Free Friday Freeforall

20 Apr

7:25 a.m. — Atlanta

Hello, everyone. Ten more days of rapid poeming. You can do it. Meanwhile:

Let us start with Donna and The Poetry Mixtape, where she offers a work by W. S. Merwin and gives us a prompt based on the motif of one of his poems.

Joseph Harker gives us Reverie Fifteen: Translation Ruling the Nation, which offers us several options playing with other languages, to include the possibility of inventing our own. Go on over to read the whole.

Over at Adele’s, The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog gives us something a little different for the month: ‘I offer you an inspiration word or phrase and a related poem for each of April’s thirty days. You may wish to read, write, or do both. Keep in mind that writing a poem a day doesn’t mean that you have to “finish” each poem immediately. You can write a draft each day and set your drafts aside to work on later‘. Adele has the entire month listed and waiting. To read all the possibilities, visit.

This week on Poetic Bloomings we are asked to write a sense poem. As this can go in a couple of directions and to read our hosts’ poems, head over. While you are there, check out their introduction to the tri-fall form.

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda is celebrating the final week leading to the first anniversary of wordles at The Whirl, as are we. The words come from comments left by judges on middle school variety show audition rubrics. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Carry On Tuesday gives us the opening to ‘Lines on a Clock in Chester Cathedral,’ by Henry Twells. To read the line and the poem, visit Keith, who warns us he will be dark for a couple of weeks while he travels. He will leave Mr. Linky open.

Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for her Limerick-off Mondays and a lot more besides. She calls it a humour blog for a reason. Go for the laugh. It’s healthy. It doesn’t much matter if you don’t want to write a limerick; reading them brightens a day. Fact.

Visit Magpie Tales for our image prompt. This week’s image is a lovely Chagall print. Head over to see what we have.

Poetry Jam provides us with a prompt from Mary, this week. She wants us to look at faces. Go on over to see what else she says and to look at her collection of faces.

For you alliterationists out there, visit ABC Wednesday. The introduction gives us a lovely little photo essay on this week’s letter. Head over to look.

The three words this week for Three Word Wednesday are dependence, kept, and rumple. Say rumple… now say it aloud… feel all the shapes your mouth moves with these letters… above all look up its meaning and use it in a way that is unexpected. ‘Tis a gorgeous word. Remember that it’s all about the three words working together. You might try writing down the first thoughts that come into your head as you read these words, before you go on to visit the site for their definitions. They have a particularly good source and I often get ideas from the definitions rather than the given words.

Over at imaginary garden with real toads we get two for one visit. First, we have Kenia’s Wednesday Challenge which asks us to celebrate the feminine. We also have Mary’s Mixed Bag. She takes us to the movies. Visit to read the prompts. Check the rest of the week too. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems wants us to consider humankind, this week. Visit to see what it’s about. Also, WWP is one of the sites offering a place to post your poems for the month.

At Poets United, we are asked to choose a quote and use it as our springboard. For the rest of the prompt, and some quotes to start us, head over.

Over at dVerse their Form For All introduces the framed couplet, invented by writer Hector Gutierrez.  This looks like an interesting and useful technique. We are told the goal is to adhere to the form without having the form itself intrude on the work. As always, explore the pub while you are there. They offer so much on their menu.

Over at Patricia K. Lichen, Author her Weekend Haiku & Limericks gives us the usual three options to use as resources. By the time you visit, this week’s blog may have turned over, so check.  Visit for the possibilities and because it’s fun to wander through the site.

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. Remember that we often get a possible direction along with the image.

The final posting is for Trifecta, I have given you the link to the Instructions page. They have an interesting shtick. Visit and find out what.

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: If you have a topic you want me to discuss, tell me. I’ll take on just about anything and if it’s beyond me, I’ll find sources. What niggles? What have you wanted to ask, or know? If you have an announcement you want posted, send it along for Your Serendipity @ Thursday Thoughts.

The blog is dark until May, except for Fridays, so I shall see you next Friday for the next roundup of prompts. Yes, I do miss you all, but, boy am I getting things done!

Happy writing, everyone.


Posted by on 20/04/2012 in exercises, poetry, writing


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

9 responses to “Free Friday Freeforall

  1. wordsandthoughtspjs

    21/04/2012 at 8:55 pm

    Hi Margo, happy weekend to you!


    • margo roby

      22/04/2012 at 9:30 am

      Hello Pamela — have a lovely Sunday!

  2. Shawna

    23/04/2012 at 8:28 pm

    I also host a poetry word prompt on Mondays, but it’s open all week: Monday Melting at

    • margo roby

      24/04/2012 at 7:56 am

      Thanks, Shawna. I was aware of your prompt. I’ll check it out again. I tend to stay away from the one word places because they already have a huge audience.

      • Shawna

        24/04/2012 at 8:58 am

        I give anywhere from 10 to 24 words; I’m unpredictable. And I’ve never had over about 10 contributors per week. We’re a very small group. 🙂

        • margo roby

          24/04/2012 at 9:00 am

          In that case, Shawna, I shall point people your way 🙂

          • Shawna

            24/04/2012 at 11:45 am

            Thanks. 🙂


Join the discussion and feel free to critique, or suggest an idea for any poem I post.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: