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Prompt #47, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

March 30, 2011

Musty Minutes

So does “Musty Minutes” conjure time spent in an attic? Or some scent of memory? Where does the two word phrase take you? Now’s time to say and share with us your result. Dust off your thoughts in a poem!

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!


Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

Our apology and thanks to you all for your patience and participation here this week. We lost the internet connection for a while so were late getting this response to prompt posted for you. (And big thanks to Irene for stepping in, getting the job done for us all.) ~neil

  1. March 30, 2011 4:33 am

    Here’s what I came up with this week:
    Thanks for the prompt!

  2. March 30, 2011 4:38 am

    I like the sound of the words, and allowed a bit of free association (and the weather) to lead me to a poem about spring (almost).



  3. March 30, 2011 4:47 am

    Serendipity is a lovely thing. Here is my poem:

  4. Irene permalink*
    March 30, 2011 4:53 am

    I did spend some “musty minutes” clearing …paper! Serendipity indeed.

    On a paperless trail

  5. March 30, 2011 5:17 am

    I was surprised that I came up with something for this prompt. I spent some time looking at those two words before the pen began to move. LOL

  6. March 30, 2011 5:30 am

    Those “musty minutes” took me wa-a-ay back to the 1930’s!

    Marian Veverka

    • March 30, 2011 11:40 am

      Marion, I tried very hard to leave a comment on your blog, but gave up after 20 minutes’ struggle with the cranky log-in system. I found your poem very moving, and a well-told story. Thank you.

  7. March 30, 2011 6:24 am

    A curious prompt! It resulted in this: Maidenhair

  8. March 30, 2011 6:34 am

    This one came fast and immediate


  9. March 30, 2011 6:51 am

    This was a fun persona poem to write:

  10. March 30, 2011 7:48 am

    Till half an hour back I was still struggling with any thing to come up for the prompt ! and now i have this :

  11. March 30, 2011 9:49 am

    * * * * * * * * * *
    Our apologies for the delay in getting this “response to prompt” posted today. We lost our internet connection for some while and only now is it restored. Thanks to all for your patience and participation! ~Neil

  12. March 30, 2011 10:44 am

    A sonnet of musty minutes.

  13. March 30, 2011 10:54 am

    My musty muse didn’t respond to “musty minutes.” But I did write a Limerick Ode to National Poetry Month in a post that provides some info about celebratory contests and participating prompt sites.

  14. March 30, 2011 11:14 am

    I’d missed the prompt, but have today written a poem that might fill it obliquely, though the minutes are rather more dusty than musty. Forgive me.

  15. March 30, 2011 1:28 pm

    “musty” is such a stuffy, fusty, moldy old word
    U-Turn in Pastel Leathers

  16. March 30, 2011 2:04 pm

    I wrote one called “the heiress”

  17. March 30, 2011 8:07 pm

    Here’s mine, it may be unclear but it’s all about how pasts revisits us now and then and I do believe it’s proof the world is spinning.

  18. March 31, 2011 2:47 pm

    poetry is never late…..musty minutes in THE ATTIC

  19. writersisland permalink
    April 4, 2011 5:33 am

    Just a note to let you know that, while we are not posting daily NAPOWRIMO 2011 prompts at Writer’s Island, we are opening a “Free Write” prompt each day of April, and invite you to post any poem you wish that you’ve written that day…

    • Irene permalink*
      April 4, 2011 6:17 am

      Oh yes! I’ll do that. Thank you Rob. We Write Poems will carry on its business-as-usual weekly prompt.


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