Poetics Serendipity

03 Mar

11:54 a.m. — San Antonio

listening to Tequila, played by The Champs (and rocking out, in my recliner)

Hello, everyone. We are fast moving into summer with a projected high of 86F, today. I am sheltering in my tree-shaded house. I can do that because I walked two miles this morning and am  feeling virtuous. On to today’s links:

1] Write to Done gives us a short piece in 5 Irrefutable Signs You Need to Start a Writing Project Now, by Sally Wolfe. This is in case you need an added push. Her focus is prose, but, as it so often does, many of the points apply to poetry and that chapbook you want to put together.

2] Do you know about Cellpoems? If not, check it out. I have given you a link to its About page.

3] Why Is It ‘Eleven, Twelve’ Instead of ‘Oneteen, Twoteen’? — I knew you wanted to know this, what with being wordsmiths and the English language so straight forward and all. Check the article by Arika Okrent, in Mental Floss.

Have a lovely weekend and I shall see you for a prompt on Tuesday and more links on Thursday.

Happy writing, all.



Posted by on 03/03/2016 in exercises, poetry


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7 responses to “Poetics Serendipity


    03/03/2016 at 12:49 pm

    Even oneteen isn’t as daft as four twenties sixteen (French for 96)

    • margo roby

      03/03/2016 at 1:39 pm

      Good point, ViV. I remember learning that and thinking, What? There’s no easier way?

  2. julespaige

    03/03/2016 at 4:49 pm

    And then there are the prompts that give you a word to create a definition for like the one in the first sentence of this fiction piece for MLMM:

  3. julespaige

    14/03/2016 at 3:52 pm

    All OK? You seemed to have done quite a vanishing act…

  4. Jules

    28/10/2022 at 9:02 am

    Saw you over at Quickly’s…
    Hope to see you around.
    So many years, so many changes.
    All the best. ~JP


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