Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Request for Poems: Exercise

Jumping jacks
none of the above

Tell us all about your exercising. Just leave a link in Mr. Linky to anything you'd like to share.

Tiel will be back Saturday night with a new prompt.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Totally Optional Prompt: Exercise

Two prompts this week as we head into the last few days of NaPoWriMo:

  1. We need help! Please consider contributing a line to the collaborative sestina on Poem: a Virtual Poetry Group. We're about half way through and need some fresh ideas! Thanks. (Each new stanza repeats the last words from the previous stanza in the following pattern: 6 1 5 2 4 3)

  2. Let's write about exercise this week. Love it? Hate it? Avoid it? Do it grudgingly? And there's exercises in school and it can also be used as a verb like to exercise caution, etc.

So, get your muscles moving those pens around or punching those computer keys and exercise your brains!

Mr. Linky will be up at 7 pm EDT on Wednesday evening. Please come back and share anything you'd like.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Request for Poems: Quotations

Did you find a way to incorporate a quote into your writing this week?

Mr. Linky is just sitting there waiting for your link to any poem you'd like to share.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Totally Optional Prompt: Quote

This week write a poem that is inspired by a quotation. The quote could be from a newpaper or magazine article or it could just be a quote that you like about life or anything.

Come back on Wednesday evening around 7 pm EDT to leave a link in the Mr. Linky thingie to any poem you'd like to share.

Happy writing!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Request for Poems: Photo Poems

I know one thing: I have too many pictures! This was harder than I thought it would be.

How did you do?

We'd love to see what you wrote this week so just leave a link in the Mr. Linky.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Prompt: Photo Poem

This week, find an interesting photograph that has meaning for you and write a poem inspired by it.

That's it!

Short and sweet!

Please come back on Wednesday evening to post a link to your photo and poem. Any poem is welcomed!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Request for Poems: A Letter

Did you adopt a letter this week? I tried several: F, J, and V and I think I like the V one best.

Please leave a link to your letter poem or any other poem you'd like to share.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Totally Optional Prompt: Meditation on a Letter

I love letters.

They turn into words.

And words string together into poems.

Choose one letter this week and examine it, smell it, listen to it, hold it in the palm of your brain and feel it. Then write a poem about it.

There is a prose poem called "Meditation on the Letter L" that I share with my students. I can't, for the life of me, remember the author nor can I find it on the internet. I'll check it out when I go to school on Monday and, hopefully, add a link then.

In the mean time, what letter grabs your fancy?

Mr. Linky will be back on Wednesday evening around 7 pm EDT for you to leave your links to poems about a letter or anything else.

P.S. That poem is called "Meditation in L" and is by Diane Comer. I still can't find a copy of it but here are a few lines:

"L is for letter. Not the first nor the last letter, but first to come to mind, first at hand, and when signed to the deaf it is itself, L, elle, she."

"The L can be lightweight and fickle, mere filigree, and yet many large and impossible words begin with L--life, love, law, liberty, loyalty, loneliness, longing."

"...of course, L is feminine, for all the masculine appearance of the capital L, all erection and purpose, the cursive L tells the truth. Listen, the loops and flourish seem to say, listen, lean a little closer. The words begin to lick the lobes of our ear, and language, the great seducer, begins to lull us."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Request for Poems: Solitaire

Happy (Inter)National Poetry Month everyone! I hate the idea that it's just for Americans. The blogging world has united poets from all corners of the world and this month should celebrate all of us!

This was an appropriate prompt to usher in this special month because writing poetry is usually such a solitary activity. There are some exceptions; collaborative poetry is one of the goals of Read Write Poem. And if anyone is interested in joining in on writing a sestina, check out the one that is being done at Poem: A Virtual Poetry Group. But, mostly, we write in solitude.

So, what did you have to say about solitaire or anything else, for that matter, this week? Please leave a link in Mr. Linky.