Friday Freeforall

05 Oct

7:23 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to The Everly Brothers singing All I have To Do Is Dream

Hello, everyone. It’s right chilly outside and tomorrow’s high is a twenty degree drop. Haul out the woolies!

At The Poetry Mixtape Donna gives us the lyrics to a Peter Gabriel song, based on an Anne Sexton poem. As with all Saturday prompts, the new prompt will be up tomorrow, or you can wait for next Friday! Whichever, visit.

In Reverie thirty-nine: body of work  Joseph has an original take on a poem involving parts of the body. If you are like I am and like to research, this is right up your alley. If you don’t, this is good for you 🙂

Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele gives us her version of a villanelle, the adeleanelle. To get there she goes through the villanelle structure and provides links to how-tos. Her version is fun, so go over and give it a try.To read the possibilities, and to be given links to corresponding poetry, visit.

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda has chosen her words from a Terese Svoboda poem. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

At Carry On Tuesday,  Keith gives us the title of a song by the band China Crisis. As always, he provides a link so we can hear the song and read the lyrics.

There’s my smile. 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 first image prompt, a black and white photograph. It’s interesting. I wasn’t sure what to do with it, so I went down the long list of names, looking for a familiar name. Ah, whimsygizmo… Wow. Her poem is the photograph [note, metaphor, not simile].

At Poetry Jam, Mary gives us a great series of photographs to get our love-hate thinking going. Visit to read the prompt.

Have a problem conveying a truth pithily? Visit Elizabeth’s site, Musical Notes. The new song will go up every Tuesday. This one is fun to play and tinker with, not only because the inspiration is a song, but because the response must be done in 15 words. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? It is. Show up next Tuesday!

Carolisle at Wonder Wednesday has an interesting photograph to start us off. Would you believe a headless dog? Go on over and see if it tickles something from you.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Mama Zen: conflict => 30 words. Head over to read what she says. We also have Hannah is back with a new geographical area from which to practice point of view. There are other interesting challenges. Wander through the gardens. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems gives us a prompt on persona poems. Even more difficult than speaking in a voice we are unaccustomed to, these poems ask us to inhabit a specific other.

Hmmm. dVerse appears to be behind schedule. I’ll give you the general link which takes you to the site and then you can wander. Stay awhile; it’s such a friendly place. Hedgewitch says there is mulled cider going. Add a bit of brandy and we’re good to go. Come on over.

Patricia doesn’t have Friday up yet, so I investigated scallops. Good heavens. She gives us a link to a site with incredible photographs of scallops. I’ll never look at them quite the same again. Patricia K. Lichen, Author, in her Weekend Haiku & Limericks  has at least one article, and one photograph to use as prompts for a haiku, or a limerick [and if it sparks something else, wonderful. Just because you can’t post other, doesn’t mean you should ignore inspiration. Am I right?]. The images of flowers, alone, are worth the visit. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest. A comforting feel to it.

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 new tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites. The sites won’t always be up-to-date, 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 not see you for a couple of weeks. Fall Break and road trip sounds soul-renewing, doesn’t it? I shall miss your company [I go into withdrawal]. Stay well.

Happy writing, everyone.


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5 responses to “Friday Freeforall

  1. JulesPaige

    05/10/2012 at 9:29 am

    I read and went exploring again…(well last week) and stopped in at Mad Kane’s – thought you’d like to see/read this; my contribution/entry for last week…

    A woman displayed her dismay
    when her muse refused to play
    for breaking her writers block
    she turned not to warm chicken stock
    but to a fine chilled chardonnay


    Thank you once again for introducing and keeping a wonderful list of prompts for us all to visit.

  2. val dering rojas

    05/10/2012 at 1:07 pm

    Well, considering what I’ve been writing on my blog lately, the love-hate prompt at Poetry Jam sounds like it may be right up my alley. Going there now. 🙂

    Thanks again, Margo!

  3. Hannah Gosselin

    05/10/2012 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you, Margo, for your musical selection and gathering of inspirations!! Smiles to you!

  4. Madeleine Begun Kane

    10/10/2012 at 4:38 pm

    As always, I really appreciate your including my Limerick-Off in your prompts post.


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