Poetry Freeforall: One Month Down

30 Jan

first photo 308:18 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Poems sung by Mandy Patinkin

Hello, everyone. Massachusetts, are you with us? Have you dug out from under? I love to follow the Weather Channel when a storm is on and I couldn’t help but notice that this storm had no interest in any place other than Massachusetts. It was strange to watch it circling the state.

Let’s see how successfully techy I can be. I received a request from Tawnya Smith (who many of us know as Yousei) to post a submission opportunity. Tawnya is the Poetry Editor for The Mayo Review, the literary journal at her university. I took a screen-shot which appears to have worked well (and which, I notice, allows you to see what I’m up to with all the tabs). Note that the deadline is next Friday.

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie  The prompt that caught my eye this week is the image of the woman and lily pads. Check out their other prompts for the week.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl,  Brenda is having problems with her linking service, so be sure to read her note to us. Then, wordle. If you join The Sunday Whirls Facebook page, you can get the week’s list a couple of days early.

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Pink.Girl.Ink. Stacy is asking for one of my favourites: postcard poetry. By now, you know she always has suggestions and alternatives, so hie yourself over.

The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, asks us to try our hand at lunes, one syllable based and one, word based. Head over to read the full prompt and for Adele’s suggestions and tips.

Make tracks to 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 a photograph that is somewhat surreal, partly because it’s a close-up. It’s pretty cool. Remember that you do not have to write about the whole, or write about the image directly. Head over.Poetry Jam

At Poetry Jam, Peggy gives several choices for a seasonal poem: this season, somewhere. Visit to see her photographs and read her ideas.FPR-200

At the Found Poetry Review we are given the annual Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation annual letter as our source material. Go over to see what the prompt says and for a link.

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 messing with your favorites, glitter bomb, and snowtastrophe. Visit to find out what the prompts are about.IGWRTButtonrsz

Hannah is here to transform our day with the beauty of nature. At imaginary garden with real toads Hannah gives us lavender. Go play with the toads.

Poets United Midweek Motif gives us humour. Visit to read the poems and quotations Susan has chosen. See what she has to say on the topic and the other bits of inspiration she has for us.sasha

NEW ENTRANT: Yay! Sasha Alexandra (who many of us have known for a long time) enters the fray. She will be posting every Thursday at The Happy Amateur and is taking on Wikems. Don’t know what a wikem is? Head on over. You’ll like them.


dverseOver at dVerse Tony Maude challenges us to a form… his adaptation of a cinquain. These are hard, and therefore satisfying, to do well. Head to the bar. They love visitors; I smell hot apple brandy.

So many fun things to play with. 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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3 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: One Month Down

  1. Sasha A. Palmer

    30/01/2015 at 10:06 am

    Thank you, Margo 🙂


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