Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Request for Poems: Election

Sound off, TOPers! What are your thoughts on elections?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Totally Optional Prompt: Election

For those of us in the US, there's just a week and a half left until election day. If you live in a state with early voting or vote-by-mail, you may have voted already.

This is a good time to reflect on elections in general and this election in particular. You don't have to say whom you're going to vote for (or have already voted for), but feel free to. Or you could reflect on the importance of elections. Or the lack of importance, if you happen to feel that voting doesn't make a difference. Discuss the process. Comment on particular races.

Or write about something else entirely: it's
Totally Optional

Remember that most people will leave their links on the Wednesday evening/Thursday morning post (the one with the Linky): if you leave your link here people may not see it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Request for Poems: Justice/Injustice

Stories of justice unexpected, justice deferred, justice that should have happened and didn't... What'd we come up with, TOPers?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Totally Optional Prompt: Justice/Injustice

Write about an act of justice or an act of injustice. It could be something you imagined, something you saw, something you read or heard about. Come back Wednesday evening or Thursday morning and leave us a link (if you leave your link on this post, people may not see it).

Or write about something else entirely. Remember, it's

Totally Optional


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Request for Poems: Internal Rhymes

What do you say, TOPers: did we get some rhymes inside our lines this week?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Totally Optional Prompt: Internal Rhymes

TOPers, sorry for the late prompt: my plans for this weekend didn't go as planned.

For this week's

Totally Optional

prompt, let's try to use internal rhymes. Try rhyming a word in the middle of a line with the word at the end of the line. Or try rhyming the word at the end of a line with a word in the middle of the next line.

Examples of forms that use internal rhyming are are climbing rhyme and than-bauk.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Request for Poems: Discoveries

TOPers, let's hear your views of history this week!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Totally Optional Prompt: Discoveries

This week's

Totally Optional

prompt is discoveries. Discoveries of what? Places, perhaps-- although one often finds, when one gets there, that others have been there before. Ideas-- though some claim that the same is true of ideas.

What discoveries in history do you think have been important?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Request for Poems: Revisitation

Where'd we go back to, TOPers?