May 28, 2010
By Big Tent Poetry

by Carolee, Deb & Jill

It’s show time! It’s time to post your original poem, written in response to Monday’s prompt — oh, it’s getting hot in here! — or any other inspiration from the week. (We love it when you write to our prompt, but we also love it when you write on a whim. We all know how fickle that muse can be.)

So leave a link to your blog post, or leave your poem itself, in the comments!

Let the show begin! This post is “sticky” — it will stay right here in the spotlight for you all weekend.

Here’s how prompts work under the Big Tent

You’ve got all week to write your poem, based on this week’s prompt. Come Fridays (today!) you’ll find a “Come One, Come All” post (this one!) where you can 1) leave a link to your poem or 2) leave the poem in its entirety.

We want to give you all weekend to post your work and read each others’ work. Take your time. Enjoy all the poems that are new to the world.

Some hints

Hint: We’ve set Big Tent Poetry to Central Time.

Hint: An easy way to check on new post comments is via a RSS reader, if you use one. Here’s the address you would add to your reader:

Hint: Since we’re a new site, and you’re new to it, your comment(s) will be held for moderation for your first few posts. We’re checking the filters often, so don’t despair! That said, if it takes more than a half a day to see it come live on the site, do email us at info (at) (But be patient, okay?)

Circus etiquette

We figure you know how to play in the poetry community, but here are the basics:

Be nice. Have fun. Remember we aren’t a critique forum. We want to support each other as we bring more poetry into our lives. Only provide critique if someone specifically asks for it.

Although we love seeing our badge in the sidebar of your blog, we would appreciate it if you would also link back to the site in each of your poem posts. Linking within your post helps people travel back and forth from your site to the Big Tent Poetry site, and it helps perpetuate Big Tent Poetry “findability” in Google searches — and that helps us all.

One other thing

So it might be more than one. Read our barkers’ articles, if you haven’t recently. Great stuff. Here’s the list of links.

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87 Responses to “ COME ONE, COME ALL / May 28 ”

  1. Gemma@Greyscale on May 29, 2010 at 7:22 am

    I have travelled into strange aethers on this one!

    Penultimate Aphrodisiac

  2. Iain D. Kemp on May 29, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Hi Folks,

    Here is the link to my poem “Lady Whisky”:

    You can view more poems and listen to me read as well as leave comments by clicking my name. This weeks podcast is last weeks poem from here



    • Joyce Ellen Davis on May 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      I want dinner at your house!

    • Diane Truswell on May 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm

      You sound like quite a chef, Iain. And I love what arouses you — a smile! Great poem. Cheers!

    • Linda Goin on May 30, 2010 at 12:41 am

      LOL — you and I saw the same aphrodisiacs in totally different ways. I love it! Very…er…sardonic? Ironic? Facetious? I get it, nonetheless. Bravo, as per usual, Iain.

    • Deb on May 30, 2010 at 9:55 am

      It seems the meal was really only an aperitif in want of something with more body!

  3. barbara on May 29, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I may have been hasty.
    on second thought…..response

  4. Nathan Landau on May 29, 2010 at 10:16 am

    The prompt got pushed aside by the presence of pests:

    “To Find Home”

  5. Paul Oakley on May 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Late to the game, my offering this week is: “SINSUAL

    • Deb on May 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm

      (Not late! We play all weekend & start early on Fridays!)

  6. Diane Truswell on May 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Well this is a little bizarre, tee hee. However, it is a true dream.

  7. Carolee on May 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    your poems are especially fun to read this week. :) i’ve made it about half-way through and must leave for a bit to go to a party next door. i’ll be back later on or tomorrow! sooooo glad the circus lasts all weekend. it gives me a chance to really savor the poems.

  8. Mary Kling on May 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Here is my short and sweet completion: primarily short!

  9. Aphrodisiacs for Your Pleasure on May 30, 2010 at 1:29 am

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