Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Verse First ~ Icy



Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems. 

Today's notion?

~ ICY ~

Three letters. One small word.  Myriad meanings and applications. Could be intensely cold, like a stare or a glare or a nasty attitude, or simply the weather. Or maybe it just means something is covered with ice.

Icy is an application that enables users to install and manage other apps on jailbroken iPhones; and Urban Dictionary defines icy as a descriptor for  expensive-looking clothing or jewelry. Icy.


"Fountain Freeze" © Kim Nelson

"Icy Sonora" © Kim Nelson

"Cold & Blue" © Kim Nelson



Take this information, or one of the above images and write away. Post the poem on your website, then use Mr. Linky to share it with us. Feel free to leave a comment below, and be sure to enjoy the work of your fellow poets by visiting and commenting on one another's work. 

Looking forward to reading some amazing poems! ~ Kim





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26 comments:

  1. Love this, Kim.So nicely done with your inspiring images.
    It will brighten my morning thinking on it while I take my walk through the pale sunshine.
    Almost as good as Kay's revelation on the IG disclaimer this morning:-)

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    1. A walk is how I shall conjure a response to Izy, Aprille. Great minds... ;-)

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  2. I'm liking your prompts, verbal assists and the pictures a lot. Thanks Looking forward to seeing others responses as well :-)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know, Steven. And please feel free to offer up any ideas. I'll try to mix it up a bit and keep it interesting. Write on!

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  3. oooh, ice jewelry sounds pretty! I love the look of ice, but not the danger! Fun prompt Kim :D Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

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  4. Your prompt took me to several states of mind, some hypothermic. I went with the hopeful state.

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  5. I continue to find inspiration in paintings! This time I used a painting of an 'ice palace' from earlier times. Looking forward to reading other offerings!

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  6. I love the various routes our creative minds take us, given the same information. I'll be over to read you this afternoon, Ella, Libby and Mary.

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  7. I find such inspiration in your images. Although I wrote this poem several months ago, thought it was fitting as it uses today's prompt, icy.

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    1. Your poem is ideal for the day, Lisa. I left you a note!

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  8. I'm working on a chapbook of winter poetry. Winter is so powerful - both beautiful and, yet, hostile - deadly, actually.

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  9. Ok, I usually don't link a predated poem to a new prompt but I couldn't resist, especially because I just posted it a day or two ago. A perfect prompt Kim, I'm feeling icy too :-)

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  10. Kim,

    Thank you for another super prompt word....I could have thought of the recent icy weather and snow, but instead I took another route.
    Thinking of the world and unrest, including recent scenes in the city of my birth Belfast. Peoples apart came to mind...

    Eileen:)
    I shall visit over the next few days to the other poems posted:)

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    1. So appreciate that you always get around to the other writers, Eileen. That support is a wonderful thing about our community.

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  11. I have just written a poem that fits this prompt. Thanks Kim.

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  12. Sorry Kim, I see I've got a double entry up on the Mr.Linky board and the removal tool's not letting me take one down. I also haven't been able to post a comment so hope this goes up or I'll try to write to you through PU.

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    1. No problem! LOVE this piece you created for the photo of my land covered in ice. It reads like a detailed short story. Nice work!

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  13. Thank you for the prompt, once again it stretched the imagination and the boundaries, which is always a good thing! Alan

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    1. Imagination and boundary stretching are such good mental exercises. Keeps us young, right?

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  14. Hi Kim,
    I did mine ice poem on glaciers! ;D It made me remember layers of wonderful memories! Thank you~

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    1. Just read it Ella... and the layers of meaning in all components of your post are impressive and fun to read.

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  15. my depression is sapping my creativity again but I finally managed to get some energy to write for this prompt and I'm actually pleased with the outcome, thanks for keeping me prompted :)

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  16. Urdu, in Pakistan, I didn't see a link to a poem. Your site is confusing, so I don't know if you had an 'icy' poem or not.

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  17. I got very silly here, and hope you will tell me what your third image really is. On a whim. I made my title serious. Waiting eagerly for your laughter. Even tho I am a day late.

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  18. Phew! Made it! (And killign two birds...)

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