Are you ready for a new adventure? We are! We’re just getting things started here at Big Tent Poetry, but we’re very excited about continuing to celebrate and support poets working and playing online.
Our first writing prompt will go up on Monday, May 3; and our first “Come one, Come all” call for responses will go up on Friday, May 7.
Watch this space for announcements about our progress! Explore for a bit! Figure out how things work! Leave a comment* to let us know you stopped by! Peanuts! Popcorn! Cotton candy!
*Remember, your initial comments will go into our “pending” comments file; we’ll approve them as quickly as we can while we train the site in proper circus etiquette!
I know I am excited!
We all are!
i love the circus! i love this circus!! :)
I can just smell the greasepaint and here the calliope! Hurrah!
Hello, hello! We’re so glad you are here. :-)
hi, cynthia! (thanks for saying “smell the greasepaint” instead of “smell the elephants” — what a polite guest you are!)
Whose idea was it to feed beans to the elephants?
that would be deb. i think she’s the only one of us who cooks.
Legumes are part of a healthy diet!
Putting on my tutu to ride the elephants round here!
hi, sarah!!!! that tutu is gorgeous.
You’re onto the next big thing: carny! http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/trends-circus-carnival-couture-cuffs-ruffs-stripes-unite-1898/
Cute, i regularly lose money at Etsy. :D
Hey, this is a place where we can all be (poetry) freaks! Congrats and thanks, Deb, Carolee, Jill!
poetry is the best kind of oddity a person can possess. :)
Getting my amazing high-flying trapeze act ready…good job getting started!
thanks, donna. it’s so nice to see you! be careful up there on the trapeze!
Look at all the awesomeness! Congratulations ladies. Can’t wait to try the first prompt.
thanks, jan! looking forward to reading your poems, as always!!!
i am already having so much fun. :)
In the words of Mother Theresa: Huzzah!
huzzah, brainy smurf! huzzah!
I think I need to meet you, Jason. Hi Jason!
Shivering with antici…
oh, good! hope the unveiling gives you a quick fix — enough to get you by ’til the first prompt 5/3!
This is so exciting. Thanks for putting this together!
It’s our pleasure, really!! Glad you are here. :-)
I knew I could count on y’all to not leave me hanging on that poetry high wire…hurrah!
We’re *all* up on that wire now! Having The Good Times!
but you look so beautiful up there … the greatest of ease!
*try to avoid visualizing a fat woman tickled pink*
Can’t help but smile!! Hi!!
Expecting good things!
so are we. :)
Down like a clown, Charlie Brown.
oh, the poetry’s flowin’ already! :)
Hi everyone,really nice place here,glad I found you :)
marinela x x
What?!? No adverbs in my poems? I must (softly) protest!
Nice to see you, Katie! Come play, with all your words!
I knew that old song would come in handy someday; maybe now we’ll find out why the monkey really sat on the elephant’s trunk!
(looks like fun in here!)
I have that song in my head now! :-) (I always did like that song.)
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Go Ahead. You dare me.
um … too much cotton candy already?
Hmm. I don’t think I have ever had too much cotton candy. (No matter what the witnesses said!)
I am grateful to have a place to hang out with other poems which will also help me to write differently. That is one of my favorite aspects of having a poetry community… I am encouraged to write on different topics so I am naturally stretched. I appreciate that and so much more I can’t really put into words.
great to see you, julie!
Good to know you’re jumping in to make the loss of Read-Write a little less of an impact. Hopefully new habits will begin and another wonderful online poetry community will blossom.
Good luck, I plan on stopping in when I’m able.
Poetry is Everything
the loss is a loss, for sure. and it is felt.
we’re hoping to create something wonderful here, too, and hope to see you again soon!
This looks fun, I’ll be taking part! Thanks for doing this.
Glad to hear that Jim! Yay!!
Good morning & hurrah!
Doing NaPoWriMo with the ReadWrite community was such a great experience. I’m delighted to find Big Tent up and running. I’m in!
i had fun with the member prompts at RWP, too. so glad you stopped by the circus!