Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Thursday Think Tank - #9 Sanctuary

Sanctuary

"Sanctuary, on a personal level, is where we perform the job of taking care of our soul.”
~Christopher Forrest McDowell

The word sanctuary has many definitions but this week we would like to focus on the one that represents safety and peace. This version of sanctuary is defined as a hideaway; a room or other place where one can seek refuge from his everyday concerns. What is your escape? Maybe it’s a place you go to write, it could possibly be a vision that you hold onto and use in times of strife. Share your idea or actual sanctuary with us. Do you seek refuge in a church, maybe the bathroom is your privacy when the household is screaming with things that need to be done. We look forward to you sharing your ideas of sanctuary with us. They could very well be a temporary sanctuary for some of our readers sometime today.

24 comments:

  1. this is a piece that i wrote earlier, however i do not think anyone at Poets United has read it - so i am going to post it - i hope that is ok...bkm

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  2. I'm heading out of town and may not post a piece for sanctuary for a few days. That said, I'm heading to my folks' place nestled in the beautiful Seeley-Swan Valley of Montana, where the Internet is sporadic, and somehow necessary only in the wee quiet hours when everyone sleeps. Can you say, "sanctuary?" :-)
    ~Brenda

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  3. Like ...bkm, this is an older post, but it was written with this weeks prompt in mind.

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  4. like bkm i wrote this poem long ago( well 3 to 6 months). i too hope it is ok.

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  5. Where I spend most of my time ;)

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  6. Hello,
    I worked out one,
    I hope it fits.
    Many thanks for the inspirations!
    :)

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  7. I posted a snippet from an unsubmitted manuscript, as it best describes my place of sanctuary:)

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  8. I've got a piece for this one. I hope it fits :). Thank you for the prompt!

    -Weasel

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  9. Here is mine
    Good prompt!
    Pamela

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  10. Ha, driving back from town this morning, I thought of another take. Good prompt, Robb!

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  11. Just posted a new poem called "My Sanctuary"

    I am really enjoying being a part of Thursday Think Tank! :)

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  12. Happy day! It is my first poem here... just felt compelled as Sanctuary is one of my favorite topics. It is great to meet you all. Look forward to reading you!

    My Thursday Think Tank Poem.

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  13. Epic poem in the style of The Canterbury Tales. Where does the discoverer find his sanctuary?

    The Discoverer's Tale
    by Gally Lines
    .:Lest I Smite Thee:. blog

    http://lestismitethee.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/writing-the-discoverers-tale/

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  14. I've secured place number thirteen, yet again!!!
    Sanctuary for me, is found in at least three favourite places!

    Eileen

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  15. Wow Wrote about my sanctuary a few weeks ago, hope you guys enjoy it^^~

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  16. My bed is my ultimate sanctuary.

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  17. My sanctuary is water!

    Bobbing In The Waves

    http://troublebeingstrong.blogspot.com/2010/08/bobbing-in-waves.html

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  18. Great idea, My sanctuary has always been the outdoors. I posted a short poem. Enjoy!
    Have a great day!
    Gerardine

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  19. I wrote mine tonight. Short and sweet.

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  20. First time I have ever tried writing from a poetry prompt. This one spoke to me so I thought I would join in. :-)

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  21. Another "bed" sanctuary (written last year): "My crispy sheets white linen bed"

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  22. I used to have an incredibly beautiful garden, back home in England. It truly was my sanctuary. I knew every inch of it and all the plants and trees. I guess once a gardener, always a gardener. :-)

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  23. This is my first time posting a poem using a prompt like this. Please check it out. The poem in general is about domestic violence and finding the safety within yourself. Thanks, Kristie

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  24. That was fun....look forward to reading everyones prompt...i do not have a computer at home...so it takes me a while to read everything...so forgive me if it takes me a while to read yours...i will...i look forward to reading them all! :-)

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