Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank - #38 Quotes & Quotations




"I quote others only in order the better to express myself."
~ Michel De Montaigne

People love quotes, especially writers. Some of us live by them, some of us laugh at them and some of us say the wise things that are worth repeating. Whatever the reason they are a very involved part of life. I have one I constantly use. “He who laughs, Lasts!” by Mary Pettibone Poole. I like to think that is how I live my life. Laughter and happiness; I don’t spend too much time on the bad or sad stuff.

We use quotes to express things we feel that we simply cannot say any better ourselves. We use them as inspiration. So what will you quote today? What will use as your inspiration?


Today write a poem using a quote. Let it be your title, your beginning, your middle, your end or just simply your inspiration for writing. Whatever you write make sure a quote is what inspires it. The quote doesn’t have to be famous or something everyone knows. It could be something your grandma or daughter said. You can even be so bold as to quote yourself. Please though after you write your poem let us know where the quote came from and maybe why you chose it.

If you don’t have a quote that you want or can use for inspiration that’s no problem below is a link to a random quote generator. Find one that inspires you to write for us today. We look forward to seeing what quotes we have or haven’t heard that prompt you to write wonderful poetry.

(If you dont like the quote just hit refesh and you will get another one)

If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to poetsunited@ymail.com . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.


There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


22 comments:

  1. I'm going to go for a walk. Hear what I hear...quote it and go from there...deal?

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  2. Quotes are wonderful lines ....try making a poem ,wow..that's a challenge

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  3. My inspirational quote was: “Go, and catch a falling star, / Get with child a mandrake root, / Tell me, where all past years are, / Or who cleft the Devil's foot.” - John Donne

    Here is the poem: http://poesiatorta.blogspot.com/2011/03/445.html

    Happy TTT everybody!

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  4. This sounds like a fun one...bkm

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  5. This is a poem with quotes from a terrific Billy Collins poem called "Birthday."

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  6. This was done before I saw the prompt. Love it when that happens,

    Elizabeth

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  7. I enjoyed writing to this, thanks for being here.

    Pamela

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  8. I wrote four poems about hope, two of which relate to Alexander Pope's "hope springs eternal." Thanks for the inspiration! Hoping For Humor

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  9. I actually played along with the prompt this time. I hope you all like it. I will be along to read yours shortly.

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  10. Two words - Carl Sandburg, And thanks!

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  11. The muse, today, is flighty. Must be spring fever!

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  12. Poets United,

    I enjoyed this tempting composition!

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  13. This was fun. I enjoyed the Random Quote Generator. The photo of the dog is fun as well.

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  14. I love the dog photo, too cute~ Fun prompt! Thank you~

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  15. I love this prompt...and dogs and books will always generate inspiration!

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  16. My poem for this prompt....enjoyed...

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  17. Your link certainly came up with the perfect quote for me! LOL

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  18. I found an up-to-the-minute quote from today's BBC News.

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  19. This well known Wordsworth quote HAD to get in on the act! LOL

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  20. Sorry to be late with this, kids.....yesterday this poem would not behave!

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  21. Heard a quote today that I liked and decided to try another poem! Thank you all who have visited my blog. I love to see your comments and have enjoyed reading all your efforts.

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