Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank #53 - The Beach/Ocean





The summer is upon us and so begins the season where most of us are being lathered in sun bloc and cocoa butter. In my neck of the woods we are averaging triple digits right now so I have to think cool thoughts. Most of the kids in the states are currently wreaking havoc in the parent’s homes due to summer vacation. I am not sure how it is across the pond but I am certain there is a similar ritual to be had. The teachers are overjoyed and on holiday, freeing their minds and loosening those knots in their shoulders and necks. Everyone is headed for the local watering hole and some are lucky enough to find a beach.

So if you can’t quite make that escape yet and are like me stuck in an office pondering the good old surf days at least maybe this week’s prompt will help you stay cool and get away for a bit even if only in your mind.

This week sit down relax and think of the ocean, smell the salty breeze, listen to the waves crash on shore and maybe even feel the warmth of the hot sun on your skin. Escape the day’s worries and visit the beach on paper and with your pen. Write whatever comes to mind. Maybe it’s your own private island, a luau, a romantic evening, a weeklong cruise, being seasick. Whatever it is please share it with us.

We can’t wait for you to whisk us away to some tropical paradise with your words. Please hurry though my lunch break is only so long and I need a vacation now! (Hint play the YouTube clip to get you in the mood)

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.


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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.

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21 comments:

  1. In Oregon we call the beach, the Coast. Often not a very sunny place.

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  2. lovely prompt:)
    i love beaches..

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  3. I believe this is the first time I've even posted THREE poems for a Thursday Think Tank.

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  4. the ocean is one of my very favorite subjects!
    but here is a new one, thanks for the prompt.

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  5. oh what the heck, i remembered this one with a nice photo of the ocean (and a younger me, hee)

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  6. This was years and years ago, but I can still smell the jasmine... Thank you for a lovely, romantic prompt! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/780/

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  7. You won't see any sea, but, it is a lovely memory of Summer swims.

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  8. Poets United,

    Not really beach weather here, yet!

    Eileen

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  9. This was posted yesterday, so decided to go with it again,

    Elizabeth

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  10. Well, you just happened to pick my very favorite place and topic! Hmmmmm.........this almost forces me to write a poem:)

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  11. Evading my reach
    is a verse about the beach.
    Avoid sun, I preach.

    How about an acrostic limerick instead?

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  12. Winter here. But the beach is still a draw-card, even if blustery at times.

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  13. This was perfect! Love, lust, summer memories. Oh, my!

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  14. Got this one in right before leaving for the ocean (or "the shore" as they say in NJ!)

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  15. Although my offering is a painting, I think it's sufficiently beach-like to warrant inclusion in this Think Tank!

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  16. I wrote this last night for Romantic Friday Writers, but it also goes perfectly with photo #3, which reminds me of my tropical vacation coming up in a few weeks!

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  17. Hi folks! It's ages since i've contributed to Poets United. That's because i was on a hectic holiday and i simply didn't get the time to write a poem.

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  18. Wonderful and inspiring pics!

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  19. I have done a few ocean poems; I decide to go with the balmy, beach~ Great prompt, loved your description!

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  20. Thanks for the inspiration! Here's my quick Saturday write... Drop Dead Beach Weather

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