Poetry Freeforall — And, Again

15 May

first photo 37:42 a.m.– Atlanta

listening to America (to a backing chorus of the dish washer) sung by Neil Diamond

Hello, all.

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie  The prompt that caught my eye this week is Heeding haiku with HA — the prompt involves Debussy and a piece of his music. Check out their other prompts for the week.

The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog: Adele has a post for the files: What Editors Look For. If publishing adele kennypoems is part of your goal it’s not a bad idea to think about what makes particular poems compelling enough to publish, she writes. I thought it might be interesting to poll some poetry journal publishers and poetry editors (print and electronic) to gather some ideas about the qualities of poetry that editors want for their journals. Not only do we hear from several editors, but we have magazines to check out.

The Sunday Whirligig has our Wordle words ready.

pink girl ink

 Pink.Girl.Ink. For her return prompt, Stacy has a photograph. I found myself staring at it for quite a while. Take a look.


Feeling blue? Need a laugh? Need warming up? You need to read a limerick or two. 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 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 — read several, write one.magpie

Magpie Tales gives us a photograph. Interesting. Remember, as with any image prompt, you can focus on one aspect rather than the whole.

Found Poetry Review Recovering: Stand by.

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 mothers, alternate future, and made of glass.  Visit to find out what the prompts are about.IGWRTButtonrsz

At imaginary garden with real toads Marian offers a musical prompt with a Seussian touch. Check it out.

At Poets United Midweek Motif Sumana gives us waves as our motif. Visit to read the examples she has chosen, to inspire us.sasha

We have a new contender, Jeremy’s Weekly Challenge, on Thursdays. I have looked at several of Jeremy’s past prompts and they are fun because he gives us many possibilities. We have possible themes, poetic lines, and images. Choose one, two, or mix a bunch. He asks for both poetry and flash fiction, depending on what strikes you. Go on over and ‘meet’ him. Try a prompt.

At The Happy Amateur Sasha explains wikems. Head over to see what she does with philosophy.

dverseOver at dVerse Bjorn talks to us about antithesis. It’s an interesting discussion and always a fun topic to deal with in a poem. To the bar!

See you Tuesday for one of my prompts; Thursday for links and such; and Friday for the roundup of the week’s prompts.

Happy writing, everyone.



Posted by on 15/05/2015 in exercises, links, poetry


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3 responses to “Poetry Freeforall — And, Again


    15/05/2015 at 1:30 pm

    What a lovely lot of useful things here – that’ll keep me busy for a while! Thank you.

  2. julespaige

    15/05/2015 at 6:33 pm

    I’ve done a few of these… but Wikems maybe few an far between… and the one I posted is a haibun so I’ll share that link:

  3. julespaige

    15/05/2015 at 6:58 pm

    OK… another haibun – for Pink, Girl, Ink.
    I had a rough day…and just wanted to chill at the keyboard.


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