Poetry Freeforall: Write For Your Life

27 Mar

first photo 38:20 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Growing Up sung by Run River North

Hello, all. Can the weather get weirder? Our temperatures drop to freezing tonight and tomorrow. I keep telling the trees they’re too early. Do they listen? Here are a few writing possibilities to bring us into National Poetry Month, when we all go mad.

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie  The prompt that caught my eye this week is Tale Weaver’s. You know those ghosts that show up in photographs? Go read the prompt. The photograph (in the photo challenge), like last week’s pink balloons, kept drawing my eye, as well. 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.

pink girl ink

 Pink.Girl.Ink. Stacy is giving us a Wordle with a twist. She has divided the words up and assigned them to stanzas. It will be interesting to see how the brain plays differently with that.

The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog: Adele has a new book out: A Lightness, A Thirst, Or Nothing At All. If you are curious as to her poetry, there are a couple of sample poems. I realise this is not a prompt, but it is one of the ways we can support each other. Go on over and read about it.

Speaking of limericks, Madeleine is the Queen of limericks. 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  This week, we have a colour photograph of a venerable tree and a path that I had the greatest urge to walk down. Go look. Remember that you do not have to write about the whole, or write about the image directly. Poetry Jam

At Poetry Jam, Gabriella wants to know: Are you coffee, or tea? Visit to read the case for each side.


Found Poetry Review Beth talks about the losing of words from our natural history lexicon. Even if you do not write found poetry, the post is well worth reading (I was horrified at the words chosen to remove from the Oxford Junior Dictionary), as is the article from The Guardian.

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 vulnerability, new town, and equinox eclipse. A whole little poem right there. Visit to find out what the prompts are about.IGWRTButtonrsz

At imaginary garden with real toads Herotomost talks about spring days, hanging with friends, letting it all hang out. Go read what his idea is. Go play with the toads.

At Poets United Midweek Motif Susan gives us captivity as our motif. Intriguing word. Visit to read the quotations, facts, and poems Susan has chosen. sasha

At The Happy Amateur Sasha explains wikems. This week she gives us the sun. Head over to read.

dverseOver at dVerse Mary talks about beauty, what is or isn’t, should or shouldn’t be, considered. Visit to read what she says. Time to head for the bar.

I shall see you Tuesday for an image prompt. Then the blog goes dark for National Poetry Month. Ironic, you say? I know, but I can’t write a poem a day and this. I tried once. I will stop in and visit, with links to what I am writing, should you be curious.

Happy writing, everyone.



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3 responses to “Poetry Freeforall: Write For Your Life

  1. adelekenny

    27/03/2015 at 1:00 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention, Margo! Your support is greatly appreciated. All the best with your poem-a-day during April.

    • margo roby

      27/03/2015 at 1:29 pm

      It’s always a pleasure to visit your site, Adele. All the best with book sales.

  2. julespaige

    27/03/2015 at 2:44 pm

    Gak…March is almost over… Well I’d better add a ‘Thank Goodness’ too.
    Just I forgot to send out a birthday package for a relative…


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