Saturday, August 29, 2009

Totally Optional Prompt: Homework

Sadly, this is my last prompt. Tiel will be back on Wednesday evening and will have one more month of prompts for us before we close the site.

I've enjoyed my time as prompt thinker-upper, probably because as a teacher I love giving homework!

So, that's my last prompt for you: Write about homework.

Thanks to everyone who's been participating. I always looked forward to getting home from school on Thursdays and reading all the poems. I'll miss that but I'll see you around on other sites, I'm sure.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Request for Poems: Laundry

It's time to hang your poems on the line so leave a link in the comments to anything you've written.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Totally Optional Prompt: Laundry

When I sat down to write this post, I had no idea what the prompt would be and decided just to go with the first thing that popped into my head: laundry. That's probably because I just folded a dark load and have the lights washing right now.

So, what do you have to say about laundry? Do you do your own or does someone do it for you? Do you hang it outside or use a dryer? Do you use fabric softener and bleach?

And what about your dirty laundry? You know those deep, dark secrets. Do you air them or keep them hidden away?

Please join us on Wednesday evening or sometime thereafter to share your poetry.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Request for Poems: From Here to There

Here's the chance to show us what you wrote this week. Just leave a link to your poem in the comments, there!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Totally Optional Prompt: From Here to There

This week try writing a poem that begins with a strong word and ends with that word's opposite.

For example, if the first word of your poem is "beautiful" then the last word should be "ugly."

Hope to see you starting Wednesday evening about 7 EDT with any poem you'd like to share.

Happy writing!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Request for Poems: Death and Shoes

Here it is another Wednesday evening and it's time to share what you've written this week. Personally, I haven't written a thing as my muse has gone on vacation, I guess! But, tomorrow, I'm going to settle down, ride my bike to the beach, and, hopefully, the words will start to flow.

Just leave a link in the comments. Thanks.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Totally Optional Prompt: Death and Shoes

That's right: Death and Shoes!

Talk about death by writing about a pair of shoes.

Kind of morbid, I know, but I've actually used this prompt with my poetry-writing kids and the results have been great. One girl wrote about a pair of ballet slippers but it was really about her little cousin's death from cancer. And another boy used his grandfather's old boots to write a moving memorial about him and all the hunting trips they took together.

Sometimes, when we focus on the little things, we are better able to deal with the big emotions.

We'll be back on Wednesday evening about 7 EDT and we hope you will be, too, to share whatever you've written this week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Request for Poems: Color

Show us your true colors!

Or anything else!

Just leave a link in the comments.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Totally Optional Prompt: Color

What color are you? Not your favorite color but write about what color represents your personality.

Are you as spicy as red spaghetti sauce?
As steady as green pine needles?
As lively as a tangerine?
As boring as chalk?

Tell us about yourself using unique color words.

Or not. It is totally optional, you know!

The request for poems will be up Wednesday evening at 7 EDT.