Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday #93 Quotes

                            
             
Yes, you read it correctly! ;D   Since it is National Poetry Month I thought we should push our boundaries. I see you nodding your heads, but you question how will we do this?!   You will select a favorite quote or one that speaks to you at this moment in time. Pen a poem inspired by the quote you have selected. Please share the quote you selected with the poem. I'm betting on some insightful poems. I wonder if a few of us will pick the same quote?! 

 I want to bid a fond farewell to one of our own, The Tired Monk is taking a hiatus.  I, for one will miss his voice. We can hope the Tired Monk will write a book. Let's hope he isn't too tired.

quotes for life by ~keturavamp


I know this challenge seems hard, but I think it will create so many different thoughts and ideas. It gives us a chance to stretch and flex our writing wings.  Go with a quote, that attracts your attention or strikes a nerve. Emotion will help bring your voice to life.



These are photos, you can use them if you like, but I think it best to pick one that suits you.

 

right quote by ~PandosRulz


 

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.


 

 





23 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this prompt...can't wait to see what it inspires...I agree...they will be sure to inspire some insightful poems!

    The tired Monk will be missed!
    Blessings and hugs(())

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  2. Very good prompt..I am happy to have at least given this prompt a try.
    There tends to be a healing process we call poetry. I am hoping this to be true. Hoping all will appreciate and that every poet blessed by their individual talent! Best wishes to all!

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    1. Beautiful poem and quote, John. Wasn't able to post comment on your site.

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  3. My poem was written yesterday, using a quote as direct inspiration, so I hope you don't mind if I slot it in here too.

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  4. Kerry-So glad you joined in! I am happy you are here :D

    Karen-Thank you, yes I thought this would change our direction and toss us off course a bit!

    John-Well said! I think the more we write the more we unearth of our hidden thoughts. It is a clever language to express these emotions and invite others in.

    Janet-Yes, tired monk will be missed. Monks need time out to reflect! I hope so Janet! I wonder if any of us will use the same quote :D

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  5. Thanks for this wonderful post, Ella.

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  6. Oh interesting prompt.......will be back later. I will be sad to not have Tired Monk wisdom lighting my days. He has been a well-loved staple of mine, in the blogosphere. But I suspect he wont be too far away and we will still hear his voice from time to time.......Ollie, happy journeys, and I, too, would love a Tired Monk Book. Put me on the list, okay?

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  7. Ella,

    A really great prompt idea. Loved it!!

    I will miss Tired Monk very much. Praying for his successful pilgrimage and return. We need him in our community:)

    Best Wishes,
    Eileen

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  8. I want to apologize to all of you! I haven't been well and I'm behind on poems. I for some reason went back to last week's prompt and was so touched by a poem. It haunts me that I have not been able to read everyone's poems. I will try to do better~ I have had sinus issues. I think I have to face reality, that maybe I need drugs. I can't seem to shake it. I will do better~

    I love everyone's unique voice, so much talent here. I feel privileged to provide a prompt each week and be amazed at the insight and views everyone shares! Thank you poets for all you do~! (((((HUGS))))) You all have touched my spirit~

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  9. I tried to write a haiku. Didn't work, so I tried to just make it a 3 line poem. Didn't work.

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  10. thanks for the wonderful prompt, Ella! ♥

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  11. Wonderful prompt Ella; here is mine based on Frank Lloyd Wright's philosophy of Nature being his Cathedral.

    Have fun poets!

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  12. Great prompt Ella. I chose Gandhi's famous quote :) Thanks to all at PU.

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  13. I'll have to check in on you all later; I have some things to take care of with mom today.

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  14. I chose an often misquoted Nietzsche quotation and gave it a different spin... :)

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  15. I am enjoying this prompt Ella!! Thank You...it is great inspiration and keeps the muse flowing.

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  16. I got to use one of my favorite quotes!! Thank you! Love this prompt!

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  17. "the early bird gets the worm"....i guess you can tell is not my favorite quote.....love this prompt Ella! :-)

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  18. What a busy month! I finally posted mine.

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  19. A little bit late, but finally got mine posted as well!

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  20. My quote is about delight, but the poem is sad. You just never know what's going to come out, I guess.

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