COME ONE, COME ALL / April 22
by Carolee, Deb & Jill
It’s show time! It’s time to post your original poem, written in response to one of Monday’s prompts — which one did you do? — 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.)
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Shouting down the street,
Four so far…
Escape: Stovetop Dream
Pearl of wisdom: Painting the Town
Shouted down the street: The Boy Next Door
Repeating: See You Around
Some good prompts. Didn’t get around to all of them.
What We Pretend
When We Planned
Thanks for the prompts,
A tale of “escapists”… Sneakin’ Up On Breakfast
here’s one — http://another2doors.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/this-is-what-i-would-shout-down-the-street/
(still tweaking a few others, but I need to sleep)
Thanks for all the prompts. Here’s my escape related limerick.
The one about a predicament and lighting candles.
sheep & sleep
To the Fury of Lives
There was no escape in the end.
Grabbed a couple more prompts.
I’ve done all but the candle prompt this week – even, as in this case, twice! http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/that-which-was-lost-is-found/
If you want to see the rest, just scroll down.
Went with the “Candle” theme.
I repeat myself.
More shouting! Here is the protest.
Lighting the flame can be found on
this is a little bit about escape and a little about love
it is also a mirror of a neruda poem
For the escape prompt I used words normally used to denote freedom in the context of being constrained and vice versa. Would like to know if you think it works or not: Freedom in a box .
And this one’s about repeating myself: ad nauseam .
Would love comments on both.
Thanks for the prompt…
What I’d love to say to someone down the street, but I’ll be a lady and keep my mouth shut. Oh, and I don’t talk like this either.
It Was a Giraffe
I had to light a candle.
I hope it’s okay to post two today:
Thanks for all the great prompts.
It’s okay, but you have to wait for us to fish comments with more than one link out of the pending comment file. (Same for Joseph & Barbara this morning, or any folks with more than one link.)
Deb, thanks. You did warn us about that in the fine print, didn’t you? I will abide by the rules in the future. (You would think teachers would be better about following directions).
Don’t abide! Break them! (But be patient while you wait. :-))
Mine was inspired by a subtly, multi-layered photo I took at the National Botanical Gardens
I wrote a villanelle: that made me repeat myself plenty.
But I had also written one that fits either the predicament prompt, or the escape prompt…
Started with the pearl of wisdom/wives tale idea, and sort of turned it inside out. Had fun with this one – thanks!
This is so much a draft that I’m not posting it on my Blog yet, but here goes (it’s the “escape” prompt).
The smell of latex on her fingers
reminds me of sex. She is gentle
drawing blood with small, sharp
instruments in my gums. This is not
where I want to be, so I wander
the City outside, the Spring breeze like
the whine of the machine polishing
my teeth, or an espresso machine.
I read poetry, write in my notebook
watch customers bring coffee to work.
I return with the clink of her instruments
like an alarm & we both smile it is done.
Still working on the mouth poems.
Find out about the jellyfish in your throat here:
Great prompts, all. Mine’s escape.
Thanks for the great prompts!
I guess the prompt is obvious:
Here’s an escape poem of sorts:
Wrote a poem for one the prompts but I want to aged a little more. Meaning I’m still undecided if it done. So I pull out another old poem for this week.
So far (while continuing to contemplate the detailed texture of the bricks stacked immediately before my eyes)…
Repetition in something overheard: http://lovesgoodfood.com/jason/posts/Day_22_2011/
A candle? Not being lit… right now. It’s complicated: http://lovesgoodfood.com/jason/posts/Day_21_2011/
For escape, something I have harmed, and predicaments, just look towards my daily life. sigh.
A poem where you have to repeat yourself. Well, they ARE sestinas! Quite a few predicament, too. (Please click link on my name)
and here’s an old wives’ tale — http://another2doors.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/wild-birds-flew-into-my-living-room/
I actually used the “I’m sorry that” prompt from a few weeks ago…
First time here! :) I wrote about escape:
An Illicit Escape
Welcome to the Tent!
A poem about repeating!
Here’s another–kind of about an old wive’s tale, but not really.
Ooops. Here’s the link
This is a revision of a revision.
The Light a Candle prompt finally gave birth to a story-poem which you will find at the end of my Napo double-dactyls post here: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/double-dactyls-for-napo-day-23/
Escape…or no escape….
Hi! I’m still writing every day, but the work is (ahem) very uneven. :-)
Here’s a cut-up poem: human gesture.
Read you later.
Here is mine! It is for the Candle prompt:
Here’s my contribution for Big Tent: http://strummedwords.blogspot.com/2011/04/loosely.html