COME ONE, COME ALL/ August 13
by Carolee, Deb & Jill
It’s show time! It’s time to post your original poem, written in response to Monday’s prompt — our guest maestro’s idea to write about a specific possession (Thank you very much, Cynthia Short!) – 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.)
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my response to this week’s prompt: Possessions
What a great idea, and how wonderful you get to share the original!
Fun prompt! Here’s my poem for this week: Personal Effects.
Cynthia, I really enjoyed this prompt. Thank you! Here’s mine:
Here’s mine: POSSESSIONS
…who possesses and who is possessed: Machine Mind
Nice prompt, Cynthia. Here’s my porm:
Without this possession, nothing matters:
Two little poems on the same theme: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/possessions-prompt-for-big-tent-15/
Ed note: Thanks, Twitches. Fixed the link for Viv.
Link isn’t working for me :). Just wanted to let you know in case anyone else has the same problem. I just went to your home page and found the poem.
Thanks for a great prompt!
I loved doing it!
My poem this week is:
“TO A TUPPERWARE BOWL“
I decided to be quite literal (my safest option!)
The prompt always takes me in a way I didn’t suspect
First time here. Found one from the archives that was apropos to the prompt: Bethroth Your Heart To Me
Welcome to the Tent, Rebecca!
Thank you to Cynthia for a great prompt!
A bit of Parapraxis
we can hang on to memories longer than the things we tied them to
I wrote two pieces for my prompt, both a bit nostalgic I’m afraid…I just seem to be in that frame of mind lately! You’ll find them here: http://cynthiashort.blogspot.com
Here’s mine: Suburban
here’s my attempt — http://another2doors.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/asset/
Here’s my take on the prompt. It’s called Campy 11,611
Mine is very simply called: Possession
Rosebuds (or possessions lost)
– not exactly a single possession, but a few specific ones
What We Bring Home
I didn’t manage to write to prompt this week, but here’s this week’s poem anyway:
This prompt wandered a bit, but it’s still about something that I possess and that possesses me… that last part might be a bit too literal.
This prompt was excellent. This is my first time posting here and I kind of messed up earlier this week trying to post this. Hopefully, I will get it right this time.
I have written about something I once was is possession of and how it is now possessing me instead. I hope you enjoy.
Please leave comments. I love them!!
I wrote it, Cynthia. I wrote it.
Between the time you suggested it on facebook and now… here it is.
My poem can be found at http://Marianv.blog.co.uk
I love your poem!
I love it too- but can’t comment there.
Not quite specific…
Runnin’ on Full
As always, thanks for the prompt… My response is up:
Lovely…the smell of cedar, and you take on the prompt!
Here is my response to the prompt:
and yes, like Ruth said above, thanks for the prompt!
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I wrote about the first thing my eyes landed on.
in response to the prompt…..thank you Cynthia
Erm I wrote about
another creative delicious prompt… serene seclusion
I thought this was a great prompt, and was surprised by what came to my mind when I thought of possessions.
Here’s my response to a very thought provoking prompt
Here’s mine: What do you wear to a heart attack?
Thanks for a evocative prompt, Cynthia.
I’ll be by to read everyone, but it may be into the week. Oy!
My possession is love.
Could not resist writing a special Big Tent poem!
“Come one, come all!”
The barker’s call
announces to the crowd.
“Come into my Big Top!
There’s plenty room for all!”
“The tent won’t fall!
Let’s have a ball!”
His barker’s shout is loud.
Curious, the folk stop.
“Come on now, you-all!”
The tent flaps caul
the entrance maul;
excitement makes him proud.
His circus will not be a flop,
Oh, no! It will enthrall!
Thanks for that, Jinksy. :-)
This was a tough one.
Sometimes wannabe clowns show up under the tents as they are being taken down and the rest of the circus has moved on to another town. I’m sorry I am late. This was a great prompt. I am late to post and late to read, but better late than never? Here are a few poems that followed Cynthia’s thought-provoking prompt. Thanks! Nan’s possession poems.
Cynthia, I apologize for being late to your party. I was crossing a verbal street and was run over by a dangling participiālis.
Of things possessed
Of things possessed