Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank # 75 - You and Yourself (I...)


We always write about what is around us, the world in verbal color so to speak.  Our poems are about our family, our friends, even nature but we have yet to focus on ourselves.  I figure before the holidays absorb us and pull us in every direction why not take a moment to enjoy who we are (or criticize).  This week start a poem with I.  I am here, I live, I breathe, I whatever. 

Take a deep breath and think about yourself. What is the first thing that comes to mind?  Tell us about you in poetry.  We can’t wait to learn a bit about you and what makes you tick.

We can’t wait to read about you and who you are today, tomorrow or yesterday.

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.

19 comments:

  1. This is a great...and for me, challenging, prompt! Can't wait to see what we find out about our poets!

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  2. This short one tells a little about who I am and why.

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  3. I hope you like mine... I look forward to reading everyone's submissions.

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  4. Hi kids, please disregard my first link. I redid the poem on a current page, makes it easier. So the Number 4 link is the right one:)

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  5. Thank you to everyone at Poets United once again.

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  6. I haven't been on here in a while but I'm back now :) I like this topic so I've decided to write three different poems about it. I just posted the link for the first poem. Thanks! I'd like to get some feedback since I haven't been on here in a while and I'm excited about reading some new poems

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  7. Really enjoyed responding to this prompt. A great opportunity to look inwards and embrace the grime as well as the halo. And I dare call myself a poet! Lol!

    http://adura-ojo.blogspot.com/2011/11/i-am.html

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  8. conceit...? My favourite technique.

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  9. Great prompt. Looking forward to reading everyone's poems. Thanks Robert!

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  10. I had to write about the old Jazz Amy... you've heard enough about Manic Depressive Amy and Soapbox Political Ranting Amy, and I thought y'all deserved a break. (wink)
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/the-high-church-of-jazz-poets-united/

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  11. My post is up ~

    thanks for the prompt ~

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  12. "Not quite a poem but a post. Not quite a post but a poem. I have been absent yet relevant. So they say." - jrg

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  13. Wow, I found this hard and intriguing! Fun prompt!

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  14. posted mine. thank you for the thoughtful prompt. i was right, this was harder than i thought. but i did my best. thanks again. have a wonderful week, everyone.

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  15. I am with Ella this one was hard, but fun!....I posted this from my other blog. :-)

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  16. Struggled with this one--nice prompt :)

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  17. sometimes, in a relationship, you feel like you're not really the important one, even if you are willing to give your all. well, i have felt this way. but i wont go through this again. I don't write too many relationship poems like this.

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