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Prompt #19, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

September 15, 2010
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Begin With Music

How was the “fireflies” song for you? Did a poem just begin the first time you heard a line, or maybe two, or maybe more? Tell us now, which lyric line did you choose. Did you find a different tone outside the song itself, one that your poem moved to instead? Stay within the theme or move outside? Now’s your chance to share. We’re eager to hear what lyric you expanded into a poem.

We hope you remembered to give credits due, Owl City performing “Fireflies” and perhaps included the youtube video link as well.

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!

  1. September 15, 2010 12:46 am

    I’m in lighthearted mood!

    • September 15, 2010 11:36 pm

      Hope my comment got through. Nice poem Pamela. I like the small surprises your words delivered out.

  2. September 15, 2010 4:09 am

    I chose my favorite words instead of a phrase.

  3. September 15, 2010 4:48 am

    the woman who was an old maple tree is only tangentially from the song. But the lyric is correct: everything is not as it seems

  4. September 15, 2010 4:55 am

    Loved the prompt. Thank you. Here is my poem:

    • September 15, 2010 10:22 am

      Such beautiful images, a ‘needle eye for the silk thread of dawn’. Haunting loveliness.

  5. Irene permalink*
    September 15, 2010 5:17 am

    My poem is called (wait for it)


  6. September 15, 2010 5:24 am

    Here’s my offering for this week:

    Dear Earthling


    • September 15, 2010 7:12 pm

      I haven’t even read your poem yet Nicole, and I am already inspired to like it, because of your title — I have always felt like a visitor…

  7. September 15, 2010 6:16 am

    my untitled poem is from the line “when I’m far too tired to fall asleep“. the link to the process has some more music

  8. September 15, 2010 6:17 am

    Ironically I have already written both lyrics and a poem based on Fireflies! Here are the lyrics:

    and here is the poem:

  9. September 15, 2010 6:23 am

    This is from last night’s dream material,


  10. September 15, 2010 6:26 am

    Trying to learn the ropes here. Love this site and opportunity to hobnob with writers. 🙂

  11. September 15, 2010 6:30 am

    Mine turned into: A Valediction, Forbidding Valediction

    • Irene permalink*
      September 17, 2010 6:24 pm

      Is this the Donne thing? 🙂

  12. September 15, 2010 6:43 am

    Nice music, humming right along

    • September 15, 2010 8:11 am

      Marian, I like what you wrote and could please tell me how to leave a message on your blog.

      • September 15, 2010 8:34 am

        I think I have it figured out, Pam. Marian’s site doesn’t seem to like it when I sign simply barbara. It will take me with two names, though. Haven’t tried with just the first name capitalized.

      • September 15, 2010 8:38 am

        Thanks Barb,
        I will give that a try.

    • September 15, 2010 11:12 am

      Enjoyed all the play on ‘life guard’ and ‘rescue’. Great poem but could not seem to log in to leave a comment at site.

      • September 15, 2010 12:05 pm

        Barb’s suggestion works. Two names and no frustration. Have been trying for a while and this is the first time I have succeeded. Thanks Barb.

  13. September 15, 2010 11:08 am

    Great to see new as well long familiar faces here!

    Odd memory perhaps this week (what’s new about that!),
    Ten million fireflies

  14. September 15, 2010 11:46 am

    Bit of an enjoyable challenge. Poem at

    Recent Posts: Nothing Is Ever as It Seems

  15. September 15, 2010 12:47 pm

    here is mine…AUTUMN MIST

  16. September 15, 2010 9:42 pm

    OK, so yes, I got inspired to respond to this prompt — here it is: Believe

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