Poetry Prompts Freeforall: Weathered In

14 Feb

8:29 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to The Weather Channel

Hello, everyone. Look out NE United States. Here comes Pax! And, lordy, you have a possible follow-up. No name yet, but it’s moving fast. As long as you are avoiding shoveling, visit ALL the prompt sites. Try a few things that are out of your comfort zone. It’ll keep you warm.

Breaking News: Joseph Harker and Tessa Racked are heaving themselves out of the primeval muck… too graphic? Joseph and Tessa have recouped since tenderly laying Curio to rest and have a new journal CSHS. Visit to see what it’s about and don’t worry if you do not have the time; I will devote next Thursday’s post to CSHS.

Donna, in her Other People’s Poetry series, gives us Sally Rosen Kindred. The example poem is a wonderful one from the point of view of Tinkerbell. The prompts offer a couple of possibilities: a persona poem, or a poem dealing with a specific set of sounds. Head over.

In resonance six, Joseph describes the process as poetry in the future perfect.  I promise, the process is easier than it may sound. Follow Joseph’s directions and you are good to go. So go on over and read the exercise.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda gives us our usual dozen. 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 takes on the modern love poem. She’s the only one I know who not only tells us how to avoid the overly sentimental and cliché, but gives us many possibilities of directions to take. Head over to see what she says and read her suggestions, tips, and examples, of which she always has many.

At Qweekly, Barbara asks for poems of pattern, and upsetting expectation. The spark is Frost’s ‘Fire and Ice’. Visit.

We Write Poems’ wordles are different from Brenda’s, so check them out at We Wordle. The source of words are the poems written for the site’s regular weekly prompt. 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? At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the 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 that bears studying. Unless you have an immediate idea, go over the photograph and jot down all the details that you notice and go from there. 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.

Alan1704, at Poetry Jam, creates his prompt around one of my favourite poem subjects [I’m not kidding]: dandelions. Head over to see what he says.

carolOn Carol‘s Wonder Wednesday her Valentine subject is a turkey. What? Well, visit and see what she says. Gorgeous photos. Also, Carol chooses a song each Friday to get us dancing around. A different kind of poetry and a whole lot of fun.

Too much fun! Even if I don’t get a poem I am trying this one! The Found Poetry Review asks us to write a surrealist poem based on what you hear on the radio. There are specific steps. Stop by and read about it. 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 your neighbourhood, creative business, and ekphrasis. Visit.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Margaret gives us a prompt based on the work of artist Toril Fisher. Margaret says: For this challenge, please use these images for inspiration to promote Toril’s desire to begin a conversation about the beauty and interconnectedness all living creatures share with our amazing Mother Earth.  Go play with the toads.

wewritepoems-bannerAt We Write Poems Neil starts with: This week I have been thinking about brothers, sisters, things unknown and unsaid, black and white photographs become sepia old. For his elucidation, go on over.

At Poets United, Poets United Mid-Week Motif is looking at heart. Head over to read what Susan says about it.

Over at dVerse, Tony Maude introduces us to Bouts-rimés. The form entails working with a provided set of end words. I can tell you it is wildly fun. I stopped what I was doing to give it a try. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

Flashy Fiction Friday in the person of Rob Halpin gives us a photograph and a direction with The Olympics. Visit the newly furbished site and have a look around.

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 the next in a series of prompts; Thursday for a look at CSHS; and Friday for the prompt roundup.OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, all.


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2 responses to “Poetry Prompts Freeforall: Weathered In

  1. julespaige

    14/02/2014 at 11:55 am


    I’ve played with the last few of these, but have only posted in their comments section.
    I’ve tried to change the link thing, but I am never sure if that actually works…



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