Poetry Prompts Freeforall: What Do You Mean It’s Friday?

23 May

9:02 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Paul Simon singing The Boy in the Bubble

Hello, all. Is it my imagination, or are Fridays coming around with increasing frequency? I thought so. Let’s get to it, then.









Sepia Saturday, is a site that has been up since 2009! Their thing is photographs, old ones, yours or theirs. If the old photos throw you, read what the prompter suggests for each:ย There are a host of possible themes you might like to follow ranging from the girls in their room to the pennants and banners on the wall or even that somewhat rudimentary plumbing next to the window — themes can be specific or universal. Head over and be sure to read ‘Ask Auntie Miriam’.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda has our dozen weekly words. If you haven’t wordled yet, what are you waiting for? Brenda will have new words up on Sunday. Visit to see theย wordle and to read what others have done.

adele kennyAt The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele suggests we take on the unexplained. She gives a list of examples, but that’s in case you haven’t run across unexplained things in your life — what? You haven’t run into a chupacabra? You’ve sussed out crop circles? The tips she includes might work as a structure if started and gone down through. Just saying. If nothing else, stop by and read the example poems. There are some wonderful ones.

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.magpie

Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], Tess gives us an Edward Hopper painting — that got you moving, those who haven’t been over. We do love our Hopper, don’t we? 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.

At Poetry Jam, Mary gives us rain, or the lack thereof. Visit to see what she says.

carol 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 black and white photos.

At the Found Poetry Review we are asked to remix a master remixer, Dylan — or erase.ย  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 top five albums, Sunday drivers, and an abecedarian. Visit.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Kerry discusses the device of the pathetic fallacy in poetry. I found it fascinating. There is a prompt at the end, but read the essay. Go play with the toads.

wewritepoemsRed Wolf Poems has a new giant wordle up. 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 every other weekly prompt.

The Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is green. Do you know the etymology of ‘green’? Me either, and my reaction on reading what Susan found, was “Well, I’ll be damned’. She has all kinds of possible starting points for us. Head over.

dverseOver at dVerse, Meeting the Bar and ManicDDaily [aka Karen] talk about slant rhyme, something we should all cultivate. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place and the ice is clinking.

It’s character sketch time at Flashy Fiction Friday. Go see what the theme is.

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 our image prompt; Thursday for the summer calendar; and Friday for the prompt roundup.

OCALHand_WritingHappy writing, everyone.

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18 responses to “Poetry Prompts Freeforall: What Do You Mean It’s Friday?

  1. julespaige

    23/05/2014 at 11:11 am

    Prompts …what are they…??? (OK I have seen a few…but they will just have to wait.)

    I’ve been on grama duty from about 8am to 6pm all week – Friday, Oh, that will arrive at about 6pm when my quiet weekend starts…after I mow the lawn!!!

    Good weekend all!

    • margo roby

      23/05/2014 at 11:28 am

      Happy weekend, jules. We are headed to my brother in Florida.

      • julespaige

        23/05/2014 at 11:31 am

        I’m looking forward to the middle of next month…
        going to CA for a couple of weeks.
        Might get to see the sequoia …
        counting the daze!

        Safe travels!

        • margo roby

          23/05/2014 at 11:32 am

          You and I will cross paths. I’ll be heading from California to Texas, at that time. Safe travels to you, as well. Have a lovely vacation.

          • julespaige

            23/05/2014 at 12:03 pm

            Hubby will be working…but we’ll have the weekend to visit – the trees are about four hours from where he’ll be.

      • b_young

        24/05/2014 at 2:48 pm

        We are in Florida for a bit. (wave, wave)

  2. Misky

    23/05/2014 at 11:12 am

    I wish that Dylan’s Chronicle was available somewhere free. Checked on Gutenberg but it’s not there. Too recent, I suspect.

    • margo roby

      23/05/2014 at 11:30 am

      I agree, Misk. My second thought was that we should pick anything written by Dylan and remix, or erase, it. Yes? After all, we are posting on our own blogs… besides, Beth would be the second to tell you the same thing.

      • Misky

        23/05/2014 at 11:39 am

        Yes. Now to find a site with archives of Bob Dylan’s work….I’m off to search.

        • margo roby

          23/05/2014 at 11:54 am

          Something to consider is an interview, as that will be Dylan on himself. When I did my David Foster Wallace poem, I found an interview removed the questions and then started to remove what I didn’t want from Wallace’s comments.

          • Misky

            23/05/2014 at 12:04 pm

            Good idea. I’ll check that this evening. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mother Hen

    23/05/2014 at 2:35 pm

    It’s very true! !! Flying by….

  4. georgeplace2013

    27/05/2014 at 6:21 am

    Hi Margo, Been a restful vacation time. My husband took some much needed time off and we went to my favorite place in the world – Charleston, SC. Did a LOT of walking. Now, I’m ready to poem ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you are having a great visit with family.

    • margo roby

      27/05/2014 at 9:14 am

      Hi Debi. It’s good to see you. I love Charleston. A whole line of my family comes from there. The cemeteries are full of them! We had a wonderful visit with my brother and his wife who are now off on a one month driving odyssey. We’ll cross paths again in a couple of weeks when we move our mother. Glad you are poeming again ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. thelanguageofherhand

    27/05/2014 at 6:33 am

    Margo I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your freeforall prompts, I look forward to it every week

    • margo roby

      27/05/2014 at 9:17 am

      Thank you! I appreciate hearing that.


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