Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank #65 - Windows


This week we are going to approach the Thursday Think Tank a little bit differently. We are going to return it back to its roots. The whole idea around the Think Tank was to get you to think. All too often we post the prompt here and instantly we are offered many poems. The thought aspect is being lost. So this is how we will approach today’s and future Think Tanks. We will give you a prompt early on in the day and Mr. Lynky will not go up until the afternoon or evening. We want you to mull over the prompts and write for them. We want the pen to be inspired by the prompt not forced. So without further delay here is today’s prompt.

Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.
~ Jean Houston

A window is often used to describe many things, an opening to your soul, a gateway to beyond, a way to let the cat out.  What do you think of when you imagine a window?  Are you on the coast staring at a sunset over the water through a window?  Or maybe you are afraid you left it unlocked and may come home to an empty house?  I don’t think this concept needs to much emphasis this week.  Sit for a few moments and decide what a window means to you.  Is it just simply something to keep the bugs out or does your heart imagine so much more?  Is your window broken, cracked or just ready for you to open the curtains and let the sunshine in?

Friends are like windows through which you see out into the world and back into yourself... If you don't have friends you see much less than you otherwise might.”
~ Merle Shain

As always we look forward to peering into your open window with the words you write or imagine.  We can't wait to stop by and promise to not throw any rocks while we are there.



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.

No Mr. Lynky Yet!!  Think about it for a while.  

29 comments:

  1. Excellent prompt, I'll think, or at least daydream on it.

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  2. Poets United,

    My poem is written and just waiting for Mr Linkey!
    Good prompt.

    Eileen

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  3. yeah, i think i'll just gaze out this here window and think on this.

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  4. I'm glad that restraint and rumination are now the order of the day!

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  5. Posted about my thoughts about autumn season

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  6. It was good waiting - gave me time to write something new. :-)

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  7. I wrote while the inspiration was hot - and now linked!

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  8. Mine is up, cowboy poetry style. :-)

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  9. great prompt - thanks for the invitation to be still

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  10. I am here for the first time. Glad to be here!

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  11. I tried to improve on this older post based on the same prompt, but I kept running in circles. So I threw it out the "Window".

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  12. Loved this one! Within minutes, the crazy Spring weather beyond my window lunged from slightly warm sun to grey clouded hail! But that's not what I wrote about at all!

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  13. Watching the last of the spring rains from my window right now; the trees swaying to the sound of "Linger", by The Cranberries, which only I can hear.

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  14. My first time joining Poets United--very happy to be here. I'm linked up!

    Gayle
    (Bodhirose)

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  15. It took a while to think up a different angle.

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  16. Mine is straightforwardly descriptive but I hope it fits the bill.

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  17. You gave me a THEME FOR A DREAM

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  18. my first link! (woo hoo!) thanks so much. i had an old windows one that i've been meaning to revisit for a LONG time. thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. I love my window; great prompt! I am sad because my Mom sold my childhood home, but I have wonderful memories~

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  20. thanks a lot for adding me to Poets United. looking forward to participating in your activities. great prompt and it inspired me to write.

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  21. An old one - but this is what I saw outside the window on a summer day :)

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  22. this was great, Robert! i looked out the window and saw the moon then took a trip through the solar system. {smile} thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. took me a while, but here it is.

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  24. Ooops ... accidentally clicked the Mr Linky without putting up my new poem .... Will put it up and then link it underneath .... Eternal Love is not about windows ... will post the new one and link to that as well.

    First time jitters I guess *grin*

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  25. Ok, so I posted my piece SHATTERED. Enjoy....

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