. The sun is out and my mood corresponds so let us see what we have to play with this weekend; or, for those of you who collect prompts and put them in files for later [as I do], what we have for your collection.

tow-truck1We start with Donna’s Put Words Together. Make Meaning and again two possibilities — both are tremendous fun. The exercises use Donna’s lines, so head over and start playing. Think of the offerings as a wordle, but specific to parts of speech, and a word acrostic.

Joseph’s Refinery is smelting and this week Yousei Hime took advantage of the opportunity. Go over and watch Joseph at work. It’s like having our own workshop each week. He has also given us a prompt, at the end. It’s a fun one, but a little complicated. Go read.

My reaction as soon as I saw the post’s title was, ‘Ooh!’ at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog. The post is titled ‘Collage Cabaret‘ and you almost lost me. I wanted to start immediately, now, sooner possibly. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Visit.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda picked our words from Jeopardy. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Over at Carry On Tuesday,  Keith’s choice this week might be a challenge, as he has chosen a line of prose. Don’t forget that you can break it up. The line comes from the actress Vivien Leigh. Head over.

We have a bonus at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. This week she offers not only the chance to do a Valentine’s limerick, but a first line for the regular challenge, that has an alternative reading. Look around while you are there. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a painting by Joseph Lorusso. I love the painting’s style, colour, and composition, so I have some web trawling to do, but meanwhile, with this, there is an obvious central focus. It might be fun to write about a smaller thing in the painting and make the obvious the side note.

Welcome Laurie Kolp at Poetry Jam, where her topic, sacrifices, comes with several photographs and accompanying quotations to start us down possible paths to poetry.

I have shifted Elizabeth‘s blog address over to the tab, Friday Freeforall: Even More Prompts, for now. Elizabeth has one of those blogs that require exploration, so drop in, every now and then.

We’re at Carol’s Wonder Wednesday, where she gives us an image and a possible track to go down. Her focus is Valentine’s, and as a bonus, we can listen to Who Wrote the Book of Love. Alternatively, visit Carol’s Cloud Capture Monday, for a non-Valentine theme.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Fireblossom Friday offers a form challenge. Fireblossom says: Today, I am feeling strict. Today, we are going to do form. Today, we are going to do iambs! Go ahead, groan like the spirits of the damned, I’ve made up my mind. So, go play with the toads, but watch out!

Do you remember your first kiss? We Write Poems wants to know. To read what, in particular, head on over.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author: Weekend Haiku & Limericks offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, one of the bartenders is taking leave for a while. Gay Reiser Cannon  has provided us with so much and even in her final piece she takes care to leave us with a Poet’s Toolbox. If you don’t have time to read the post, bookmark it, or copy paste [with attribution] for your files. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

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 that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites. The sites won’t always be up-to-date, in fact, rarely, but the links will get you there.

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. So, post!

I shall see you Tuesday for a prompt; Thursday for Your Serendipity; and next Friday for the usual.

Happy writing, everyone.

 
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