Thursday, October 11, 2007

Request For Poems

It's time to put up or … read what the other poets have put up. In comments to this posting leave a link to your poem inspired by the 'Akahito' prompt, or any other poem, or any other way to get there, and one way to get there is to use the Linky widget included with this posting.

Saturday night, right after 'Hockey Night in Canada' (go Oilers), I'll put up the next Totally Optional Prompt. And, thanks for your support.


43 comments:

Mike Mc said...

I've promised myself that if I ever meet The Woman with a Broken Down SUV at the Paria River again I'll at least get her name.

This Girl Remembers said...

What a lovely first prompt this was - thank you to you both for giving us a new Thursday poetry community to be part of. :)

My contribution is posted here

I'm looking forward to seeing where this prompt has taken the rest of you!

Mad Kane said...

Thanks for the inspiration! My salty limerick is here.

Jo said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration. I enjoyed this!

Rethabile said...

I began with The pantry because salty insiration wasn't forthcoming; then it came, and gave me The grotto of Chehrabad.

paisley said...

thanks for this... i look forward to being here...

paisley said...

tiel your link comes right back here... i have already read what "i bet" is your entry,, and it is so damn good... you need to link it over here......

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

"Salt girls" made me think of Lot's Wife

Pauline said...

Hope the poor girl gets to change clothes soon. She is still working here

sister AE said...

I love the salt girl poem. I thought about it all day yesterday. It made me first want to write something with a metaphor or simile, but somehow I ended up with something based on the sense of touch instead.

Alan Bender said...

Something about the seashore that precipitates thoughts compressed scales of interaction.

Thanks to a friend whose email and the prompt inspired my hypothetical.

Jessica said...

Congratulations on the new site -- and thank you for telling me about it. I loved the prompt and I have feeling we'll all be spinning in different directions.

Here's where I went: http://9to5poet.blogspot.com/2007/10/pass-salt-please.html

Jessica said...

Aack - mine didn't show up as a link. Try this

Sorry for the double comment. :)

...deb said...

I'm excited to be here. The prompt this week is such a beautiful poem.

Here's my response to it, Taken In.

Happy TOP doe Poetry on Thursday.

Lisa Chapman said...

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry I didn't get time to write this week so I'm posting my last one, hopefully no one has read it yet. New one next week, promise. L

http://word-for-ward.blogspot.com/2007/09/temporary-insanity-breathe-in-breathe.html

wendy said...

What a wonderful first prompt!

glad to be here and to see some firmiliar friendly faces..

here's mine

http://quietaboutalotofthings.blogspot.com/2007/10/falling-in-love-again.html

Thanks for this effort. It feels like a christening.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

What an interesting prompt. Thank you. It inpsired: A Marriage

I bet everyone went somewhere different.

tumblewords said...

What fun this is! I'm a little spaced today, so this post might be an older poem.

Paradox

gautami tripathy said...

I did not post that prompt but will do so next thursday. But posting a poem nevertheless!

Robin said...

Thanks for doing this!

sbpoet said...

Thank you so much for taking this on!

I'm assuming we needn't repost our links in comments?

Colorful Prose said...

This prompt really spoke to me, and I did a very sensual take on it:
http://colorful-prose.com/intertwined

And did I mention how excited I am that someone took up the torch for PT?

LJCohen said...

Thanks for the invite! Happy to have a regular Thursday hangout. I added mine to the link thingy, but here it is again.

Lisa Chapman said...

My post didn't show up on the website, so here's another try at it...

Hi everyone!

I'm sorry I didn't get time to write this week so I'm posting my last one, hopefully no one has read it yet. New one next week, promise. L

http://word-for-ward.blogspot.com/2007/09/temporary-insanity-breathe-in-breathe.html

This Girl Remembers said...

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to come back by and say that after managing to read about half of the poems linked so far, I am absolutely astounded by the quality and variety of response to this prompt - what an accomplished collection of poets have already arrived! One poem after another has taken my breath away. Lovely work, all of you, and especially to Mike & Tiel for creating this community!

jillypoet said...

I am very happy to have a prompt to think about during the week and an impetus to get something written by Thursday.

My poem is Lean in close, let me tell you a tale

Comments/critique welcome!

K.M.Ryan said...

My post doesn't have anything to do with the prompt. i don't think i understood it or something.
anyway i wrote a poem that i thought was worth sharing.
I call it
Call Me Crazy, But...

daisies said...

thanks for this poetry space :)

i call mine stages

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for everyone who has already commented on my poem! I wasnit in town at the time to leave my permalink in the comments here so here it is:
http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com/2007/10/salt-girl.html

Holly Mac said...

I am only halfway through reading everyone's stuff and I am so impressed. I love that this prompt has so many facets. Can't wait for the next one!

My poem is "Salt." (Ironically enough)

http://hollyannam.blogspot.com/2007/10/salt.html

pepektheassassin said...

Okaaaaaaay. But since I don't know what the prompt was, since I just found this (thanks wendy and tiel!), I will wait for next Saturday...with my beating heart in my hand....

pepektheassassin said...

Salt! It was SALT, right?

Andy Sewina aka Danny Wise said...

Hi, just found out about your TOP site. Great idea! I'm looking forward to next thursday and hope I can figure out how to use the permalink whatsit? by then!

Clare said...

Hi everyone! This is a really nice site! I left my permalink in the Linky widget, but here it is again:


poem

Beloved Dreamer said...

I am so sorry to have missed the first prompt. I did not know that you meant and therefore did not understand any of it.
Also I can not find your site and create a link. If you could email me the link, I will be able to use your button..By the number of poems posted, I seem to the only one that did not know what direction to take. I know how to make a link and did so for PT. I must be doing something wrong because when I hit your button, I receive an error (server not found) Could please help me to find next Thursday's prompt and how to link to your site. I am afraid I am a Blogger dummy( this is way I stay on Blogspot.com.

Hope you can lead the way-love-Melanie-bd

tom said...

Yes, sorry, I know this is a bit late. Turns out all I had to do to get wifi access was go to the hotel lobby. Would have been nice to know that earlier, rather than about 24 hours before leaving. Anyway:
Salt, Girl

Scotty said...

G'day, everyone, and greeting from Australia.

Here's my first attempt...

Rob Kistner said...

Here's mine.

Soulfruit

Cynthia said...

Thank you. Thank you. Oh, God, thanks for doing this. I missed so having an online poetry posse.
Cynthia

odessa said...

thank you, thank you, for starting this site. i look forward to this new group! :)

odessa said...

ah, so sorry for the double post but i forgot to put my link. here it is:
the reading

Christy said...

I really enjoyed this challenge. A great prompt, I found it inspiring.

pepektheassassin said...

OK. Well, I couldn't get the italics to go off for the last part. Oh well, so what???