Come and Get it! Freeforall! It’s Friday!

22 Jun

8:30 a.m. — San Antonio

Here we are again. Hello, all. Let us start with our week of wonderful possibilities.

Donna and ‘The Poetry Mixtape’ is in the second week of a two week break. Donna is still blogging and has been giving us her day at the writing workshops. You will find music, books, mini-discussions, tips, lots of interesting stuff, especially if you have wondered what writers do at workshops. For anyone who has not visited Donna’s blog, Put Words Together. Make Meaning, I will leave a link here so you can visit and explore.

Joseph Harker gives us Reverie Twenty-Four: OBEY. Whom? you ask. You will have to wander over to find out, but are Joseph’s exercises ever not intriguing? Correct, so go.

Over at Adele’s, The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog the topic is fabulous fruit and Adele tells us My advice is to nibble on a piece of fruit while you’re writing. I have some watermelon in the icebox. It could get messy, but I can see how that would work with my mind while I write. We are given several directions in which we can go. I want to try each one. I may end up with a fruit basket. Adele’s prompts are always more than the sum of their parts. To read all the possibilities, and to be given links to corresponding poetry, visit.

Over at Poetic Bloomings we are burning. Visit to read what our hosts say and to read their poems in response to the prompt. Marie Elena and Walt have a plea for their blooming poets, [you know who you are] so stop by their home page, as well.

Have you whirled? At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda and The Whirl give us our wordle words from a list at school and the final thirteenth [it’s baker’s dozen time] from Paula on The Whirl’s Facebook page. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Carry On Tuesday gives us the opening line of Walter de la Mare’s poem ‘The Listeners,’ and me a strong memory flash. In sixth grade, my choral group won gold with this poem. Head over to read the line and for a link to read the poem.

It’s that time: Limerick-off Mondays. Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. Stay to shoot the breeze. 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.

I thought I had seen every M. C. Escher print, but this is a new one. I sat for several minutes looking at it, before I remembered you all… twice![ I had to go back to copy the URL and found myself staring at the image, again.] Visit Magpie Tales for our image prompt and to read how others approached this image.

Shawna, over at rosemary mint, is taking her two week break from connected madness, sort of. I had to laugh when I saw she hasn’t quite pulled the plug. I am giving you her blog’s general link, so you can wander through word lists if you need one. Shawna’s approach to word lists: ‘To participate, write a poem or short passage/story using at least one of the words listed below. Feel free to use word variations (e.g., “chancing” rather than “chance”) as necessary.’

Poetry Jam provides us with a prompt from Mary, who asks us to consider things we shouldn’t have done but did. Head on over and read what she has to say on the subject.

For you alliterationists out there, visit ABC Wednesday. This week’s introduction offers a short travelogue of West Virginia. Visit to read and perhaps participate.

The three words this week for Three Word Wednesday are fog, lenient, and struggle. 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. TWW has 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 start with Ella’s Edge where she asks us to write an SOS. It’s not quite what you think, so go over and find out what is being saved.  It’s also Fireblossom Friday. Think famous. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems asks us to play with naming, and, as we all know the power of names, what we are being asked to do is interesting. Go. Find out.

At Poets United, we are invited to consider the labyrinth, but not quite as you may think. Visit to find out what we are asked to try.

At dVerse’s Meeting the Bar, Victoria writes about setting and place, in poetry. As always, explore the pub while you are there. They offer so much on their menu.  You might find several of us propping up the bar. They make us feel welcome.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author, in her Weekend Haiku & Limericks gives us several options to use as resources. An interesting possibility, she suggests, is to look at the comments and pull a poem from them. 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. While Thoughts is going down for the summer, I would love to build for Autumn. What do you have for me?

I shall see you at Tuesday Tryouts and talk a little about summer images; then, Friday for the next roundup. I’m off to Rhode Island this weekend to celebrate the Origami Poems Project’s 3rd anniversary and to help honour my mentor, Jack [James] Penha.

Happy writing, everyone.


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15 responses to “Come and Get it! Freeforall! It’s Friday!

  1. Misky

    22/06/2012 at 4:17 pm

    Well, that’s a first. The colours on the Carry on Tuesday page actually give me a vicious headache. As soon as I leave the page, my head stops hurting. Now what’s that all about, eh?

    • margo roby

      22/06/2012 at 4:38 pm

      Misk, I just returned from a visit to CoT and a scientific study of the colour. I hadn’t looked at it particularly when I whipped through to check the line and get the link. I was surprised to see that my eyes did not like the colour in combination with the swirls and font. I removed myself quickly, as I am headache prone. That is certainly a bizarre phenomenon. I’ll have to note the colour next week and post warnings.

      • Misky

        22/06/2012 at 5:10 pm

        I’m glad that it’s not just me. It’s an extremely unpleasant experience.

  2. rosemary mint

    24/06/2012 at 1:51 am

    Ha! You made me giggle. I am finished vacationing, I think. 😉 I just posted a new word prompt yesterday, if you’re interested.

    • margo roby

      27/06/2012 at 11:32 am

      Shawna [almost called you Rosemary], I haven’t been near a computer for a few days and am running around getting medical checkups in before leaving for my mother’s next Monday. There I will finally settle for a month and maybe get to a word list!

  3. JulesPaige

    24/06/2012 at 11:50 am

    While centos are not my strong suit…I did post this for We Write Poems…enjoy

    • margo roby

      27/06/2012 at 11:33 am

      I’ll be there in a bit, Jules. I’ve been away for a few days. I waved at you from Rhode Island.

  4. Hannah Gosselin

    25/06/2012 at 12:56 pm

    As always a smile for you and a BIG thanks for your great conversational post!! So enjoy you, Margo!! 🙂

    • margo roby

      27/06/2012 at 11:34 am

      Hello, Hannah! Hey, I just have to see your name and I start smiling. You are good for my health [if I keep saying that, well, you are :-)].

      • Hannah Gosselin

        27/06/2012 at 11:49 am

        Margo!!! This makes my day!! Seriously. Thank you for being you…you’re such a gift!! 🙂

  5. wordsandthoughtspjs

    25/06/2012 at 6:16 pm

    Just saw this, Margo. I hope your trip to R.I. was superb!


    • margo roby

      27/06/2012 at 11:36 am

      Hi, Pamela! I just got back and it was a dream couple of days. Everything went beautifully.

      I hope you are continuing to enjoy vacation from school!


      • wordsandthoughtspjs

        27/06/2012 at 5:09 pm

        Margo, vacation starts this Friday! I am glad you had a great time 🙂


        • margo roby

          27/06/2012 at 6:45 pm

          Pamela, And, here I was enjoying the thought of you relaxing! I’ll now enjoy it even more now.



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