Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank #56 - Reading

It is the first week of the month and time for our photo prompt. I so enjoyed your view, your words, on the prompt “time out”! Your words reflected so many unique views, all wonderful to read~

This photo I emailed to a magazine and it was selected for the Miscellany column in Somerset Life. I didn’t know it was picked; I had pre-ordered an issue. I was stunned when I saw my photo graced their pages. I think I will try again. Here is a link, if you would like to do the same: Stampington Submissions


At first when I see this photo, I think of late fall, early winter when the weather drives us indoors. We allow more time for reading, but summer does as well. This is why there is a summer reading list, on every morning TV news show. Winter and summer is when we must read the most, this is what the experts tell us. Book sales tell the real story! Perhaps you lie on a sandy beach and indulge yourself with a good yarn or curl up in a comfy spot at home; I would love to hear about your time of escape. We as poets are intrigued by the facets of words; we know how their dazzling brilliance attracts and eludes us. Please pen a poem about reading; you can be general or specific. Many facets of our time are not our own. Reading and writing allows the insight of our souls, to be revealed. Write a poem that expresses a favorite book you have read or your feelings of the written word.

Our Monthly "Reflection" photo prompt is provided to us by Ella Wilson . We would like to thank Ella for her inspiring photos and for helping us out here at Poets United. If you would like to know more about Ella, see her other photos or read her poetry 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.

27 comments:

  1. Love this prompt...cheers to summer reading!

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  2. always escaping into dreams of a better world.

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  3. Me too, love taking part in this each week and going to read all the other contributors creations. Thank you.

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  4. Is there actually a time when reading is not appropriate? Thanks much for the prompt, Ella. Brought back years of memories.

    Elizabeth

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  5. Mine may be a bit of a broad interpretation, so I hope it works. :-)

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  6. When I read, I read myself into a book - I wrote this poem yesterday, inspired by 'The Catcher in the Rye'.

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  7. A classic library in my mind...

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  8. yay, great prompt! mine's dedicated to Michael Chabon.

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  9. a lovely photograph! i used poetic license in my interpretation of the prompt. {smile}

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  10. I chose the novel "Germinal", which I read a long time ago. However, the imagery will stay with me for many years to come(I am sure).

    Pamela

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  11. Always ready for some reading, let me start clicking

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  12. Love, love, love it (and the imagery it gave me)! Beautiful photo!

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  13. I liked to think about reading!

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  14. And following up on Annell's comment, I like to write about reading! But most of all, I just like to READ!

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  15. Poets United,

    A piece of writing about a recently reread favourite, but very strange book.

    Eileen

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  16. "Reading 2.0" - I wrote while charging my Nook.

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  17. Ok, well mine was written awhile back, but this image just happened to remind me of the poem, so here it is. Slightly veers onto a different train of thought concerning writing and a certain creative process rather than being about books, but I think the image still works well. Hope you like it.

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  18. Just penned this piece this morning, summerlove and the beach sand dunes, Yes, I can write a love poem. Enjoy
    http://themslvh.wordpress.com

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  19. Great prompt and great photo, Ellie! Wowzers!

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  20. Great image suggesting a strong feeling for the written word. Have complied with a response.

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  21. My latest is a different type of reading. It's of stories realted through ancient cave art.

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  22. I'm having fun with this prompt. Thank you!

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  23. I was away at camp; I will be by to read all of your inspiring poems! I always think of reading being any time. I just find it funny our society promotes in more in the summer and winter.
    Thank you everyone for your kind words; can't wait to read your words!!! :D

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  24. As usual I am late...
    Yet at last could write something...feeling happy..

    Great image and theme..

    Thanks and Regards

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