Friday Poetry Freeforall: Free Day, Free Poetry

29 Mar

9:15 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Queen singing Bohemian Rhapsody

Hello all. I did warn you I might be shifting themes a couple of times. I loved the brightness of the last but it made my already long-ish posts longer, and stretched comments out to an alarming looking length if there were any discussion. Then I tried Balloons: font too small and side bar not at the side. So we’re back to the theme that, so far, presents better than the others.

In case you missed yesterday’s post which has links to several places for writing a poem a day during National Poetry Month, I’ll give you the link when I remember. I am going to add Adele Kenny’s blog, as I see she is participating. Now, for this weekend with its extra day!

tow-truck1We start with Donna’s Put Words Together. Make Meaning. She is off for a week, but left us with a topic to write on. It involves writing the opposite of what is, so head over to see what is.

The Refinery is on fire. This week, Marian Veverka hands over a more structured, more formal poem than we have seen. Head over to see what tack Joseph takes with this. Visit and watch a master craftsman at work and send in your poems.

Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, she asks us to celebrate Spring. Whether it’s coming, or going, or won’t arrive where you live, she gives us many ideas as to how to approach this recalcitrant season. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Visit.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, the words come from a poem by Dunya Mikhail. For a link to hear her read the poem head to The Whirl, but write your poem first.  Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Carry On Tuesday gives us the title and refrain of a Beatles’ song. As always, Keith leaves a link, so go on over to listen to the song.

If Mad Kane’s Humor Blog makes me smile just when I see her blog name, imagine what it can do when actually there and reading limericks! Check out Limerick-off Mondays. Look around while you are there. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a painting by Magritte. I find Magritte’s work some of the best to write an ekphrastic poem to? on? Head over to see the image. Anyone else try to see the title of the book?

Mary at Poetry Jam, talks about the usual and the unusual in our lives. To find out what she wants us to do with them, head over.

When I realise I am scrolling through Carol’s Light Words and stopping for a little this and a little that, I give you the general address. You have choices of photographs, bits of trivia, and music to act as inspiration. Be sure to check out her Fridays. Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun. Go wander on your own.

At imaginary garden with real toads, it is Transforming Friday. Hannah is in the savanna. When I took geography, as a kid, this was the area that caught at my imagination. I loved the sound of the word and then, the denizens. Head over to read about it and maybe become part of it. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems has yet another intriguing challenge. I know; I find so many of them intriguing, but this really is. The instruction: Let your shadow write a poem. Head over to see what Neil is asking us to play with. I particularly enjoyed his discourse.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, Poetics offers us the possibility of tea with Miss Marple. How can one resist? Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

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 tab: Even More Prompt Sites. I give the general address for each place, as it’s easy to find the prompts.

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 see you Tuesday, for a prompt to celebrate National Poetry Month and your poetry; Thursday for links, probably; and Friday for the round-up of prompts.

Happy writing, everyone.


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10 responses to “Friday Poetry Freeforall: Free Day, Free Poetry

  1. Carol Carlisle

    29/03/2013 at 11:42 am

    I’m sharpening my pencils for Poetry April. Thanks for all the encouragement!

  2. julespaige

    29/03/2013 at 1:07 pm

    Ah. I see you visited Miz. Q. I think I see how the days work.
    Off to play…


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