Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank # 77 - The City


A lot of poetry comes from the environment around poets.  One such environment is the great and grey cities.  Many people write of the country with lush green fields and open air but today we want you to write about the city.  A city with sky scrapers standing majestic or ominous, the lights and shadows it casts at night, the lonely walk amongst the throngs of people, the love you experienced and link memories to.  The city tells a great many stories and through your poetry we hope to read and experience some of those stories no matter true or imagined.

We look forward to be a t9ourist and visiting your city today.  

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.

26 comments:

  1. That first image is stunning - one of the best city photos I've seen to date...

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  2. Now I keep Hearing Joe Walsh in my head singing -'In the City'

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  3. Thanks for the prompt Robert! Mine is a poem about Mexico City.

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  4. I think an understanding of place and space is important to all creative writing

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  5. Poets United,

    An excellent topic. Born in a city, I now enjoy the countryside much more.

    Eileen

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  6. I posted one about infinitesimal cities... And I've been hearing "Autumn in New York" in my mind all week. While it snows outside. What is that about anyway?

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  7. Your topic made me ponder. Thank you.

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  8. Hi ya'all. I believe in reciprocal blog comments. (So often it doesn't seem to happen. If I don't initially respond to your poem, if you respond to me I will respond back to you.

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  9. Knocking out a couple of City poems - not bad for a country kid.

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  10. Looking forward to sharing!

    Erick Flores

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  11. Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog. I have enjoyed reading your as well.

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  12. The second link it a blog dedicated to my Short Story, "Beginning of the end". It is a Zombie story... I hope you enjoy.

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  13. Good prompt, Robb. Kids, I have been working too much and am behind. But I will be back to write and read all yours later in the day, I promise.

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  14. Anther history lesson from the self styled Poker Bard.
    Enjoy!

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  15. Although I'm not all that fond of cities, I've found two poems about (smal) cities I loved, and still love in memory..

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  16. I've been distracted for a while but glad to be back! I enjoy reading the blogs connected here. Love all the city photos too. I did not write about my city so much as the bigger kind of city. I live in a small suburban city that does not have the same feel as a more urban place. But I will write about it as well eventually.

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  17. Check out another poem I added, the poem I wrote "Pendulum" reminds me of "the city". Let me know what you think!

    Erick Flores

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  18. This suggested all kinds of lines. Thanks for it. My effort is now in place.

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  19. okay, am I missing something? are you supposed to post poems for a specific topic?

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  20. I just realized how very long it's been since I linked up over here, and serendipity decreed I do so on this post. Here's a piece, for the most part, about the city I moved to a couple weeks ago!

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  21. between buildings is a poem i wrote about alley ways in the city

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  22. Since cities are one of my favourite poetic muses, I've cheated slightly and used a poem I wrote about a year and a half ago that's published on the City of Edmonton's website at this link:
    http://www.edmontonstories.ca/story/blessings-and-gratitude-in-edmonton I put it up on my blog as well but am not happy with how it reproduced (which is partly why I'm posting this link); I may try and retype it and, if I have time, I may try to write another city poem ...

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  23. Am trying to re-link to this blog as I see it hasn't "taken" yet - might have to wait until new year to resolve but not to worry - poem is posted on The Way Eye See It http://aleapingelephant.blogspot.com/
    Wishing all at Poets United a Merry Christmas!

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  24. Okay - obviously my first try at posting a city poem on my other blog didn't "take" so I decided to put up this rather unorthodox one from last April ... Like Confetti, Pieces of Souls Rained Down can be found here http://thepoet-tree-house.blogspot.com/ Since the homage to my own hometown on my other blog is not showing up, I may move it here also ... happy poeming all and Merry Christmas too!

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