Poetry Freeforall: Write! April is Around the Corner

16 Jan

first photo 309:53 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Vivaldi

Hello, all. We have blue sky and sunshine. My cacti are very happy. I’m a little late, so let’s get to it.

First, a reminder to submit to Gnarled Oak. They are reading for Issue 3, due out 15 April. To get an idea of what they are looking for, visit.

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie  The prompt that caught my eye this week is a list of quotes from Pema Chodron. Check out their other prompts for the week.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl,  Brenda gives our set of words to Wordle. I am tempted… If you join The Sunday Whirl‘s Facebook page, you can get the week’s list a couple of days early.

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Pink.Girl.Ink. Stacy talks a bit about poem sketching and has given us a bunch of mini-wordles with which to practice; she suggests we use them in any combination we wish. To see the lists and read what she says, go on over.

The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, has this warning from Adele: Whatever you do, don’t read the articles, only the headlines. She has a new take on using headlines as inspiration and a list of tips. Head over.

Make tracks to 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 by Elene Usdin. The photo looks a trifle bizarre until you figure out the photographer’s purpose. Remember that you do not have to write about the whole, or write about the image directly. Head over.Poetry Jam

At Poetry Jam, Mary says: shoes or feet. Visit to see what about them and to read a fabulous Bukowski poem.FPR-200

Oh, what fun. At the Found Poetry Review: “What does it mean when you dream you’re being chased by an elephant?” Or: “Can I get a book telling me how to be mistress of ceremonies at a musical orgy?” Go on over to find out what that’s about. I promise fun, even hilarity, even if you don’t end up with a poem.

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 stability, awkward mistake, and kindling. Visit to find out what the prompts are about.IGWRTButtonrsz

Fireblossom, at imaginary garden with real toads, gives us a lovely wintry photograph and Vivaldi’s Winter, as inspiration. Go play with the toads.

Poets United Midweek Motif gives us birthdays. Head on over to see what Susan has to say on the topic and the different bits of inspiration she has for us.dverse

Over at dVerse Victoria revisits a new form developed by Brian, the ten-word. Head to the bar. They love visitors and rumour has it they are offering hot buttered rum.

I shall see you Tuesday for my prompt; Thursday for links and such; and Friday for more prompt site roundups.

Happy writing, everyone.


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One response to “Poetry Freeforall: Write! April is Around the Corner

  1. julespaige

    16/01/2015 at 5:46 pm


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