Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Thursday Think Tank - #6 Diamonds


“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Today’s Prompt is plain and simple, Diamonds. What does that word or object make you think of? Does it remind you of romance or perseverance? Do you think of how silly it is to place a value on rock or the troubles in Africa for mining them? Maybe it gives you visions of Marilyn Monroe prancing about or your wedding day. Whatever the word may inspire you to write I’m fairly certain you will all come up with wonderful poetry gems. Pun Intended.


Be sure to comment after you add your poem so we can here your thoughts and know when you have done so!

You do not need to be a member of Poets United to participate.

18 comments:

  1. Here's one I did earlier but fits the bill!

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  2. I have my entry posted,
    thank you for reading!

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  3. Here is a poem about the enormous possiblities!
    Pamela

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  4. yup! just saw this prompt. writing mine.

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  5. This is my first time participating.

    In Case of Fire
    by Gally Lines
    .:Lest I Smite Thee:. blog

    http://lestismitethee.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/writing-in-case-of-fire/

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  6. Greetings :D hope you guys will enjoy my little simple poem =D

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  7. first visit - short and silly and simple

    http://www.delenemartin.com

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  8. Interesting thoughts on this one. I took a more cynical turn on the prompt. Look forward to reading everyone else's work too.

    -Weasel

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  9. Here's a poem about a history of diamonds.

    http://troublebeingstrong.blogspot.com/2010/07/show-me-ring.html

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  10. At first I didn't have an idea to write about. Then it came to me. Thanks, Robert!!

    http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2010/07/diamond-ring.html

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  11. Mine is there..you made me Think on this one...done...bkm

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  12. I have posted my idea, which is associated with that priceless gem of time!

    Eileen

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  13. A parade, a friend, Leonard Cohen and Jesus all had a hand in this poem.

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  14. I have really enjoyed reading everyones poems this week. This has been the best turnout so far and I am honored that you all found it worth writing for. You are making Poets United such a great success thank you all for your efforts and talents.

    I have addes my poem. It has no form and a mega gag factor so you are warned. If you are bitter because of love you may want to avoid it lol.

    Thanks again everyone for sharing!

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  15. Hi all, just finally got online. Had a gig friday and my restaurant was slammed this weekend. Then the weather was so nice we had to go to a family party and ended up just hanging out for a while. I can't wait to check everyones poems out, bye.

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  16. Hi, I haven't "officially" joined yet, but stayed up late last night working on this one. I hope you like it! Glad to have found you all. ~Brenda

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  17. Thank you for you poem Brenda I will be sure to read it here shortly lol. Although you are a member now thank you for dropping the bug in my head about the prompts. I think I will put a note or disclaimer taht says you don't have to be a member to particpate in them I think that would be just good PR for Poets United lol.

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  18. Like Gordon, this is one that I wrote a long time ago, but it fit so well for the prompt I could not resist. Thank you Robert for another great prompt! :-)

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