Freya’s Day Freeforall

13 Jul

7:21 a.m. — Walnut Creek

Hello, everyone. Choices, so many choices: The Tour de France, golf, tennis… right, and poetry!

Donna and The Poetry Mixtape give us David Kirby and a different way to have fun with a topic. As with all Saturday prompts, the new prompt will be up tomorrow, or you can wait for next Friday!

Not. Enough. Time. Joseph Harker gives us Reverie Twenty-Seven: The Foundry. This sounds such fun. We are offered a way to find a new, or different, poem from our own work, or someone else’s.

Over at Adele’s, The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, she gives us a great form for these wretched weather days. For those wilting under the heat, or without time, we only need to come up with a line. Sound good? Check out what Adele has to say about monostitches. 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.

Poetic Bloomings asks us to consider uncertainty. Visit to read what our hosts say and to read their poems in response to the prompt. You might look around and check out their latest in-form prompt, skeltonic poetry, and their interview with Daniel Paicopulos.

Have you whirled? At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda and The Whirl give us our wordle words from Paula Tohline Calhoun. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Keith says, This week our prompt is a line which is repeated several times in REM’s biggest hit record. Check Carry On Tuesday for the line and to read and hear the lyrics.

It is time for Limerick-off Mondays. Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. Look around while you are there. 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.

Go, Millar! Sorry, I got caught up in the Tour.

Visit Magpie Tales for our image prompt, a Thomas Hart Benton landscape. I love the colours. You can write about the scene, or use it to trigger a memory.

Shawna, over at rosemary mint, is trying other things for a while and we wish her the best and hope she has fun. I know many of you will miss her lists.

Mary Mansfield at Poetry Jam gives us all sorts of goodies to play with. The focus is daydreams. Mary has collected some thought-provoking quotes, reminds us of Walter Mitty, the consummate daydreamer [played by Danny Kaye in the movie], and gives us a link to the Monkees singing Daydream Believer. Head on over and play.

It’s the end of a round and the beginning of the next. For you alliterationists out there, visit ABC Wednesday. I love how the final letter is used.

The three words for Three Word Wednesday are differ, halt, and imagine. 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. For a fun way to approach this prompt check our limerick lady.

Wonder Wednesday gives us a photograph and, if we wish, a word. Visit to meet Carolisle and have a look at the photograph and what she has to say about it. This week we have another example of a looping poem and a specific direction we might take it.

Over at imaginary garden with real toads, we start with Kenia’s Wednesday Challenge. She introduces us to poet Hilda Hilst and gives us a prompt to do with non-conformity. Go on over and read what she has to say. We also have Mary’s Mixed Bag. She focuses on, what else, Friday the Thirteenth. That’s right. That would be today. Mary gives us several possible approaches, including a rondeau, which form I thoroughly enjoyed the first time I tried it. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems gives us a community poem prompt. Have you thought of an epitaph for yourself, ever? Head over to read the rest of the prompt.

How about a little bliss? At Poets United, we are shown how the prompt was arrived at, the substance of which can be used to start an idea, along with the photographs and quotes. Visit. A little bliss is good for the soul.

I don’t know about you, but I write about writing poetry, every now and then, but am leery about submitting, figuring editors are tired of the topic. Now we are asked by dVerse to write an ars poetica. Go on over and read Gay’s essay on the topic and to help celebrate dVerse’s first anniversary. Can you believe it?  As always, explore the pub while you are there. They offer so much on their menu.  You will find several of us propping up the bar. They make us feel welcome. Maybe a nice, refreshing Pimm’s Cup, or a Sangria…

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 winter (I believe); then, Friday for the next roundup.

Happy writing, everyone.


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11 responses to “Freya’s Day Freeforall

  1. JulesPaige

    13/07/2012 at 1:40 pm

    Well you’ve seen my Wordle, twisted my arm for a Diamante (OK I did have fun with that)…
    So now I’ll warn you to put down the coffee cup and welcome a treat from the We Write Poems Prompt (which by the way I thought was …well that doesn’t matter does it? – because others have really enjoyed it…) be ready to laugh at:

    • JulesPaige

      13/07/2012 at 1:42 pm

      This was from their prompt last week…but since I didn’t post it until this Wednesday…
      It is not the epitaph – it is the supermarket foray 🙂

      • margo roby

        13/07/2012 at 2:01 pm

        And, how did you know I was sitting looking at it, thinking, This isn’t an epitaph… wait, it’s in a grocery store. Hang on… See I worked my way back 🙂

    • margo roby

      13/07/2012 at 2:01 pm

      How did you know I had a cup in my hand? I laughed when I read that, and put my mug down.

  2. Claudia

    13/07/2012 at 5:37 pm

    hey…thanks for the mention…really like your collection here…a very cool idea also to pull a poem from the comments… have to try this one day..smiles

  3. Madeleine Begun Kane

    14/07/2012 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks so much yet again for your enthusiastic words about my Limerick-Offs. Thanks also for linking the limerick I wrote for this week’s 3-Word Wednesday. 🙂

    • margo roby

      14/07/2012 at 11:31 pm

      Madeleine, you give me so many laughs, it is my pleasure to spread the word 🙂

  4. Hannah Gosselin

    14/07/2012 at 11:28 pm

    I can’t believe a whole week just went by again!!! Seriously. Fresh Saturday smiles that I meant to smile on Friday! 🙂

    • margo roby

      14/07/2012 at 11:35 pm

      Hannah, tell me about it! Quite terrifying. I’ll lean on your smile, hand to brow, and look frail for a bit 😀

      • Hannah Gosselin

        14/07/2012 at 11:58 pm

        Right there with you, Margo!! Good thing we have sturdy smiles!!! :)!


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