COME ONE, COME ALL / January 28
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 change your point of view? — 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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This was a fun prompt! I ended up writing from the point of view of a pet photographer. So here’s my Dogged Photographer limerick. Thanks!
That was really cute!
Clever and witty!
This was a fun prompt. I’ve been on this short poem kick lately. This one is only 2 lines.
Such an intriguing prompt -it was irresistible. I found a great photo in the flickr site that was recommended. The poem was fun to write as ‘the photographer – I chose to be more like ‘a director’ describing the poetry of the scene to the actors so they could become it for the shot they were already in. ::grins:: And made a simple recording of the poem, too. The Photographer of White Clay.
I apologize for my ‘commenting’ style – began blogging in 2004 and in different writing communities spent 2-3 hours every day commenting before or after work (a background as an editor & graduate degree in Eng Lit helped) until I got burned out. So I’ve come by circuitous route to the ‘reciprocal’ model. For Big Tent poetry prompts, yes, I will always comment in return on your post. It’s made my on-line writing life easier, doing it this way. I do subscribe to many of those who’ve been by and do read most posts though, really, I don’t comment unless it’s a communal gathering, the way it is around one of the Big Tent Poetry Prompts.
Now can I feel less guilty? :)
Now I want to delete the comment on the comments & can’t. Ha. Serves me right.
No worries about your comment. (But if anyone needs to have comments deleted you can always email us. :-) Doesn’t take it out of the stream. But … )
An interesting idea and it will be good t see other peoples’ takes on it.
An attempt that probably could have gone better… Tsubaki (The Geisha’s Tale)
I wa brooding mine right up until yesterday, then wham! http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/conrontation/
Wow! You set yourself quite the challenge and really pulled it off!
Oh, V! I love you, and I love this–well-done! You are great.
I love these photos, and don’t think I did justice to them, but it was fun
Building Bombers, Mother
Here is my offering
A interesting prompt.
Here is what I think the photographer
might have been thinking …
It rather took off on its own this week.
The Personhood of Great Apes
Here is mine…a bit macabre this week, in the form of a rant.
I will read tomorrow.
On prompt this week! Although my portrait is decidedly two-faced. http://patteran.typepad.com
Here are mine~several small ones!
Mine is called Out of Frame
Memories from a long time ago
This is a heartrending story, beautifully told. Sorry, the system wouldn’t let me comment on your blog.
wrote it from a random photo from the point of view of the photographed person:
The whole idea for this poem was generated from a family photo, taken a long time ago, by an aunt of mine. I couldn’t use it for the post, though. I chose to tell a family tale, as I’ve had it in mind for some time now, maybe the photographer wouldn’t tell it exactly this way. Hope you enjoy it. Happy Friday everyone. =*
Portrait of the poetess as a young woman
The omniscient photographer gets the photo. My poem is called wedding day.
I had a lot of fun with this prompt!
not sure if my comment showed up on your blog…or maybe it will later? Your poem flowed so beautifully and I loved the way you captured the thoughts of the older one looked over the younger one! So precious!
I mean “older one looking over…”
Thanks for the prompt, brought back wonderful memories,
I enjoyed this week’s prompt. Thanks so much coming up with such creative and unique ideas each week. Hope you have a great weekend!
**One of the many things I love about Big Circus Poetry is that everyone’s so supportive. I appreciate the time you take to visit my blog, read my poetry and comment. And I really enjoy visiting your blogs as well! I can’t tell you how much you all mean to me!**
This was a totally fun prompt! Thanks so much.
It was a real ‘day at the beach’ …
I took a mighty swing, but I’ll leave it to you to determine if it was any good or not. Interesting idea, this prompt….
‘School Pictures’ http://radio-nowhere.org/nb/?p=645
Portrait of a Young Lady
Great prompt idea!
Glad you guys likes the prompt. I’ll be back to read you soon. And hopefully have a poem of my own!
I am so sorry, but I was not able to respond to this prompt. It is my desire to respond authentically to the responses, and this prompt seemed to be too contrived. I just couldn’t do it.
No worries. Write to what inspires you. And you are still enthusiastically invited to leave a link to a new poem, no matter the inspiration. <3
I wrote this at 2 in the morning, when I couldn’t sleep anyway. Maybe that should always be my writing time. :) Smile for the Camera .
I really love this prompt!!
I’m going to try it again, try to get more into a photographer’s head — I didn’t quite folow directions this time.
oh, yeah. that — http://another2doors.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/flight/
Loved the way this poem moves! For some reason I couldn’t see the picture.
So beautiful – both the poem and the photo.
This was a challenge – thanks!
I didn’t have a lot of time for this one, but it was fun.
I used a provided photograph for this poem. It made me think of several things at once.
Missed writing and reading with you all the last couple of Fridays — semester start up and small stones project have kept me busy. Happy to be back under the big top! This one’s not really to prompt, but here ’tis:
Welcome to the weekend!
And here is my offering. Enjoy!
I’ve just realised the poem I wrote HERE for Magpie Tales this week was all about ‘a change of view’, as I saw the picture in a different way from other people – It it cheating to add it here for Poetry Tent as well?
Not at all. It’s a wonderful poem, so the more views, the merrier!
Mine was inspired by Dorothea Lange’ Migrant Mother.
My prompt came from a school photo taken of a student.
I used a photograph of my father’s maternal grandparents. Fun prompt.
This is one of those pieces where the first line pops into your head and the rest of the poem just flows. Rather whimsical, though. :)
“The Doom of the Stinky One”
I’m also continuing to work on poem I posted last week:
“In a Pool of Starlight”
I added a few more stanzas this week; it’s really been surprisingly difficult to convey the images and feelings in the particular style I’m trying to use…
How far behind am I? Anyway, here are 2 for 1: my food poem from last week and a commentary on a picture…. Please click on my name, both poems are here!
Here I am, late again, but I found a great image to work with for this week’s poem. I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s submissions this weekend!
A little bit of twist on the assignment:
Finally. A drafty draft: Sleep Swimming.
This is really lovely, Deb. Great photo!
After looking through so many photos, I ended up making a little spin-off page from this week’s prompt with a poem written for these photos (along with some friendship quotes). My poem is called “Old Friends” Well…it is a “spin off” so it doesn’t exactly follow the prompt!
An interesting prompt – I wrote to a photo I found at live journal’s 100 snapshots exercise (something I’ve taken part in myself; I think we might be up around our 5th or 6th set of 100 snapshots!)
The Road to Take
My photograph poem :