Poetry Freeforall: Pick One or Two

05 Dec

7:44 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to the throaty roar of a successful liftoff

Hello, everyone. Orion has left the ground and is getting ready to run through a couple of exercises, before taking off on its own to make a different kind of poetry. I can tell you that having the pre-launch chatter and the live video is quite addicting. Shall we investigate one of our addictions?

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie  The prompt that caught my eye this week is the one asking us to embody the meaning of the Korean word ‘won’. Also, if you have ever had a desire to try your hand at a prompt or two [or have and want to help], they are looking for people to write prompts during the holidays. The information is within this particular prompt.

sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl,  Brenda gives us a challenging 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. gives a straightforward prompt about thankfulness. To read the rest of the prompt, visit.

At The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele has Diane Lockward as a guest prompter. Diane’s focus is language, our choice of words when writing, and she has a gorgeous poem to use as an example. The prompt looks like fun, a bit of work, but fun. Go on over.

I am struck anew at how clever some of the limericks are 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 Bond of Union, by Escher. I adore anything Escher and this one is open to several possibilities. Head over.Poetry Jam

At Poetry Jam, Laurie Kolp talks to us about hands. Visit.FPR-200

At the Found Poetry Review Beth starts with, Select three or more titles and write a poem using only the text in the Book Concierge blurb. Titles of what, you ask. Go find out.

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 feasting, World of Toys, and secret keeper.IGWRTButtonrsz

 Fireblossom, at imaginary garden with real toads wants us to really play. She wants us to try a mashup of a different sort. Can you say, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter? Go play with the toads.wewritepoems

At Red Wolf Poems Misky creates this week’s wordle twist with a simple addition to the word list. Head on over to read the whole prompt.

Poets United Midweek Motif has a very interesting focus to do with a date. Intriguing. Susan has some quotes and a couple of poems to give us a start. Go over.

dverse-nightime-finalWe’re meeting the bar over at dVerse with Tony Maude who wants us to look at buzzwords and jargon. 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 a flower prompt; Thursday for links and such; and Friday for the next roundup.

Happy writing, everyone.



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8 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: Pick One or Two


    05/12/2014 at 9:50 am

    Thank you, Margo. I’ve managed three of them so far!

    • margo roby

      05/12/2014 at 9:51 am

      Good Heavens, ViV! Keep ’em coming!

  2. Hannah Gosselin

    05/12/2014 at 10:32 am

    :)!! Happy Friday!

  3. julespaige

    06/12/2014 at 1:39 pm

    I was in the mood to compress a few prompts…: (a tad on the dark side)
    and (four): another fairy tale gal…

    With so many good prompts what’s a writer to do? 😉

    • margo roby

      06/12/2014 at 3:11 pm

      Grin… I will save them for morning coffee, tomorrow!

      • julespaige

        06/12/2014 at 3:33 pm

        There will be a third… along with a new short form… momentarily.


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