Poetry Freeforall — Can I Have Some More?

27 Feb

first photo 307:34 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Sixteen Candles sung by The Crests

Hello, everyone. All back to normal here. The Great Snow Scare fizzled away in the dark and we’re back to temperatures that go up to the sixties, then back down to the thirties. In the poetry prompt world this week, we have:

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie  The prompt that caught my eye this week is the photo challenge ‘Blood Money’. Check out their other prompts for the week.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, 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.

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 Pink.Girl.Ink. Stacy wants us to say goodbye, with a twist. Head on over to find out what.

The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog: Adele has a fun take on a ‘selfie’. She wants us to try a ‘selfie poem’ with a twist. (Yes, another twist. I don’t make these up.) Visit to see what she says and to read the poems Adele has chosen as examples.

Feeling blue? Need a laugh? Need warming up? 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 Whoa! Creepy photograph. I’m not sure I’d be happy walking through these doors. 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 has an interesting take on inside looking out (or vice versa). Visit to read what she says.FPR-200

Found Poetry Review Beth has found an intriguing resource for found poetry. She says about it: HOAX has a new Twitter side project (@quoaxquoax) dedicated to tweeting and retweeting “unattributed text snippets tagged with #quoax.” Head over for links and to read the rest of what she says.

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 ultracrepidarian, from screen to page, and cut-ups. Visit to find out what the prompts are about.IGWRTButtonrsz

At imaginary garden with real toads Marian offers a song, Time (The Revelator), as inspiration. Go play with the toads.

At Poets United Midweek Motif Susan gives us mother tongue (yes, yes, with a twist) as our motif. She has a wealth of material for us to use. Visit to read the quotations Susan has chosen. Her choices this week may be some of my favourites of her finds.sasha

At The Happy Amateur Sasha explains wikems. Head on over and see what Sasha does with gravity.

dverseOver at dVerse Claudia Tells us to grab a line. A line of what? Go see. Head to the bar. They love visitors.

That should keep you busy. 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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4 responses to “Poetry Freeforall — Can I Have Some More?

  1. julespaige

    27/02/2015 at 8:44 am

    I didn’t get the Wikem prompt until this morning but it fell into place with the haibun I wrote for Phoenix Rising. So I connected the dots. It had to be another Twilight Zone connection. 😉

    You let the snow pass onto the north… Though we only had a fine dusting. 🙂
    I’m still cold – but then it is only 18 degrees out there.

    • margo roby

      27/02/2015 at 8:52 am

      I tried to hold onto the snow, Jules. It wouldn’t cooperate. 🙂

  2. julespaige

    27/02/2015 at 9:39 am

    On a lighter note and maybe a new form… or mix of a few:

    I sort of copied a form, but big surprise.. I changed it. 🙂


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