Poem Tryouts: Picture This

21 Jul

6:55 a.m. — San Antonio

listening to Bach

Hi everyone. I hope your summer (winter) goes well and that families are storing enough together time to be looking forward to summer’s end. We are more or less moved in, although our stuff doesn’t arrive until next week. We have hired a storage unit for the nonce. We are also moving my mother this week, so I am going to give you an image today, and probably next week, to make my life easier. Alright, fine, because my brain has not kicked into gear, yet.

dali city of drawers

City of Drawers by Dali

This image fascinates me. I saved it, originally for the dream images, but let’s not limit ourselves. If you have an immediate idea, go for it. Otherwise, peruse the image from bottom left to top right, jotting notes on what you see (not what you think). Go over it one more time. Look at your notes and start adding what you think, as an idea for a poem.

I will try to get around to reading, but life is still a little upheaved. I will see you next Tuesday for another prompt and hopefully, be able to return to our regular schedule, next week.

Happy writing, all.


Posted by on 21/07/2015 in poems, poetry, Summer


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23 responses to “Poem Tryouts: Picture This

  1. Sasha A. Palmer

    21/07/2015 at 8:39 am

    What a horror story of a drawing. To me it’s the scariest of Dali I’ve seen. I literally jumped when I noticed a peaceful scene in the upper right corner. The gesture of the creature in the center took on a whole different meaning.

    Goodness. I’m gonna need some serious therapy after this one. 🙂

    Hang in, Margo.

    • margo roby

      28/07/2015 at 3:23 pm

      This week’s is nice and soothing 😉

  2. julespaige

    21/07/2015 at 9:52 am

    Glad you are settling in…
    Always such a chore.
    I’m just not into your photo, but I did a flash fiction piece on another photo – enjoy if and when you get a few moments:

  3. t.s.wright

    21/07/2015 at 10:46 am

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award because I think your blog is really neat. I love the prompts.

    • margo roby

      28/07/2015 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you kindly! So long as I don’t have to do anything 😉

  4. Misky

    21/07/2015 at 11:56 am

    Have you bought a cowboy hat and boots yet?

    • margo roby

      28/07/2015 at 3:19 pm

      Not yet. We haven’t even taken ourselves out for Mexican food.

      • Misky

        28/07/2015 at 3:29 pm

        It’s a busy time, that’s for sure.

  5. barbcrary

    21/07/2015 at 11:59 am

    This image cracks me up. I think you subconsciously (or consciously) chose it because it reminds you of all the drawers and cupboards and closets that you’ll be opening and filling soon. I love this sort of inspiration.

    • margo roby

      28/07/2015 at 3:18 pm

      They’re already full!!! You should see the place. Our Atlanta stuff hasn’t even arrived yet.

  6. Hannah Gosselin

    21/07/2015 at 5:09 pm

    You’re making great progress, Margo!! Smiles to you and thank you!

  7. barbcrary

    21/07/2015 at 5:34 pm

    I wanted to write about a chifforobe, but I’ll save that for another day.

  8. purplepeninportland

    21/07/2015 at 11:18 pm

    You seem to be moving right along, Margo. Thanks for this intriguing Dali.

  9. Misky

    22/07/2015 at 6:42 am

  10. georgeplace2013

    22/07/2015 at 7:22 am

    Hey, Margo. You sound b-u-s-y. Nice to catch glimpses of you though : )

  11. nwian

    22/07/2015 at 1:36 pm

  12. b_y

    29/07/2015 at 8:45 am

    Take care of yourself.


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