COME ONE, COME ALL / January 7
by Carolee, Deb & Jill
It’s show time! It’s time to post your original poem, written in response to Monday’s prompt — a poem with a foot, or feet, in 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!
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Sole Readers – and I got ‘into’ it. Stompin’ joys! Thanks for the great prompt!
Also, I would like to thank Big Tent Poetry for prompts for poems that ended up in my recent poetry album, Starfire, a Creative Commons licensed free download on Jamendo. Of the 11 poems, I think 3 were written for prompts here – so I wanted to say thank you! (‘What Would I Write’; ‘Heiroglyphic’; and ‘Ink Ocean’ which began as a poem written in a drawing).
Hey, the tent extends outwards! You are a super team with a great group. Again, many thanks.
A huge “you’re welcome” back to you. Exciting stuff, Brenda! Can hardly wait to give a listen.
Whenever… Deb, no rush – of course I’d be delighted if you listened – but with your own poetry, Big Tent, work, marriage, hikes and and and … whenever. I did link to Big Tent at Jamendo though, with thanks. Though I don’t participate very often in the prompts, when I do it’s been a wonderful experience.
From a wide choice of ‘foot’ ideas this was mine!
Here is mine:
I write footnotes here…
Here’s mine. Thanks!
Feet Trouble Afoot
Mad Kane! How nice to see you here!
Thanks, Deb. I’m happy to have discovered these prompts via Amanda Moore!
Can’t wait to see what you have Mad!
Thanks for the prompt.
For the first time, I’ll be posting my poem and linking to Big Tent Poetry. Glad to join in.
Welcome to the Tent, Myrna!
Glad to meet you Myrna, but I couldn’t find your poem.
Me, neither. Hope she’ll be back.
Here’s mine: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/one-foot-in-front-of-the-other-for-big-tent/
I had fun!
Mine involves feet on the move. Click on my name above to lock step.
Barefoot live embers
Spotting on the foam
Like oasis of oxygen
Water for the soul
Fire for the mind
Wind to help the rain
On barefoot earth
Magic taste of wonderful
Sounds like an ocean
Of velvet raindrops
Lazying under a purple moon
A smile on the trigger
In effervescent harmonies
On which feet never put
Their running hands
Bare means rare
As the embers still shine
For the eyes of the sword
Welcome to the Tent, gmc.
Great prompt. My poem is here.
Good stuff everyone, here’s my one http://saadiwriting.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/dark-night-of-the-sole/
My poem is Child . This was a fun prompt! This childhood memory immediately came to mind when I read the prompt.
For some reason, I can’t get your poem…
… the link, that is, doesn’t work. Please let me know how I can get to it. Thanks, Jade!
I had the same problem.
Dawn – I was able to get to Blush of Dawn but couldn’t find Child – is it there somewhere and I’m just clueless?
Here’s mine: Old Selene Telling Lies
Meow! Here’s mine! http://1ightverse.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-cat-feet.html
It seemed very hard to write about feet. But here it is!
Um, that should just say “Neighboring,” NOT “Simon Neighboring.” Cut and paste not always the best idea, huh?
Here’s mine; not a great one but it’s something:
Mine is “Virgin Feet at a Hoedown”… hope you enjoy… yee-haw!
I initially felt stumped and then I recalled sitting on a bench savoring an coffee heath yogurt cone and people watching. Since it was a hot and humid day most feet were clad in sandals—exposing their beauty and imperfections to any onlooker. I started there and as poems are wont to do I meandered elsewhere.
make that a coffee heath cone ( the an is inadvertent slip)
look at all of you so quick!!
i don’t have a foot poem yet (but i am determined to write one)! in the meantime, if you want, take a peek at the daily small stones i’ve been writing along with at least a couple hundred others (including some of you!)
they are here:
back later to read!
Here is mine – I’d really love suggestions on this one!
mine’s from a pedal point of view
of course http://wp.me/pdTja-1j9
I’ve been on break and have really enjoyed Big Tent Poetry! Because of you, and my friend Erin who introduced me to your website, I started a blog. I had not idea there was so much fun to be had out there in the cyber world! I’m going back to work on Monday, but plan to still hang out with you while I drink my early morning coffee…so many poets and artists to enjoy! And it feels so good to write!
Nice to have you here, Jeanne!
Not a terribly original title, and not a terribly developed idea… what an auspicious beginning to the new year. :P Footprints
Here’s the text:
When I AM wide awake and cold
And you are soundly sleeping
I wiggle my feet between your legs
Connected and Contented
Here’s the link:
Thank you for the forum and the fun!
Hey, Kim! Welcome to the Tent.
Serendipitously, my “small stone” from yesterday also doubles as a single line ku:
a river of stones- 1.6.11
Ah, visit mine for the photos alone. LOL
Thanks for the prompt!
This was a surprise !! I really did not expect i would be able to write about feet !! But I did :
Hi, all. Hands instead of feet. :)
The foot came late to the game, but the whole thing is rather bodily.
On Viewing Family Photos After Christmas Dinner
I shouldn’t be clogging up these comments with old stuff, but if anyone is interested in a vey old poem on “foot” in the plural that I revised & posted on my Blog in November, this is on-prompt –
After something of a writing hiatus, I am back! I have rediscovered my muse in amongst concentrating on my live readings and recording the next few months podcasts… this weeks is “Andalucia Flood” btw…
This prompt sent me off on a lunatic tangent, ably assisted by a stomach virus & crazy fever… anyway “Foot Long Dog” can be found here: http://almerimarlife.com/forum/topic/1129/foot-long-dog-an-abstract-poem-by-iain-douglas-kemp/
Best to all
You had me in stitches, Iain! I love this one, but couldn’t find a place to comment.
I finally made it back…
Mine is on http://Marianv.blog.co.uk
Short and sweet. Hurrah for feet.
great prompt this week! .. http://pieceofpie.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/flashback-forward/flashback forward
Last but not least?
I actually wrote this before reading the prompt, but it fit too well not to post it:
Silly foot poems.
foot limerick poems
Here’s mine. Great prompt, Carolee – thanks!
sometimes it takes all day
Walk a Mile
I’ve written a number of ‘one foot in front of the other’ poems during the past few months. I didn’t think I had another ‘foot’ poem in me, but I found that I did:
Wow. It’s nice to see you all here. I hope to be back with a poem!
This has FOOTball in it… WTD!!!
finally getting around to …
Feet to Feet