Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank #61 - She


A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.
~George Eliot

When you first read the word “she” what images of a woman flash through your head? Do you see elegance, seduction or wisdom? Who is she? Who is she to you? Women play so many roles in our lives no matter if we ourselves are man or woman. Heck truth be told without a woman man cannot exist. Women have caused nations to fall and rise again. They have given their every ounce of their love to ensure the success of another. They have even done their best to earn two bits. As mothers, teachers, temptresses and doctors there is no place you can’t find the influence or touch of a woman. So who is she? Who do you see today?

A woman should soften but not weaken a man.
~Sigmund Freud

In poetry women are shown in many a light. They can be anything that the pen wants them to be. So many tales of woe and love have been written for a woman and so will many more be written. Even a stranger can inspire a tale of lust, love or knowledge. What story will you add to that never ending chain of feminine tales? Perhaps you saw a stranger today on the train or at a quaint café, someone whose story you would love to imagine. Perhaps a woman of ill repute tickled your fancy and your dime is better spent on the paper writing of your adventure instead of paying for the penicillin later. Maybe the old lady at supermarket reminded you of your grandmother long past but not forgotten. Possibly the innocence of a young girl and her smile is what inspire your poem or prose today.

A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.
~Arnold Haultain

Whatever your story about a woman is today real life or imagined we can’t wait to read it. Will you seduce us or impart great knowledge? Will you share a simple write from and odd perspective or will you pen the next great epic poem of love.  Show us who “She” is.

Be to her virtues very kind,
Be to her faults a little blind.
~Matthew Prior

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

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22 comments:

  1. "she" was in my mind for awhile.

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  2. well, i have about a trillion poems about "she" but i happened to finish this one up yesterday. enjoy!

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  3. awww..thats a nice topic..:)

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  4. I decided to worship the feminine temple

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  5. Poets United,

    'She', was easy to write about.
    I know her and I know of her ways! She will remain unnamed though......it is much safer!

    Eileen

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  6. In the sake of balance, I posted one from a more 'male chauvinist' point of view.

    (Love ya ladies, but Bubba is as Bubba does!)

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  7. Not a very universal poem, but it means a lot to me :)

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  8. Great prompt... She is every woman. Lovely!

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  9. The silver hair is what inspired me this week.

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  10. I now have another blog (on wordpress)... I'll be posting from both of them depending on the subject. I'd love it if you could at it to your blogroll:

    http://lkkolp.wordpress.com

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  11. This is one I wrote a few days ago for another prompt, but it came immediately to mind when I read this prompt so I have left the link here. Now I shall go away and see if inspiration will strike with another, if so I will be back to post that later. Good prompt. :-)

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  12. Something this she spent way too much time on.

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  13. what fun prompt for the week, linked in,
    thanks.

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  14. I enjoyed this prompt, so many directions to go in~!

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  15. This prompt was a wonderful opportunity for me to remember and discover something.

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  16. IIIIIIIIIII'm ev'ry woman
    It's all in meeeeeeeeeee
    (Well, most of it, anyway!) Great prompt, made me think of my inspirations... thanks, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/three-images-of-women-poets-united-she/

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  17. We
    fell in love

    He
    broke my heart

    Me?
    I'll be okay

    She
    will take my place

    They
    will fall in love

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  18. I guess I'm a little late to comment. I liked the prompt.

    http://annellannell.wordpress.com/

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  19. Perfect prompt for events in my life today!

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