Poetry Freeforall: So Many Choices

07 Nov

7:44 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to the songs my son has rounded up as his year’s favourites — this is how I keep a toe in the 21st c.and I often surprise myself, as in I will now have songs on my playlists by The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer [I feel so with it]

Hello, everyone. I hope your day looks as lovely outside as mine. Not, mind you, that I go outside, but it still looks lovely. One week down, already, NaNoWriMo-ers and you’re feeling good.

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 an image from Matilda Emgård. The thumbnail caught and held my attention. The close-up has me Googling her as I write this. Head on over.

sepia sat 2Sepia Saturday seems to have mostly photographs as responses, although they consistently ask for poetry, also. Is anyone out there using their prompts? I like their narrator; I like their idea; but if no-one is writing to their photos, we can always use the space.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl,  Brenda gives us an interesting set of words to play with. One of those where the challenge is to use them in some fresh way. Go Wordle. If you join The Sunday Whirl‘s Facebook page, you can get the week’s list a couple of days early.

pink girl inkOur new entrant is quite something. The site is Pink. Girl. Ink. and they do a lot of stuff that you may want to investigate while over reading the prompt. The menu is on the right, along with brief comments on Saturday’s prompts.

This week’s prompt is a Wordle. If you like to be at the beginning of a prompt week, they will change it tomorrow. Visit.

At The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, we are holding.

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 on the blog, or on Mad Kane’s Facebook page. Go over and check it out, to read and laugh, and maybe write.magpie

Magpie Tales has an… interesting photograph. I’m not sure I like it, but it holds my attention and I can see that the poems that come from it can go in several directions. Head over.Poetry Jam

At Poetry Jam, Alan1704 wants us to consider the humble pebble. Visit.FPR-200

The Found Poetry Review gives us the short short illustrated story “The Old, Rough Stone and the Gnarled Tree” (it’s about an old rough stone and an old gnarled tree), and asks us to try an erasure poem. Find out what it’s 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 Songs From Your Past, Treason, and Death as a Symbol.IGWRTButtonrsz

Imaginary garden with real toads has Hannah transforming our Fridays with Antelope Canyon. Along with brief details about the canyon, she includes a clip of a piece of Navajo music, which makes her happy. I am listening to it now. It makes me happy, too, Hannah. Go play with the toads.wewritepoems

It’s wordle week at Red Wolf Poems and Misky adds a couple of twists  to the wordle that have me thinking. Head on over to read the whole prompt.

Wordsmith Studio is on hold.

Poets United Midweek Motif gives us bonfires, a word I love. Did you know it derives from bone + fire?  Visit to read what Susan says.

dverse-nightime-finalWe’re meeting the bar over at dVerse with Gay and her fascination with the word fair. She brings in a number of possibilities for us, to include the homophone. They’re friendly folks at the Bar, so stick around for some conversation. The hot chocolate is beginning to appear.

Done and Done. I shall see you Tuesday for my prompt; Thursday for things narrative; and Friday for the next roundup of prompt sites.

Happy writing, everyone.



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5 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: So Many Choices

  1. Hannah Gosselin

    07/11/2014 at 10:55 am

    Margo! You make me happy! Thank you. 🙂

    • margo roby

      07/11/2014 at 10:58 am

      I am sitting listening to albums of Indian flute music. Thank you 🙂

      • Hannah Gosselin

        07/11/2014 at 1:18 pm

        I’m so glad they make you happy, too, Margo…I find the Indian Flute to be so peaceful. 🙂

  2. julespaige

    07/11/2014 at 2:27 pm

    Have a good weekend. Yesterday was much better with the four year old. Started with a firm stance and stayed there. I think in the end we were both happier.

    And next weekend I get to take a trip with hubby. Think warm. I hope to be able to take my Mom to lunch or dinner. Yep, that’s besides that trip in December – though that one is just for the two of us.

    Haven’t written my fantasy piece yet. When I do I’ll stop back on by and give you the link. 😉

  3. julespaige

    07/11/2014 at 3:54 pm

    To add to your collection for Hazel – the next fairy tale:


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