Poetry Freeforall

29 May

first photo 310:03 a.m.– Atlanta

listening to the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo Yo Ma

Hello, all. Need a few prompts to take your mind off things? Here we go.

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie  The prompt that caught my eye this week is the image with its photograph of tattooed wrists, but also, the haibun opportunity at fairy tale. Check out their other prompts for the week.adele kenny

The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog: Adele gives us a prompt that helps us take a memory and write that memory into a poem. Her tips and guidelines give us a process. Visit.

pink girl ink

 Pink.Girl.Ink. Stacy asks us to try creating a new spin on the fairy tale Alice In Wonderland. There are so many possibilities. A haibun might be an interesting form to use. But, what caught and held me, for quite a while, is the image Stacy has accompanying the prompt. My inspiration would come from it. Head over to read what she says.

Make tracks to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. This week’s rhyming word has intriguing possibilities. 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 or two.magpie

Magpie Tales gives us a Still Life, 1907, by John Frederick Peto. I find it remarkably compelling. Consider the textures of things. Remember, as with any image prompt, you can focus on one aspect rather than the whole. Take a look.

Found Poetry Review Beth has added a twist, a challenge, to her prompt. The source text concerns lithography, but she asks us to create a remix poem concerning anything other than lithography. Head over.

The Sunday Whirligig has our Wordle words ready. Even if you don’t wordle, it’s fun to see how she lays the words within a photograph.

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 maps, picture a story, and making connections. Visit to find out what the prompts are about.IGWRTButtonrsz

At imaginary garden with real toads Isadora tells us to get our groove on. I love her idea for freeing our minds if only for the moments between dance and paper. Head over.

At Poets United Midweek Motif Susan gives us weeds as our motif. I love the quotes she gives us, almost all of which support weeds. Go on over and read.

Jeremy’s Weekly Challenge I am officially hooked on the way Jez presents his prompts.  I find myself anticipating arriving at his page to see what he has for us. You like ekphrastic? Go for it. You like  possibilities for found sources? Yep. Ideas for a theme? Sure. Check out the possibilities.sasha

At The Happy Amateur Sasha explains wikems. If you haven’t tried one yet, you should, especially if you like found poetry (but it isn’t necessary).  Head over to see what she does with mind.

dverseOver at dVerse Gabriella talks to us about the poetry of the everyday. You might want to check the prosody post, as well, even if just to read. To the bar!

See you Tuesday for our first prompt of the summer; Thursday for links and such; and Friday for the roundup of the week’s prompts.

Happy writing, everyone.


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8 responses to “Poetry Freeforall


    29/05/2015 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you for that, Margo. Lots of inspiration there.

  2. pmwanken

    29/05/2015 at 3:09 pm

    I echo VIV — lots of inspiration…after your “Tryouts” post this week, I think I shall continue to look for the image prompts for a while. 🙂 Starting on something for Magpie…will post tomorrow, Lord willing.

    • margo roby

      29/05/2015 at 3:57 pm

      … and the creek don’t rise!

  3. Hannah Gosselin

    29/05/2015 at 4:08 pm

    Ooo!! I have that album…so good!! Thank you for the poeming places! 🙂

  4. barbcrary

    01/06/2015 at 1:27 pm

    Piggybacking (but not yet pingbacking) on the imagery theme, I spent all weekend thinking about the Chagall in the mindlovemisery haiku challenge this week. Awesome.

  5. Jez Farmer

    04/06/2015 at 11:05 am

    Wow thank you


  6. Jez Farmer

    04/06/2015 at 11:06 am

    Reblogged this on Jeremy's Daily Challenge.


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