COME ONE, COME ALL/October 1
by Carolee, Deb & Jill
It’s show time! It’s time to post your original poem, written in response to Monday’s prompt — let an adventure spark a poem! — 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.)
What did you write? Please 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.
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I did something different all this week in my writings .. Thanks to you for planting the seeds in my mind. And i would share with you this post :
Happy weekend ahead :)
Here’s mine: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/mainly-for-big…poetry-27-9-10/
The only difference being, I wrote a haibun in 55 words!
As Vivienne’s link is not working, I post the URL here for her:
This was a great prompt for me – encouraged me to write about a recent experience of taking my first dance class in 36 years, and stretched my style to more of a story telling less boiled down form than I’ve used much recently. Thanks. Here’s the link: http://victoria-andnowpoems.blogspot.com/2010/09/adventure-poem-for-big-tent.html
Here is the direct link:
Thanks for doing that, Diane!
Interesting prompt. I was going to climb a tree by the carpark and watch the dancers on the terrace, but I can barely manage the curbing. what to do? what to do?
What a terrific prompt! Alas, I’ll be traveling this weekend, so will not be able to participate much, but will try my darndest to check for spam.
Do be patient as Carolee is also traveling.
Have fun, you wonderful poets!
Adventures that not many can enjoy today! Ah nostalgia!
Wrote one at the top of my voice HERE!
I wrote about something I have always loved.
Thanks for a great prompt.
Thanks for the prompt, folks. Here a child explores a derelict house. Click on my name for a look inside.
Love this long link!
You can hot foot it to here for my offering! http://pens-poems.blogspot.com/2010/10/try-something-new.html
I traveled back to my childhood.
I tunneled to a favorite childhood place in my poem:
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Here’s mine: http://thelaughinghousewife.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/and-the-award-for-greediest-retailer-goes-to/
This week’s prompt was a good one for me!
The permeable world
I couldn’t comment on yours either, Rachel. I loved the last stanza very much.
It doesn’t hurt to dream!
Here is what I will do if you ask. Just ask.
Remembering a medical adventure this week:
Climb every mountain. Well, not really.
sojourn in autumn
For some reason, I have not been able to comment on typepad blogs.
Dick, I loved your spooky post. Perfect for this season. I really like dark.
What a great prompt…Thanks for helping me write after a few weeks of “verbal constipation”!
You’ll find my poem here: http://cynthiashort.blogspot.com
Dancing around in the rain? Don’t mind if I do. Birthday
Great prompt. I won’t be able to read everyone until this weekend. But thanks and Happy Friday One and All…http://wp.me/pSOYe-DK
I wrote about something I saw, which triggered off something I had forgotten from a long time ago. A bit cryptic, but I know what it means.
‘Woman in White’
I like your prompt, she said, holding in her hand an apple
Not exactly to prompt
Breaking the rules a bit. Went on a journey this week and this is the product. =)
Not quite the adventerous answer to the prompt, but I spend a lot of time looking out windows.
The poem is here http://Marianv.blog.co.uk
It happens, again.
When Orange is Gone
I stayed indoors! It’s cool and I’m coming down with something, I think. Here is my poem: The Basement
Hi Book Bird Dog! Welcome to the Tent, belatedly, but still a warm hello!
Great prompt! I was able to attend a classical piano concert (first time in about 4 years)… really focused on what I was feeling as I listened and felt the music:
By the 5 Browns
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I’ve been trying to get outside my head for a while now:
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I went on an interior adventure. This started with me stepping outside my front door as the sun was rising and then went in a direction I didn’t quite expect:
A Song of Coming Light
Your bellows are rocking the foundations down here. I suggest a nice cuppa tea and a good
lie down ( wink wink ,say no more.)
Oops,don’t know how this happened… this is a comment for Doc FTSE.
A bit late but just a buzz of a week.
Shall be around to visit this weekend.
I’m continuing my rebellious streak and not following the prompt, though I plan on using it later this week. This week, I did a character free-write based on a line from a poem I read recently.
First time I’ve done this for Big Tent. We’ll see if it works.
Following the prompt, I was inspired to write about the idea of dating again after six years of not seeing anyone. I am 61 years of age, so this is a huge “step” for me.
Nice one Jodi!! Good to see a fellow BDer over here!
Welcome to the Tent, Jodi. Glad you were inspired, and good luck with it “all!”
I also did not leave the house for this one – just looked out the window…. here’s the link: http://almerimarlife.com/forum/topic/1039/window-on-the-world-a-poem-by-iain-douglas-kemp/
Didn’t have to go far for this one:
Loved the prompt
Here’s my poem – http://umaathreya.blogsome.com/2010/10/03/miracle-maker/
I don’t know why my comment wouldn’t take on your blog, but I just had to come here to let you know how much I loved it. Thank you.