Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank - #48 Mirrors



Mirror mirror on the wall who is the… Oh sorry didn’t realize anyone was actually reading this. I promise I am not that conceited I was just trying to find a prompt this week for everyone. Luckily Madhumakhi sent me an email and suggested this one; mirrors. I thought it would be perfect for us to write about.

What do you think of when you see a mirror? Is it vanity or do you quickly fear breaking it and ending up with Seven years of bad luck? Me, I am a little more fantastical and imagine places in faraway lands with knights and maidens and dragons and…oh I’m slipping away again aren’t I? Let us just say that mirrors open up my imagination does it do the same to you?

This week before you sit down and attempt to write for this prompt step into your bathroom or look into your rear view maybe even pull out your compact and see what you first reflect upon (get it reflect? I know bad pun). But all kidding aside take a moment to look into a mirror. Do you see yourself or something else? Once you have done this write to your heart’s content. We hope this one really inspires you.

Once you have taken that trip into the looking glass and written about it please share it with us here so that we too can travel down that rabbit hole with you.

This week’s prompt, quote and photo was provided to us by Madhumati Manjunath .  Thank you  for an inspiring prompt and helping us out here at Poets United.  If you would like to know more about Madhumati please visit the blog below:
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.

23 comments:

  1. Accidental glance
    takes in an aging stranger ---
    turns out to be me.

    On a cheerier note, today, May 12th, is National Limerick Day, which I celebrated with an acrostic limerick: Happy Limerick Day!

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  2. One I had in my pocket for just such an occasion.

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  3. Poets United,

    A poem reflecting upon the past.

    Eileen

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  4. It feels good to be writing again. This one may be a bit tormented though.

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  5. mirrors? ack. here's an older one but maybe i'll write a new one, too. maybe.

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  6. So glad to finally see this week's Think Tank back. It had disappeared following yesterday's crash!

    Thanks Madhumati. My favorite of the three has to be the kitty & the lion...too cute!
    I'll be by to visit your blog soon.

    Here's my offering.

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  8. I am looking forward to peering into everyone else's mirrors!

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  9. Poets United,

    I had also posted my poem on Thursday, only to find it had gone!
    Now restored again. This poem is concerned with a personal experience.

    Eileen

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  10. I'm in on the Think Tank! Yippee!! And I saw the prompt, sat at my computer, and wrote this one pretty spontaneously... Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/mirror-grows-up/

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  11. Please can you let Mad Kane know her link actually links back to this page and not her post. Thanks

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  12. have posted mine. looking forward to reading the poems of others

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  13. Thank you so much for giving me credit but i didn't provide the photos for the prompt.

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  14. I have mine up and look forward to reading others. Glad the blogs are back up and running today. i would miss Poets United!

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  15. I knew "Man Mirror" would have purpose one day!

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  16. Hey,
    Glad to see the TTT back up! I actually PENNED my post ON PAPER while Blogger was down and then couldn't post it for a day. The HORROR! I think I can breath again, but if some of your comments from other posts are missing, I apologize. Blogger seems to have vaporized them.
    http://lolamousedroppings.blogspot.com/2011/05/mirror-mirror.html

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  17. Nice to see the post back up! What a week...
    I look forward to peering into everyone's view on the prompt~

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  18. i'm looking forward to seeing everyone's posts. great prompt!
    dani

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  19. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Anna :o]

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  20. This is my first Thursday Think Tank. I linked to two poems. And I have been reading other's poems.

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  21. Mirrow reflecting GOLD!

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