Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday #85 Strings

I thought of a few ideas this week for our prompt. This one kept coming to mind. Our prompt for this week is #85 Strings. When I think of strings, I think of music, connections, and matters that tug at one's heart.

"Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string."
~Pele

"But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung."
~Amelia Barr

"We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces."
~Georg Buchner






I want you to think about strings. I use to play Cat's in the Cradle, when I was a kid. I think of brown paper packages tied up with strings. C'mon I know you know this song, these are a few of "My Favorite Things" by Julie Andrews, in the movie "The Sound of Music". The strings of a cobweb, the string section of instruments, how unique their sound. Perhaps you will think of flying a kite.. So write a poem that you can tie a memory to with strings!   Did I string you along... ;D

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.


18 comments:

  1. Photo credit:

    http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=strings&order=9&offset=24#/dqwekt
    Strings by ~Anamith

    http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=strings&order=9&offset=24#/d2vzbl0
    strings by ~RothermRebeka

    http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=spider+web+strings#/d46scsn
    Broken Strings by *gold-rose

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  2. Ella,

    I loved the many options possible with this great prompt.

    Eileen

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  3. Wonderful prompt! Thanks for the inspiration. Here's my Last-String Limerick.

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  4. Just passing and in a hurry so have linked to a poem, a terzenelle no less, that I did a while ago but fits nicely with the strings theme.

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  5. Thanks for the prompt. I managed to find some 'other' strings to my bow Ella :)

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  6. I'm always amazed that a prompt can get the poem out of the brain pan. Thanks.

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  7. Awesome prompt! Thank you! :) de

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  8. Damn! The poem I linked to had nothing to do with string! Apologies I was rushing and I thought it was a poetry pantry!

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  9. This is a great mind bender of a prompt Ella! :-)

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  10. My (bleh) dayjob is qc at a weaving facility, the title of my poem is what we call the people who take care of the looms.

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  11. I found the prompt intriguing - and timely for me!

    Great interview with the lovely Ms. Rene.

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  12. I posted a poem before I arrived here but I think the cart is pulling the horse just fine because it fit perfectly. Sometimes life just works...

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  13. That was so much fun! Great prompt, thank you! So nice to see so many familiar names, hello everyone!

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