Poetry Freeforall: Write a Poem and Then Another

24 Jan

8:07 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Up On Cripple Creek sung by The Band

Hello, everyone. National Poetry Month is only two and a bit months away so dive in and start writing.

Donna, in her Other People’s Poetry series, gives us the poet Richard Berlin and an interesting prompt, to match the poem she chose, that asks us to Use that object as a controlling image in a poem about that person. To find out what image and what person, visit.

In resonance three, Joseph asks us to consider the interplay of colours. He gives a step by step that takes us through the setting up of the poem and throws in a challenge. Head over.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda suggests we digest the words. It’s a good strategy, allowing the words to work their way around, while they marinate. If you haven’t wordled yet, what are you waiting for? Brenda will have new words up on Sunday. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

adele kennyAt The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele is asking us to step out of the box in considering making a flip decision about something important. Head over to see what she says and read her suggestions and tips, of which she always has many.

At Qweekly, Barbara has given us two prompts for this week, both of which look fun, especially the other one.

We Write Poems  has thrown its hat into the wordle ring with We Wordle. Their wordles are different from Brenda’s so check them out. You can have two wordle worlds!

We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Never written one? What are you waiting for?  Laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for this week’s line.magpie Her rhyming word choices are great for reminding us that one word can be used in many ways.

The Mag [Magpie Tales] has given us a black and white photograph Musician in the Rain by Robert Doisneau. Although it’s not meant to be, there is an element of comedy to the subject that you might allow into your poem. Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.

Mary, at Poetry Jam, tells us to spend some time cloud watching. Okay, she doesn’t actually say that but you can. Head over.

carolOn Carol’s Wonder Wednesday she gives us two photographs to suggest connectedness. Visit to see what she says about it. Also, Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun.

The Found Poetry Review’s prompt asks for a remix from songs in the Top Forty. I took a small break that turned into a long break to start looking at lyrics. Then I was caught by a suggested article… Don’t forget to stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. See what the Review is all about. All things found live there.

Poets & Writers’ suggestions for all three genres work as possibilities for a poem subject. This week we have etymology, forgiveness, and protest. Visit.

At imaginary garden with real toads, it’s Fireblossom time and she would like us to play dress-up.To read what she really wants us to do with clothes, head over. Her commentary has a ton of photos we can use, as well. Go play with the toads.

At We Write Poems Elizabeth tells us that she came to poetry through the prophets of the Old Testament, who often spoke in metaphors and similes. Head over to see what she suggests we do.

At Poets United, Poets United Mid-Week Motif is looking at mirrors. Head over to read what Susan says about it and the poems she has for us.

Over at dVerse, Brian gives us storytelling. It’s what we do, right? Go on over and see what he says, then do as he suggests: tell a story. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place. Hut buttered rum on offer.

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 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. Post!

I shall see you Tuesday for an image prompt; and Friday for the prompt roundup.OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, all.


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4 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: Write a Poem and Then Another

  1. julespaige

    24/01/2014 at 9:38 am

    Two haibuns for the same prompt this morning…There’s that same wave length thing again…scary!

  2. dversepoets

    24/01/2014 at 10:32 am

    thanks for the nod margo.



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