COME ONE, COME ALL / January 14
by Carolee, Deb & Jill
It’s show time! It’s time to post your original poem, written in response to Monday’s prompt – did you make a word list and pull a poem from it? — 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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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.
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Please find my Ode to the Letter E here…. http://lkv-twistedmeanderings.blogspot.com/2011/01/big-tent-response-january-14th.html
“Up the Lonely Stairs”
The poem found the prompt this week, rather than the other way around.
Rather a lighthearted approach from me.I had other things on my mind!
I know little about music but I love the guitar so Thank you.
Sorry! jumped the gun! I’ll be back!
I vented with this poem:
Mine is about the “F” word: Flood.
I also did another flood related post this week called Endurance.
A very hasty one, though I enjoyed the prompt: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/the-letter-j-for-bigtent/
I’ll look at the others later.
[...] Big Tent suggested that we choose a letter, list the words then leave aside. Later, add more words to turn the whole thing on its head. I chose the letter j, because so many funny words begin with it. You’ll find other responses here: https://bigtentpoetry.org/2011/01/come-one-come-all-january-14/comment-page-1/#comment-8807 [...]
I don’t always follow directions. This time I really did! What an interesting process! My poem is called nasturtium.
I enjoyed this week’s activity. My poem is “Lucifer”… hope you laugh!
This was a fun proMpt. (Guess what letter I chose?!) Thanks!
This was a fun proMpt! (Guess what letter I chose?!) Thanks!
Here’s mine: Grackle Ghazal
[...] to the Big Tent to see what others came up [...]
I followed directions and ended up with the letter M.
Can’t wait to read everyone’s poems!
happy friday, everyone!!!!
Finally back after a long holiday… and into a crazy, rare Southern snowstorm: Spumoni Snowstorm
‘M’ for music – and then it all spun somewhat out of control. Anyway, here I am – http://patteran.typepad.com.
Hi, the letter “S” has a big family….here is a favorite word
Whiy I Hate to Submit
Well, that should be “Why” not “Whiy”!
Well, that link is wrong too. If anyone can actually find the poem after all my mistakes, here is the real link. Sorry, it’s early!
Why I Hate to Submit
Inspired by sounds and Jack Kerouac, I took the prompt, spun it on its ear and came up with ‘Pop-Tart’
Honest critique is most welcome, and thank you for reading!
Thinking about words v. actions, I somehow came to this:
Snapshot Poem 12 January 002011
I chose the letter”S” and had a list a mile long. Only a few made it into the poem, but I did try to stick with the general idea of alliteration:
Accidentally hit two letters at once with my super-accurate random-letter-selection system of closing my eyes and hitting the keyboard. So, for “TR”: Tremolo
I made my list from the letter “A.”
Annell, your Thursday stone exactly described me at 5.00 this morning!
Sorry. The letter “A.”
I don’t know what people seem to have against “f” words.
An ess re-post. Thanks for the prompt and the site!
Thanks for the fun prompt. Here’s my Gargantuan limerick.
Here’s my Z poem! I did this also for another prompt but hope it works here too!
Mine is a c-word: Collide.
I started with the letter G and as I’ve been having a musical weekend, this is what resulted: http://almerimarlife.com/forum/topic/1132/geronimo-a-poem-by-iain-douglas-kemp/
Never wondering that the wander always bends my time just so that a glimpse or tilt and turn can show me how dark the daylight can be when sleep-walking through my life…I love stumbling into inspiration despite myself…thanks for the prompt…V is for…
Welcome to the Tent, Edward!
(Click on his name to get to the poem, folks.)
Thanks for the prompt as well as the parenthetical assistance…
LOVED this prompt and process.
Here’s mine: http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/01/13/hope/
this was such a great prompt love alliteration…. this was hard to complete i’ve changed it a thousand times…. finally had to let it go…. thank you for the post regarding feedback and writing it was a good read.. informative and encouraging….