POETRY GONG / “New to you” Day 7

October 19, 2010

Wahoo! Seven days. Seven poems. Zip into the comments section right now and show off your last poem from our inaugural gong. (You can still zip, can’t you? The gong didn’t tire you out, did it?)

Much applause! YOU DID IT!!!!

And now you will ask the only logical question: Do I get a break now? No! That’s not the right question. This is the right question: When is the next gong? Well, we’re so glad you asked! It’s soon. Very, very soon. We’ll keep you posted.

What is this all about?

Some of us under the Big Tent are writing a poem-a-day for seven days on the theme “new to you” (click here to see what this is all about). If this challenge isn’t something that interests you and you’d just like to stick to the weekly prompts, that’s perfectly OK. We are hosting our weekly prompts alongside these gongs, so feel free to ignore this madness, and please hold your weekly prompt responses for our Friday gatherings.


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18 Responses to “ POETRY GONG / “New to you” Day 7 ”

  1. Joseph Harker on October 19, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Not entirely satisfied with this one, but… made it, at least!

  2. vivienne blake on October 19, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Last one – I’m going to miss this! http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/bigtent-gong-7-a-two-parter/

  3. Bigtent gong 7, a two-parter « Vivinfrance's Blog on October 19, 2010 at 1:56 am

    [...] it has been such a worthwhile experience.  The other poems for Gong 7 can be found at: https://bigtentpoetry.org/2010/10/poetry-gong-new-to-you-day-7 Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Irritated because of love from → [...]

  4. barbara on October 19, 2010 at 2:02 am

    wheeeeee #7 is

  5. Uma on October 19, 2010 at 3:10 am

    Day 6 and Day 7 together. Is that OK? Here’s the link: http://umaathreya.blogsome.com/2010/10/19/if-i-can-stop-one-heart-from-dying-i-almost-feel-like-an-angel/

  6. Rachel on October 19, 2010 at 8:40 am

    You can tell I had trouble coming up with poem 7 of 7, but there it is :).

    What to Write

  7. Walt56 on October 19, 2010 at 9:38 am

    The last at last. What a blast! I’m thinking of carrying this on daily, I’ve found some fresh ideas in the process. But for today…


  8. Julie Jordan Scott on October 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Satisfaction. Complete. Not perfect AND complete…


  9. S.E.Ingraham on October 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Day 7 Gong poem – happy to have completed the gongs and the wordle, now onto the scary poem!

    dreaming the lake


  10. Pam on October 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Whoo-Hoo, I made it:

    Light in the Morning

  11. carolee on October 19, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    congrats, everyone!!!!!

    i don’t have my 7th poem. :(

    i made other things a priority today. and i’m not unhappy about that, but i’m sad not to have a poem to finish with you all.

    but we’ll do this again!

  12. ms pie on October 19, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    so happy day 7 is here… now that it’s over i can say it was a wonderful challenge that i was totally unprepared for… day 7 merge … i read a lot of poetry from authors i’ve never heard of and found some new poems from known authors… thank you, look forward to the next gong poetry… ms pie

  13. An Autumn Renga « Prose Posies on October 20, 2010 at 12:05 am

    [...] this is the 7th and final day of the Big Tent Poetry gong, and I’m happy to say that thanks to Issa, Alan Summers, vivinfrance, ms pie, Julie Jordan [...]

  14. Cara Holman on October 20, 2010 at 12:10 am

    The complete renga is now live. (I will worry about the formatting issues tomorrow!)


    A big thank you to Alan Summers, vivinfrance, ms pie, Julie Jordan Scott, and Lisa Hills for participating, and of course, Issa. :)

  15. World Spinner on October 20, 2010 at 6:37 am

    POETRY GONG / “New to you” Day 7 | Big Tent Poetry…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

    • vivienne blake on October 20, 2010 at 8:27 am

      This one would appear to be spam – I’ve encountered a similar link before, and when you get there, no poem.

  16. Shel Silverstein | vibrant diary on October 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    [...] really late and I had school this morning so I couldn’t post it. For Day 7 of Big Tent Poetry’s “New to You” Gong; [...]

  17. Jessica on October 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm