Poetry Freeforall: Pick One… or, Two

13 Feb

first photo 307:53 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Horn Concerto No.2 in E Flat, French horn played by Dennis Brain (if you are a brass fan and haven’t heard him, scour the web)

Hello, everyone. Boston, Boston, what have you done to anger the elements? Atlanta is a brisk 26. Brrrr. For here, that’s cold. Looking across the weather map, no-one on the East coast is going to want to stick their noses outside. Anyone to the West is fainting from the unusual heat (it’s not that hot, but it is for this time of year). Reports from my correspondent in England says it’s not looking too good there. I hope those in the tropics and south of the equator are holding things up for us.

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie I do enjoy reading the several prompts waiting when I arrive on this page. The prompt that caught my eye this week is last Saturday’s. Granted it changes tomorrow, the prompt deals with prose poems, a form I am endlessly fascinated with. Check out their other prompts for the week.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl,Β  Brenda asks us to leave our Wordle links in the comments of her blog. If you join The Sunday Whirls Facebook page, you can get the week’s list a couple of days early.

pink girl ink

Pink.Girl.Ink. Stacy asks for a sad love poem. She includes a list of words, from a Neruda poem, to include. Head on over.

The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog: my reaction while reading the prompt was, Cool! Adele has a guest prompter who asks us to adapt another literary or non-literary form not usually considered poetic to your poetic ends. Go over to find out what Melissa Studdard has in mind. She provides several examples.

Feeling blue? Need a laugh? Make tracks to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. Read several. They are in the comments so you don’t even have to leave the page. One advantage to writing a limerick, or two, is they are short, so 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 painting that is more darn fun. Its title isΒ Action Figures, by Edith Vonnegut. Remember that you do not have to write about the whole, or write about the image directly. Head over.Poetry Jam

At Poetry Jam, Alan1704 talks to us about silence. Even the way he structures his prompt slows things down and begins the quieting of the busy brain (silence isn’t always about loud). Visit to read what he says.FPR-200

Hah! At the Found Poetry Review we are given a delightful twist on a Valentine poem. Go over to see what the prompt says and for links. Really. Stop right now and go look.

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 life on mars, personal assistant, and from the heart. Visit to find out what the prompts are about.IGWRTButtonrsz

At imaginary garden with real toads Kerry takes a serious look at the idea of love. She writes an interesting argument. Head over to read what she says and what she wants us to do. Go play with the toads.

At Poets United Midweek Motif Susan tells us that love is not a greeting card. 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

Don’t know what a wikem is? At The Happy Amateur Sasha will explain. Head on over and see what Sasha does with the moon.

dverseOver at dVerse Gay wants us to write a poem whose structure is based on a Frost poem. While I don’t use end rhyme, “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” has a rhyme scheme that endlessly delights me. Head to the bar. They love visitors.

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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5 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: Pick One… or, Two

  1. julespaige

    13/02/2015 at 9:14 am

    Combining a Wikem with MLM Ha/haiku

    The Moon is always a good inspiration πŸ™‚

    • margo roby

      13/02/2015 at 9:47 am

      She is. I have pages of notes for a someday moon poem… πŸ™‚

      • Hannah Gosselin

        13/02/2015 at 1:43 pm

        Ooo…I love the Moon! I hope you write it…elbow me when you do! I’ll look for it. πŸ™‚

  2. Hannah Gosselin

    13/02/2015 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you, Margo!! πŸ™‚

  3. Sasha A. Palmer

    14/02/2015 at 12:14 pm

    Happy Valentine’s!
    A good reason to write a moon poem πŸ™‚


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