April 8, 2011
By Big Tent Poetry

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.)

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.

Some hints

Hint: We’ve set Big Tent Poetry to Central Time.

Hint: An easy way to check on new post comments is via a RSS reader, if you use one. Here’s the address you would add to your reader:

Hint: If you are new to our site, or put more than one link in your comment, your comment(s) will be held for moderation for your first few posts. We’re checking the filters often, so don’t despair! That said, if it takes more than a half a day to see it come live on the site, do email us at info (at) (But be patient, okay?)

Circus etiquette

We figure you know how to play in the poetry community, but here are the basics:

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.

Although we love seeing our badge in the sidebar of your blog, we would appreciate it if you would also link back to the site in each of your poem posts. Linking within your post helps people travel back and forth from your site to the Big Tent Poetry site, and it helps perpetuate Big Tent Poetry “findability” in Google searches — and that helps us all.


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68 Responses to “ COME ONE, COME ALL / April 8 ”

  1. Joseph Harker on April 9, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Fulfilling the last of the prompts… Concerning a Map of Same-Sex Marriage in the USA

  2. glh on April 10, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Oops – think I posted in the wrong place…

    My poem began with a broken window but forgot that image by the end of the re-drafting process! Nevertheless, here is ‘Feeling under the weather’

    Thank you! :)

  3. RJ Clarken on April 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Two-fer! Broken windows AND something which no longer exists (as least, as one would recognize it.)


  4. Kristen McHenry on April 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I got a weird “comment” on my blog–in Russian–on a post I wrote over a year ago. When I ran it through Google translator, I realized it was a found poem. :)

  5. Sam on April 13, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Here’s something I just wrote… It’s a little sad. :(

    In the Starless Night

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