Poetry Freeforall: Take Your Time

21 Nov

10:35 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Walter Martin singing You Sing to Me — my new favourite singer. My son’s blog came out a little earlier this morning and he has two songs by Martin. I fell in love with his voice.

Hello, everyone. Yes, yes, I did sleep in. Yes, this is last week’s opening, but … I slept in. So, let’s go. NaNoWriMo-ers, come on. You are so close. Dig deeper.

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 the counterpoint to last week’s instruction manual for the dead (how much fun is that!). Head on over.

sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl,  Brenda gives us a fun set of words to play with. 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 ink  Pink. Girl. Ink. asks us to look back at our childhood, for those moments of childhood magic. To read the rest of the prompt, visit.

At The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele says, let’s just write a tribute about, or to, a personal hero or heroine (past or present). She has a list of suggestions, guidelines, and tips, all of which allow for many possibilities. Go on over.

Feeling a little grey? Your poetry not arriving? Then, you should be at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. I defy you to not enjoy writing a good limerick. 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 a photograph that is open to literal and symbolic interpretations. Head over.Poetry Jam

At Poetry Jam, Brian(!) talks to us about identity. Visit.FPR-200

The Found Poetry Review asks us to write a poem with Oxford Dictionary’s words of the year. 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 Simple Twist of Fate, Surrealism, and Word on the Street.IGWRTButtonrsz

 I love what Margaret gives us at imaginary garden with real toads where she has taken a painting of a still life and broken the images down to details. It’s cool, so go look and find out what she wants us to do. Go play with the toads.wewritepoems

At Red Wolf Poems Nic creates this week’s wordle twist and what a twist! It should be great fun. Head on over to read the whole prompt.

Poets United Midweek Motif gives us health. Susan has some quotes and a couple of ideas to give us a start. Go over.

dverse-nightime-finalWe’re meeting the bar over at dVerse with Bjorn who wants us to look at defamiliarisation in our poetry. Go on over to read what he says. They’re friendly folks at the Bar, so stick around for some conversation.

I shall see you Tuesday for an image prompt; Thursday and Friday are dark; and the following Tuesday for a poetry prompt.

Happy writing, everyone.



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2 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: Take Your Time

  1. julespaige

    21/11/2014 at 12:10 pm

    Howdy, Howdy –
    My verse might be long for that MLM Cheat Sheet prompt,
    but the actual list is short:

  2. Hannah Gosselin

    21/11/2014 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you, Margo!! 🙂


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