7:49 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Rascal Flatts singing These Days
Hello, everyone. This is the final Friday roundup until August, so if you like having one source to check each Friday, rather than having a dozen bookmarked, just bookmark this page and you’ll find your way to each site’s most current prompt. Teachers: you are almost there. Hang on.
Sepia Saturday, is a site that has been up since 2009! Their thing is photographs, old ones, yours or theirs. This week, long hair: you have to go look! I like this site more and more, partly because they lay out what’s coming up, but mostly because they suggest possibilities with each photograph — themes can be specific or universal. Head over and be sure to read ‘Ask Auntie Miriam’.
At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda has our fourteen [Yes, fourteen. Deal.] weekly words. I love the source: Today’s words came from a Facebook conversation I had with fellow poet Pamela Kaler Sayers. We both contributed words to this week’s Whirl. If you haven’t wordled yet, what are you waiting for? Brenda will have new words up on Sunday. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.
At The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele talks about transport and travel. She gives us a little context in her arriving at the prompt and then her always fabulous guidelines and tips and examples.
There is an art to writing a limerick that transcends the form’s notoriety. We’re at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays, my guaranteed smile of the week — I laughed this week. At the least, go read Madeleine’s limerick for the week’s line.
Over at The Mag [Magpie Tales], Tess gives us quite a challenge. You can stare at the image for quite a while and be overwhelmed by the muchness of it. I notice not many have responded [at The Mag, 32 counts as not many]. Remember: you do not have to write about the whole image. Sometimes you can write to just one tiny part of the whole. Go on over.
At Poetry Jam, Peggy gives us age and aging of more than just people. Visit to see what she says.
Carol, at Light Words,is not quite at the dancing on tables stage, but she is back with a rocking prompt. Do you know what a palimpsest is? Whether you do or no, head over to see what she says. I found it fascinating as a possibility for a poem, either as structure or focus.
At the Found Poetry Review we are asked to remix a master remixer, Dylan — or erase. Don’t forget to stop by their weekly column highlighting found poetry related news and resources. See what the Review is all about. All things found live there.
Poets & Writers‘ suggestions for all three genres work as possibilities for a poem subject. This week we have street naming, pet matchmaking, and underwater. Visit.
At imaginary garden with real toads, I couldn’t choose between Margaret’s new topic of sketch poems or Isadora’s curse poem. Go look at both. Go play with the toads.
Red Wolf Poems gives us an image prompt, a painting of the River Walk in my home town, San Antonio. Visit Red Wolf.
The Mid-Week Motif at Poets United, is best friends. Susan has several possible sources of inspiration for us. Head over.
Over at dVerse, Meeting the Bar and Björn introduce the haibun, one of my favourite forms because of its versatility. Look around while you’re there. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place and the ice is clinking.
Flashy Fiction Friday isn’t up yet, so check a bit later.
If you have questions, ask. If you write in response to any of these, the people whose blogs you visit would love to read your responses. Post and leave your links with them!
The first summer prompt goes up Tuesday (explanation for newcomers).
Have a wonderful summer (winter). Happy writing, everyone.