Poetry Freeforall: Write, Write, Write

24 Oct

8:24 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Watch the Sunrise by Big Star

Hello, everyone. Alright NaNoWriMo-ers, it’s time to start warming up. You might focus on the sites that have prose options. The rest of us can continue to revel in poetry prompts. [What’s that? No. No revelling for NaNoWriMo-ers. They aren’t supposed to enjoy November]

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie presents its usual bounty of poetry and prose prompts: fairytales, haiku, shadormas, and more. The prompt that caught my eye this week is using an Oscar Wilds quote as our spark.  Head on over.

sepia sat 2Sepia Saturday has a black and white showing three bobbies (policemen). Suggested topics based on the image are bobbies, bellies, bums, brushes and beards. Visit sunday whirl

The Sunday Whirl is beloved by many. Brenda has a gift for choosing words for her weekly Wordle. If you join The Sunday Whirl‘s Facebook page, you can get the week’s list a couple of days early. Check it out.

adele kennyAt The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele gives us a chance to practise tension in our poems. She talks about tension a little, gives us a list of techniques that can be employed to create tension, and, in case we are hitting the wall, a list of opening lines to use. Visit.

Anyone can write a limerick, but a good limerick is an entirely other matter. I learned that at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.  One advantage to writing a limerick, or two, is they are short. You can post them in comments here, or on Mad Kane’s Facebook page. Go over and check it out, to read and laugh, and maybe write.magpie

Magpie Tales has another fun photograph. I caught myself starting a poem, as I looked at it. Head over.Poetry Jam

At Poetry Jam, Peggy invites us to play. Go see what it’s all about.FPR-200

The Found Poetry Review asks us to choose one of the many forms of poetry (other than free verse!) and write a poem in that form using a found text. They have a bonus, which is to write a doge-erel [which looks like a lot of fun]. Head over to see what it’s all about.

Poets & Writers gives us three prompts every week. One for non-fiction, one for fiction, and one for poetry. My contention is that all the prompts work for poetry. They also, all work for prose. This week’s topics are muse, celebrity encounters, and amazing facts.IGWRTButtonrsz

Imaginary garden with real toads has herotomost in the house and he wants us to recall those few things that turned your crank when you were young were so consuming, so intoxicating. He wants to know what was our thing. Go play with the toads.

Red Wolf Poems and Misky give us a wordle with a twist. Head on over to read the whole prompt.

Wordsmith Studio has a weekly (sometimes every other weekly) prompt. I’m giving you the general prompt URL as they might add this week’s at any moment. This past week’s topic is Curses. Go on over to read the prompt and explore the studio. They have been around a while now (I’m proud to say I have been with them, albeit quietly, from the start) and I’m glad I can show them off.

Poets United Midweek Motif gives us a topic that is quite broad: one day in the life of… Visit to read what Susan says.

dverse-nightime-finalWe’re meeting the bar over at dVerse where Tony Maude offers one of my favourite forms, the list poem. They’re friendly folks at the Bar, so stick around for some conversation.

Go to it, poets et al. I shall see you Tuesday for an image prompt; Thursday for links; and Friday for the next roundup of prompt sites.

Happy writing, everyone.



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8 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: Write, Write, Write

  1. julespaige

    24/10/2014 at 10:41 am

  2. Hannah Gosselin

    24/10/2014 at 1:07 pm

    Good song, Margo!

    Happy weekend to you and thank you for collecting and sharing all the goodies!


  3. Poet Stacy Lynn Mar

    25/10/2014 at 4:30 pm


    i just found your wonderful blog. i have added you to my ‘challenges’ link list.

    i’d be so happy if you’d like to check out my new prompt page/ezine blog at:

    i do a new prompt every saturday!! 🙂 the prompts are sorta new, i’m trying to find fellow writers to share my prompts with. i’d be absolutely honored if you’d find it fitting for your ‘free for all.’

    i see also that you do a weekly prompt. i will be by on tuesday to see what’s new!

    stacy lynn mar

    • margo roby

      25/10/2014 at 5:30 pm

      Hello and welcome!

      That’s quite a prompt you have. I think this group will love trying them out and I’ll certainly add you to the list.

      See you Tuesday. Last Tuesday of the month is an image prompt.


  4. julespaige

    25/10/2014 at 8:08 pm

    Another MLM prompt introduced a new form and a bit of adult humor (just a tad risque):

    • margo roby

      28/10/2014 at 9:04 am

      I’ll catch up in a bit. I have a couple of yours to read!


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