8:20 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Einaudi playing The Days
Hello, all. Get ready to settle into weekend mode and more writing.
Sepia Saturday, is a site that has been up since 2009! Their thing is photographs, old ones, yours or theirs. This week’s theme revolves around sand and the seaside. Head over and be sure to read ‘Ask Auntie Miriam’.
At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda chose our words from a Sherman Alexie poem, ‘Little Big Man’. 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.
At The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele addresses the ode. Don’t run. Listen a minute. She starts with a brief history, then gives us a set of guidelines and some tips, as well as several examples. If you have never tried to write an ode, this is going to be your best chance, with Adele holding our hands through the process. Go over and check it out and don’t be daunted by the length of the post. You can skip straight down to guidelines, if you wish.
No new wordle up. If you didn’t get a chance at this one, it‘s still up for grabs. Red Wolf Poems’ wordles are different from Brenda’s, so check them out at We Wordle. There is something mesmerising about the amount of words and it’s fun to see how many you can incorporate. The source of words are the poems written for the site’s regular weekly prompt.
Never written a limerick? What are you waiting for? There is an art to writing one that transcends the form’s notoriety. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.
Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], we have a black and white photograph by Martin Stranka. I found it so compelling, I stopped a moment to read some of the poems. 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.
Gabriella, at Poetry Jam, talks about friends and friendship. Visit to see what she says.
Hip replacement happening at Light Words. Hopefully, Carol will be her rocking self soon. I notice that she has begun to look around her and take photographs. Can dancing be far behind? Check to see what she is doing with texture in photos.
At the Found Poetry Review we are told to pillage some sports writing (nonviolently). How can you resist? Go on over and check out the prompt which has several interesting tidbits with 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 rivals, comfort, and God’s work.Visit.
At imaginary garden with real toads, Hannah is Transforming Friday with The Black Forest. To read what she says and see her collection of photographs, visit. Go play with the toads.
At Red Wolf Poems, Yousei admonishes us to polish the silver! To find out what it’s all about go on over. She gives us all the materials we need.
The Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is looking at bicycles. Susan has quotes, a photograph, a starter question, and a video for us. Head over.
Over at dVerse, Meeting the Bar introduces us to a new form, created by one of its readers. The tilus is apparently simple but in its simplicity lies the challenge to write a good one. Go to it. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.
I’m chuckling already at Flashy Fiction Friday. Go see why. It involves a headline and Elvis. Go see what it’s about.
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 and leave your links with them!
I shall see you Tuesday for a prompt on intelligence; Thursday for links on image stuff; and Friday for the prompt roundup.