I'm glad you're here.
I'm hosting our round-up through the weekend with a clunker exchange.
A clunker exchange (guidelines) is a low-stress and fun way to get writing. Take any of my old clunky words, lines, or stanzas listed below in exchange for one of yours. Use the clunker in any way you wish to create something new!
|Linda Mitchell. Taken at the British War Museum|
Ideas for how to use a clunker:
- prompt that reminds you of something else
- golden shovel
- invitation to re-write
- rhymes with?
- finish this thought
Irene Latham is hosting Poetry Friday next week. Remember she's asked for original or favorite poems about a June moon to celebrate her new book, The Museum on the Moon.
I will be out of pocket next week, so I am posting an original moon poem on Word's padlet today. https://padlet.com/mitchellhubeimom/word-bwfgg0bqmjhf62fd/wish/2630078806
Leave a link to your Poetry Friday post in the comments. I'll organize and share out in the "old-fashioned" way by editing this post with links to all the poets.
Don't worry about a comment for your PF link and another for a clunker...it's all good. But do remember to sign your comment so that blogger doesn't make you anonymous.
Catch a falling/Word hold/Onto it.
Creak/Floorboard/Someone there?/Climbing the stair?/Shriek!
Begin with the question/ what makes a woman strong?/Strength of a woman/has more to do more with will than muscle/she needs a will to find her way/in the ‘old boys club’/of the world.
I just need to sit with a poem
but I'm left holding cuttings I'm not sure where to plant.
reaching for the sun, I break free
falling from your
lips as if they could wash
away the injury
not fighting the old
dark and icy winter winds
furrow mountain’s brow
rain day’s magic words
Even one of my best friends, Merriam-Webster, is pretty terse on the subject
We need double the poems
she left a gap in our poem
Where that painting stopped me/still—and I could not move
I am no longer winsome to the Sun.
Enjoy the early morning when one or two are up before the others
Bacon is in the pan
I am full of possibilities all caffeine and heat from the cabin’s stove
Today’s goal is to fill and empty, fill and empty with cabin warmth and laughter
Leisurely cigarettes without conversation
Minute sips of time together
Matt Forrest Esenwine
Rose at Imagine the Possibilities
Linda at Teacher Dance
Michelle Kogan at More Art 4 All
Bridget Magee at Wee Words for Wee Ones
Irene at Live Your Poem
Marcie Flinchum Atkins
Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche