Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wonder Wednesday #10 Gifts

I know what you are thinking... Gifts?  Now, hear me out, hold on...lol   I know this is the time of year a lot of us celebrate Thanksgiving.  I think we probably all have done a thankful type of poem.  This prompt is not just about any gift.  No, it isn't.....
This prompt is about a gift from your heart, that you gave.  Don't say I didn't warn you-there might be another gift prompt next month. Yes, highly likely ;D!



© Ellen Wilson



Yes,  a gift that you gave, it could be time, a gesture of kindness, hope or a gift you purchased.  This gift was so wonderful, it gave you a happy heart.  The giving was the true treasure.  Your gift reflected, the sentiment of caring, remembering and being thoughtful.

Some examples:

My aunt is sick, but I've been told she doesn't need any more material items.  Gift cards to eat out and mail please her the most.  I try weekly to send her mail. I might include some dried lavender, or a sealed tea bag, or a quote.   It is the thought that counts!


My mom was given a gift at work, that I thought was beautiful.  This friend had a large family and didn't have the money to give a fancy gift.  She told my mom, after work to stop by her home.  When mom arrived the friend gave her a glass wine carafe and said follow me.  Mom's friend had a huge garden, filled with veggies, herbs and flowers. My mom is a gardener, too.  She told her once a week, she could stop by and pick a bouquet.  Every week this happened, she would also send me mom home with a few veggies.  I thought this gift was so special, so did my mom. 


Or you could share a poem about a heartfelt gift you are going to give! 






 
I look forward to your gifts, I mean poems. 

 

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18 comments:

  1. It is so wonderful that every writer moulds his/her thoughts to the given prompts. A prompt does not give you an idea of a poem, rather it gives you a seed, a thought that you can wrap your emotions around..

    Thanks Ella, for giving us these seeds of thoughts.

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  2. Gifts should extend beyond the mundane

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  3. Nene-Yes, I agree and when they are from the heart, I think they do :D

    Shivani-Beautiful! You gave me an idea ;D You are welcome~ @>--------

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  4. Thank you, Ella, for the prompt. I've been wanting to write a poem for my daughter and your prompt was just what I needed to say what needed to be said. Your prompts are gifts!

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  5. Thank you for your gift of opening this space for our poems!

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  6. Awesome prompt, kiddo. I shall return!

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  7. Hi Sherry-Thank you! I shall return, too. Daughter is driving me to the tiny country store. I'm in the middle of a mess, but I will be back to read your delicious poems. I have started mine ;D

    Robyn-You are welcome! ;D I look forward to your gift~

    Libby-Oh, this sounds wonderful, I can't wait to read it! :D
    Your words and everyone's are the gift! So much talent in this poetic world~ @>----------- Glad we can share this experience together! Thank you~

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  8. Ella, I wrote this a few hours ago. It is not exactly what you wanted, so I'll be back with something else in a few days when I come back to read. You and Poets United are gifts in my life.

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  9. Mine is a radically different message, and I hope you all read it and give me your real feelings about it. Don't hold back... trust me, I can take it! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/11/21/giving-thanks-without-pilgrim-hats/

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  10. My poem is a gift to all my friends for the gifts they give me http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/to-all-my-friends.html

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  11. Such a wonderful prompt! The best kind of gift :-)

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  12. Hey,im a new blogger, plz do ignore my entry.. its the 13th one.. had to be the 13th one! I posted the wrong link.. this one is my blog too but the poem on 'gifts' is on another link.. its really nice reading everyone's poems here..

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  13. Gifts of little value can so often be priceless.

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  14. Great idea for a prompt Ella :) So much comes to us as gifts.

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  15. I look forward to all of your poems! I will be listing mine tomorrow. Sorry, I didn't get to you sooner. Some how I got the flu....
    Hope everyone is well and those who celebrated enJOYed their day of thanks! ATB

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  16. Thank you for the chance to contribute, if i was a little late.

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  17. This was a lovely prompt. Mine is up.

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  18. Please disregard my link. It was posted in error.

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