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Prompt #57, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

June 8, 2011

Sometimes something surprising!

We Write Poems:  
This week we take our inspiration from the first stanza of a Mary Oliver poem, “Sometimes”. (Read that stanza in the initial poem prompt.) Did you find some mysteries to plummet? Strange unusual faces looking out at you? Did their voices come to your ears? Something fanciful we suggested, something unexpected, a surprise to see, then arrive upon your page. Please please, time now to let the rest of us take a peek into imagination’s den. Share your poems with us now!

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.

  1. June 8, 2011 12:22 am

    I’ve written another acrostic limerick … and it always surprises me when I manage to write one. 🙂

  2. June 8, 2011 12:47 am

    Here’s mine – showing a complete lack of imagination!

  3. Irene permalink*
    June 8, 2011 1:01 am

    Mine is d-a-r-k!

    sometimes something surprising

  4. June 8, 2011 2:02 am

    It just came about all by itself:

  5. June 8, 2011 2:11 am

    Ephemerally present at Scrambled, Not Fried

  6. June 8, 2011 5:57 am

    What a surprise,


  7. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    June 8, 2011 6:48 am

    Here’s one:

  8. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    June 8, 2011 6:52 am

    And here are three more:

    As you can tell, this prompt has been fruitful for me. Thank you!

  9. June 8, 2011 7:22 am

    A serpentdragonmanbird rose up from the mist. Thanks for the prompt!

    • Irene permalink*
      June 8, 2011 6:02 pm

      The dragon with the serpentine tail. Nicely done Brenda. Hope you start a wordpress blog soon, because, sulk, blogger is unresponsive.

      • June 8, 2011 10:46 pm

        Blogger was unkind to me, too – it took me 4 goes to get my comment to stick!

      • June 9, 2011 6:06 am

        Thanks Irene…and Viv. I do have a wordpress where I’m gathering stones, but I hate to move the Bozone. Maybe it’s time to retire it, and start something new. I’ll be considering titles, or moving the Bozone-decisions, decisions….

    • June 9, 2011 10:25 pm

      Well that’s new. Blogspot wouldn’t even respond to clicking the link to leave a comment. Poo. But now the better part…

      Wonderful engaging (and briefly frustrating) poem Brenda. Frustrating only because I had in mind the precise image to go with it but could remember neither artist nor painting’s name! Luck however remembered “where”, thus eventually tracked it down. Had the good fortune to see it in person once upon a long time ago.

      William Blake, pen & ink and watercolor (rather a famous image),
      “The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun”.

      And I’m much fond of poems written in cars, and most definitely yours!
      So very vivid! Thanks.

  10. June 8, 2011 7:56 am

    This is a new one I buried in an old post. I hope you like it.

  11. June 8, 2011 11:47 am

    Not exactly to prompt, but it has been a preoccupied while since I’ve had opportunity to write, so this will need do this day.

    the boy who only spoke poems

  12. June 8, 2011 1:08 pm

    This prompt spoke to me, one might even say it grabbed me.

  13. June 8, 2011 1:59 pm

    This is my first time participating in this challenge.
    Click here to read what I was prompted to write
    I look forward to reading some wonderful poetry and being prompted to write more.


    • Irene permalink*
      June 8, 2011 5:09 pm

      Welcome on board Christy.

      I like your windy take on the prompt which took you on the brick road! (It’s impossible to comment on blogger, sulk.)

    • June 9, 2011 11:48 pm

      Thanks for the poem and welcome to We Write Poems. (Couldn’t get through the Blogger to leave comment on your blog.) ~neil

  14. June 8, 2011 2:30 pm

    I don’t know what the rules are here, if there is a one poem limit or not, if so forgive me.

    This prompt inspire more poetry


    • June 8, 2011 11:23 pm

      I’ve given up trying to comment on blogspot, it takes more time and patience than I have! The more poems to read, , the happier I am. I really enjoyed both your poems, and look forward to reading more.

  15. June 8, 2011 6:23 pm

    Surprising what a wart can tell you about person!

  16. June 8, 2011 7:56 pm

    A bit late, with an iffy connection, Mine is sort of about being on vacation
    Bed & Breakfast

  17. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    June 9, 2011 6:06 am

    I’m still having fun with this prompt:

  18. June 9, 2011 10:39 am

    My poem has been waiting on my blog

    Ran into computer trouble yesterday, hope you all can find it now. Marianv

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