COME ONE, COME ALL / February 4
by Carolee, Deb & Jill
It’s show time! It’s time to post your original poem, written in response to Monday’s Wordle prompt – from the newspaper: a Sunday hardware store advertisement — 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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Sorry folks: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/anti-wordle/
I seem to be on a rhyming silly streak…
mine is here :)
Thanks once again for the inspiration. I’ve written both a limerick and haiku using your prompt: My Chances Of Watching TV Are Remote
Totally off-prompt this week. I am doing NaHaiWriMo this month, and this is my day 3 offering:
Hurrah for wordles! Preparing Dinner with the Unknown Soldier
I wrote the poem Thursday morning and the rest of the post Thursday evening.
It Is My Call
The words stuck like fridge magnets.
we pass through the darkening
Two words on board! http://patteran.typepad.com
Dick, I couldn’t find your wordle poem. If it’s the lovely Swaledale one, then it was definitely worth the reading.
Thanks for the wordle words
Who’s Afraid of Whales???
Here is mine:
tears of the sky fall to the ground
Here’s a little extra one on my ranting blog: http://vivnada.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/too-much-skin/
thinking directly and metaphorically about kitchen gadgetry.
I gave it a try and used all the words.
Is this link broken? I couldn’t get through on it.
She had an extra “M” on the url. Try this: http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2011/02/less-than-logical.html
Used all the words:
This was fun. I love knives, so two poems arrived.
Welcome to the Tent, Margo!
It’s good to be here! I visit every week, but am glad to join the circus.
Here’s a shadorma for the day: Red Alert.
We’ve been hammered with snow with more on the way.
Here is my offering for this week:
To Bless These Tired Throats
Here’s what I wrote – used most of the words!
…except that I wrote the wrong link in there! (That’s what I get for trying to do this via my phone from the car while the baby was napping…)
Here’s the right link:
is it friday? already? i’m glad you all are paying attention!
Thanks for all your support! I’m so glad I joined the circus and look forward to Fridays! Here’s mine, along with my blog appearance update. Can you tell I’m ready for spring?
Laurie, I really enjoyed your poem, but for whatever reason, your site wouldn’t allow me to leave a comment. Loved the details, imagery, and the repetition.
Thank you, Elizabeth!
I wrote a continuation for those wanting more.
Wow. This is SOOO not cheery!
The Day of the W – and also, it’s my birthday! ☼
Here is mine, inspired by the thundersnow here in the Midwest.
squirrel in the frozen garden
After a long dry spell, I’m back. Here is my prompt poem:
Here’s mine. It’s a few years old but written in response to an actual news story. Just couldn’t resist. Life Plus 5!
Happy Birthday, R.J.
Why do I keep forgetting to post again over here?
The poem is at http://Marianv.blog.co.uk
Totally off-prompt this week, sorry.
Why was this so difficult? :) Thanks!
All the words are here. Fun prompt.
Ooops I thought it would post the site.
Hi, all. Used eight out of twelve words. I love Wordles. :)
Hello! I used eleven of the twelve words! :)
And congrats on creating your blog, too! :-)
Thank you! :)
I adore wordles. Thanks! :)
Here’s my attempt, using all the words. It is always fun to see the odd places wordles take the mind.
Don’t seem to be able to get this to be a live link but give it a try anyway with copy and paste.
The Kitchen and the Lake
My poem is here
Welcome to the Tent, Kate!
How To Set the Blade of a Mitering Box to Marry Intersections is a wee bit of a poem.
Here’s mine http://photographic-perception.blogspot.com/2011/02/wordle.html
Welcome to the circus, Karen!
so sorry to miss most of the party this week, kids! AND then i have the nerve to write off-prompt. i will understand if you decide to drop me from the trapeze. :)
You silly. We* are serious when we* say “you don’t have to write to prompt.”
*We is you, too.
The idea of turning a hardware advert into a poem really begged for a word from Nelle
Nelle’s Wordle Aubade
This week I completed a poem I started some time ago. It took longer than usual to write because I had a hard time setting the scene and the narrative to suit the emotions the poem demanded, but nevertheless here it is.
In a Pool of Starlight
This prompt made me think and think and think. Finally I said, “To heck with it! I’m just gonna write. And I did. And I liked it!”
Please come see!
First time trying this. The first poem is the Monday’s Wordle prompt.
Welcome to the Big Tent, Cathy. Hope you come back for this weekend’s reads.