Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Thursday Think Tank - #12 Water

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"We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one"
~Jacques Cousteau

Water everywhere and not a drop to drink. I don’t know offhand who said this but it’s a pretty eye opening statement. It makes you think. When you read the word water what comes to mind? What do you think of? Is it that Evian is backwards for naïve? Is it the deserts without the water of life? It could possibly be the rain falling from a warm summer sky. I’m sure water makes all of our minds race so we cannot wait to see what “Flows” from your pens and minds this week.



This week’s prompt, quote and photo was provided to us by Nino Taziz.  Thank you Nino for an inspiring prompt and helping us out here at Poets United.

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29 comments:

  1. Wonderful prompt...many thanks to Nino for the suggestion! Can't wait to read everyone's submissions...

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  2. Okay I cheated, but Song of the River is ALL about water. Some of you may have already read it, apologies........I will try to write a new one later today, but have to wash the car first - more water!

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  3. ..just posted a watersong - then saw the prompt - and thought i'd link up….

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  4. That line is from the classic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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  5. I love this idea for a prompt Nino Taziz! Look forward to reading everyone's take on it! :-)

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  6. Well, if a downpour isn't rain, I don't know what is. Just posted my poem: After the Rain.

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  7. I wrote the poem first, and then by chance, stumbled upon the prompt.

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  8. This is an old one but came to mind as soon as I read the prompt. I may do another if the inspiration strikes. :-)

    PS. I have a new blog now just for writing from prompts!

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  9. I thought I would write something a bit different so I wrote a shape poem. It is the first time I have ever tried anything like this! I enjoyed the prompt thanks.

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  10. I absolutely love the ocean! That's why I had an Ocean Affair, LOL.

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  11. glad I caught this prompt in time, i missed one shot wednesday AND the thursday poets rally AND theme thursday... :) 1 outta 4 ain't bad right? :)

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  12. Ha! It started raining, and oh-my-god another poem! Not good ones, but at least they are coming!!!!!

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  13. I've never hiked in the desert. Would like to. Love this Thursday prompt idea.

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  14. Water have advantages and disadvantages, every thing in this world have both sides:D~

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  15. I thought I'd left a comment earlier but I'm new to blogging and I'm obviously not waiting long enough with the verification thing!
    It's my first poem and it's been such a pleasure to join in and meet everyone. Thank you for the warm welcome x

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  16. Water can have its downside, too. Look at Pakistan's floods...

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  17. i hope water also means rain... :)
    but i love water and the way it flows and finds its path through all terrain to reach the sea... an amazing symphony!

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  18. how does one correct a wrong post?

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  19. Maya Just let me know whic one you need removed by number and I can play with Mr Lynky

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  20. Really liked this topic, I approached it...somewhat...with personification. Hope you all enjoy.

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  21. Robert,
    You ask us to leave a comment when we submit our poem. I did so this week when I submitted my poem Liquid Gold.
    I do not see my comment posted and wondered if there was any reason why?
    The comments are a useful way, of also understanding what may have been behind, individual poetry prompt responses.
    I have sent you some messages with regard to my Blog of the week award etc. I just wonder if I am using the correct 'addresses' to reach you.
    Best wishes, Eileen

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  22. Eileen I do not know why your comment hasnt shown up. There is none in my que. I usually aprove all comments at least 3 times daily so it could have been a glitch of some sort. As for your messages I am playing catchup and may have overlooked them in my inbox I will check here this morning. Glad to have you back from your vacation although I am jealous you went lol.

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  23. "Lovely Brita, filter maid"
    (all due respect to "Rita", of course!)

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  24. I chose the water, I grew up by, as my inspiration! I look forward to reading these, water means so much!

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  25. new to the group. impressed by what i've read so far. my prompt post is called "the toe check"

    *raising a toast with gilt aqua goblet*

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  26. Hi everyoone!

    I wrote a new one for this called, 'River of Irony'.

    It's also in honor of all those who've lost soemthing due to the wrath of water...

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  27. Glad to be here, mine is about poets and turtles.

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  28. When I saw the prompt it was raining outside..I tried to write on the prompt..you all read and tell me what you think of it..

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