Poem Tryouts:

15 Dec

7:00 a.m. — San Antonio

listening to Skip scrolling through his FB wall (it’s too early for music, people)

Hello, all. I’m in the throes of Christmas stuff, although much is on hold until our daughter arrives next week, so she can participate. But various things with lights are up and if I have Christmas lights on in the house, I am happy. Ready for an image? Last week’s worked so well with no accompanying possible directions from me, that I think we’ll try it again this week.

by Vladimir Kush

by Vladimir Kush

Remember that you can ignore the central image and pick one small detail to spark a poem and the image as a painting does not have to be mentioned.

Next week we will take off — yes, you too. The following week, depends. So I will see you either the last week of 2015 or the first week of 2016. To those who celebrate the season, have a merry one; for those who don’t, the good news is you can be merry, too, just for different reasons.

Happy writing, everyone.


Posted by on 15/12/2015 in exercises, poetry


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24 responses to “Poem Tryouts:

  1. b_y

    15/12/2015 at 9:31 am

    Hmmm. Thought it was a lost Dali.
    (is there some old song about a lost dolly?) Need coffee–back later.

  2. barbcrary

    15/12/2015 at 10:10 am

    • margo roby

      15/12/2015 at 11:40 am

      There is definitely a Dali-esque quality about this.

  3. julespaige

    15/12/2015 at 2:03 pm

    I got carried away… a bit curmudgeon-y:
    cracked critique?

  4. Misky

    15/12/2015 at 5:06 pm

    • margo roby

      16/12/2015 at 7:11 am

      Sometimes, that’s the best kind.

  5. memadtwo

    16/12/2015 at 6:08 am

    Eerie…this is very close in spirit to an illustration I’m working on for one of my compatriot Nina’s poems…and her poem also works with it. It won’t be ready until the end of the week though, but I’ll include a link then. (K)

  6. desertdweller29

    16/12/2015 at 10:17 am

    Another great photo prompt. I thought of those moments when I wake up and forget, for a split second, who I am.

    • margo roby

      16/12/2015 at 3:10 pm

      If I had that panorama each morning, I’d forget who I am.

  7. Hannah Gosselin

    16/12/2015 at 4:04 pm

    This one brought me on an adventure! Thank you, Margo!

  8. purplepeninportland

    16/12/2015 at 10:19 pm

    I went into another world with this one.

    • margo roby

      17/12/2015 at 8:24 am

      That seems to have been the general effect with this one. Interesting.


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