Saturday, October 6, 2007

Welcome

Welcome to Totally Optional Prompts. We created this site because we miss Poetry Thursday and believe there should be a weekly prompt devoted strictly to poetry. Every Saturday evening (or thereabouts) you will find a new weekly prompt on this site, and by the following Thursday morning there will be a post ready to receive people's responses.

If you'd like to suggest a prompt, feel free to leave a comment either in this post or in the Saturday evening prompt post.

Please remember, prompts are (as Liz and Dana used to say) completely and totally optional. Also please remember, this is a poetry appreciation site, not a critique site. If you'd like to receive critiques, say so in your post. Unsolicited critiques will not gain you a lot of friends (it's just like life that way).

We hope you'll all join in and make Totally Optional Prompts the kind of community we all knew and loved at Poetry Thursday!

15 comments:

sister AE said...

I'll be watching for the prompts. Thank you for starting this up.

Pauline said...

Wonderful news - I have missed Poetry Thursday! Thanks for this site and for inviting me.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Thank you, Mike and Tiel, for giving us a Thursday poetry home!

Lisa Chapman said...

Thanks Mike & Tiel for the invite -I like the prompt being totally optional - see you Thursdays!

Lisa

...deb said...

Yeah, Poetry on Thursday = Totally Optional Prompts. Count me in.

Thanks to you both so much for collaborating to host this and to the PT/TOP community who are sure to respond with gusto.

Beloved Dreamer said...

At last, I am found once more.Thank you both for getting this together.
See you there.......

love-bd

Mad Kane said...

Very cool! I'm not familiar with Poetry Thursday, but this definitely sounds like fun. I'm looking forward to participating!
Mad Kane

Crafty Green Poet said...

Sounds great!

Rax said...

this is a great idea and initiative. thanks for the invite. looking forward to the prompts :)

Ceridwen said...

;)

jillypoet said...

Thanks for the invite! I'll be sure to show up. Such an interesting first prompt!

Alan Bender said...

Thanks for the invite

gkgirl said...

yay!
i think this is a great idea
and can't wait to see what everyone
comes up with...
and thanks for the invite
:)

tumblewords said...

This is exciting as can be! Thanks to you two, Thursday's life has been restored!

Robin said...

Thanks for doing this!