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Prompt #58, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

June 15, 2011

A reminder about posting and reading prompt poems

We Write Poems posts prompts weekly on Thursdays.  We gather again the following Wednesday to post our poem responses to the prompt.  That’s about as simple as our “schedule” is, however, two reminders we’d like to suggest for all of us.

First, to poem “posters”, there is really no deadline about how soon you post your poem response.  Responding within the first two days, Wednesdays and Thursdays is fairly common and usual.  Nothing wrong about responding later than that, however be aware that most people stop checking for responses after the first couple days, so likely your poem will go unnoticed if you do.  (No rule, but that’s the probable practical consequence.)

Second, to poem “readers”, please do remember that some people do respond more later than early, and if you don’t check back for new responses after the full second day (at the least) you may be missing out on some people and their poems that way.  And sometimes there are genuine poem gems being offered up for us late on the second day, Thursday or even Fridays occasionally!  So please do remember to come back, maybe even on Fridays after the new prompt to look for late arrivals.

Alternately, when you post your poem response comment, remember to click the “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” check-box.

      Prompt #58

double double toil and trouble,

poem soup, a cocktail of words

We Write Poems:  
This week Richard suggested a poem cooked up from a mix of sources and inspired words. Read the initial WWP prompt or Richard’s original posting for more details. So did you grab a big spoon, your best black hat, simmer some and produce a poem to share with us today? Shaken or stirred, we don’t care! Time now to give us a taste!

Thanks again to Richard Walker for this prompt!

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 15, 2011 12:55 am

    As says the Scarecrow, “If only I had a brain”, or in this case, memory! If you happened to notice there were (briefly) two versions of this post (because I forgot I’d already done the post and set it to auto-post). So I’ve deleted the second version and modified this original post text. My apology if this created any wayward wonder for you.

    From this point forward, all is restored to normal (whatever that might happen to be!).

  2. Irene permalink*
    June 15, 2011 3:06 am

    Well, my brain is comatose. Too much sun.

    don’t start that again

  3. June 15, 2011 3:21 am

    I didn’t intend to write more pikus, honest!

  4. June 15, 2011 5:28 am

    It’s early and that means I’m slow.


  5. June 15, 2011 5:42 am

    And my topic seems to come from left field:

  6. June 15, 2011 6:27 am

    This week, my thoughts went Homeward.


  7. June 15, 2011 7:02 am

    I played some more with Diane Lockward’s infinitive phrases
    to divine the fountain of youth, sorta

  8. June 15, 2011 7:34 am

    I wrote a poem for my friends, Mother.

  9. June 15, 2011 7:54 am

    I wrote and poste a few days ago, so some of you may have alread read this piece. It’s a prose poem, I’m interested in thoughts. Critique is welcome on this one. Thanks.
    The Resurrection of Eve

  10. June 15, 2011 8:27 am

    My double bad! Not to prompt, but a poem that has been gathering itself for over two weeks (although it is a single concept/word poem with lots of legs, a big octopus sort of thing). But in the spirit of participation (and it’s all I got… ), here is…


  11. June 15, 2011 8:36 am

    Thanks again for using my prompt idea. I’m so eager to see what you all have written. I’ve written four of them myself over the past week. Two are already posted, including the one I chose for today: Priorities (WordPress) or Priorities (Blogspot)

  12. June 15, 2011 9:15 am

    Thanks for the prompt, Richard (and We Write). I’d like to revise this one sometime in the future, but for now here it is;

    Don’t Start That Again


  13. June 15, 2011 10:35 am

    Thanks so much for helping to inspire my Healthy Complaint.

  14. June 15, 2011 5:15 pm

    Writer’s Island + Sunday Whirl = Harpies. A nifty experiment in cross-promptination!

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