One For All and All For Friday Freeforall

20 Jul

9:12 a.m. — Walnut Creek

Hello, everyone. I may be somewhat incoherent. I have been up watching the British Open since four this morning. No, no, I’m not nuts; I did not get up to watch it. I couldn’t sleep and figured I might as well start watching.

Donna and The Poetry Mixtape  give us lyrics from Death Cab for Cutie and a query and suggestion regarding names and naming. As with all Saturday prompts, the new prompt will be up tomorrow, or you can wait for next Friday!

Joseph Harker gives us Reverie Twenty-Eight: les trois mots magiques. The exercise offers several possibilities revolving around the concepts of liberty, equality, and fraternity. Visit and read Joseph’s thoughts on these, as well as his suggestions.

Over at Adele’s, The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, she asks us to write a poem about place, specifically towns. She offers, as always, many approaches. 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 gives us a favourite, borrowing a line. 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, and their interview .

Have you grittled this week? At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda and The Whirl give us our wordle from ‘Strong Measures, a poetry “textbook” edited by Philip Dacey and David Jauss’. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

The line, this week, is from a nursery rhyme and will be a challenge because of its rhythm. Check Carry On Tuesday for the line and to read about the nursery rhyme’s origin. Yes, I confess, I stopped a moment and checked.

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.

Visit Magpie Tales for our image prompt, a painting that looks incredibly like a photograph.  You can write about the scene, or use it to trigger a memory.

Peggy at Poetry Jam also asks us to consider place. Where Adele asks us to consider towns, Peggy asks us to consider rivers. Literal? Metaphorical? So many ways to go.

It’s the end of a round and the beginning of the next. For you alliterationists out there, visit ABC Wednesday. A brand new round starts, with an Alliteration packed introduction.

The three words for Three Word Wednesday are feel, shade, and tangle. Mmmm… like those words. 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.

Wonder Wednesday gives us a photograph and, sometimes, a word or thought. Visit to meet Carolisle and have a look at the photograph and what she has to say about it. This week the photograph, besides being one that I can sit and stare at for a while, goes with the words from Three Word Wednesday. Serendipity.

Over at imaginary garden with real toads, we start with a bonus open link from Kerry. Go on over and read what that’s about. We also have Fireblossom Friday. She offers us a bit of mischief which we can take seriously, or have fun with. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems says twelve, just twelve. Head over to read the rest of the prompt.

At Poets United, we are introduced to Fabiola D’Antuono and her art. Ella does a mini-interview and we are asked to take our ides from Fabiola’s art, the interview, and the connotations that come to mind when we see the word ‘carnival‘.

To help celebrate dVerse’s first anniversary they are asking us to relink a poem we have posted for one of their prompts. A chance to be nostalgic! 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. Champagne, anyone?

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 checked); then, Friday for the next roundup.

Happy writing, everyone.

P.S. I found a few *ahem* errors while editing. I haven’t had a second cup of coffee. I’ve been up a while. I may have missed something. Just saying.


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11 responses to “One For All and All For Friday Freeforall

  1. vivinfrance

    20/07/2012 at 2:22 pm

    How weird. I am watching the British Open one hour ahead, in France in broad daylight.. ViV says hi across the ether. I’m all read out today because of all the fab re-posts over at the Poet’s Pub.
    And the visitor invasions start this weekend, so I may not write much for a while!

    • margo roby

      20/07/2012 at 3:17 pm

      Visitors! On Open weekend? Quel horreur!

      The whole time thing is weird. I waved at you through the ether.

      See you when you return. Not too long, or I shall come hunting.

  2. carolisle

    20/07/2012 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks as always for the tip of the hat to WW now I have to try TWW. So it has warmed up finally around here. FYI the photo is from Inspiration point in Tilden park a hope skip and a jump from where you’re hold up in Walnut Creek.
    British Open: I always watch for the breathtaking landscape.

    • margo roby

      20/07/2012 at 5:54 pm

      We’re warm and cool over here, Carolisle. I appreciate knowing the photo source. I have been coming to the Bay area for almost 60 years so know it rather well!
      I watch for landscape, accent, and golf 🙂

  3. valderingrojas

    20/07/2012 at 5:09 pm

    I just love that you gather up all the prompts from the week. Every weekend I work on one and then post the result on my little blog. You make it so easy to find material, thank you! This weekend I’m trying your acrostic prompt from Tuesday 🙂 But, I’m sure I’m gonna go clicking around and work on a few more because I’m especially intrigued by some I see today…..

    • margo roby

      20/07/2012 at 6:00 pm

      Val? V? Only because I am somewhat lazy and blanch [okay, that’s an exaggeration] at spelling out valderingrojas although, that’s a musical combination!
      I enjoy the rounds. I see what’s going on, spot possible prompts and exercises to add to my ‘get to someday’ file, and then I get to chat to people if they drop by, as you have. I look forward to reading your acrostic.

      • valderingrojas

        20/07/2012 at 8:39 pm

        Thanks! I’ll post a link in comments. I’m sure I’ll have fun writing it (them).

        Ah yes, the “get to someday” file. Mine’s pretty full.

        Val or V — either one is cool. You could even call me Valerie, but I always feel like I’m in trouble when I hear that. LOL

  4. Hannah Gosselin

    25/07/2012 at 7:46 am

    I DO like this…I really LOVE it!! Thanks always for these Friday gems, Margo!!

    I’m moving my Grammy for the next couple of weeks, (a GREAT thing), but I’m lagging behind in my regular writing…

    Hope you’re well!!

    Smiles to you~Hannah

    • margo roby

      25/07/2012 at 12:17 pm

      Hannah, Good luck with the move. Make notes and share tips when done! What things would have made the move easier and what should we who move keep in mind? I’ll be moving mom in two years!

      The weather is gorgeous, my husband flies in today for a week, so all is very well. My brain has started its summer holiday from writing. I hope it doesn’t take off for quite as long as last summer!

      Take good care – m

      • Hannah Gosselin

        25/07/2012 at 12:33 pm

        Thank you for the luck, Margo!! I’m finding that I think plastic totes are a good way to go…I’ll keep my pen handy for any other helpful tips, too!! Two years is swift in passing these days!

        Ahhh…nice, great to be reunited….sip an icy lemonade and enjoy a writing break? Yes, I say mm hmm!!

        Thank you and you as well, Margo!!



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