Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wonder Wednesday ~ Upon Reflection

Reflecting Pool, National Arboretum, Washington DC 

Welcome to Wonder Wednesday, where simple notions prompt amazing poems. 

Today's notion?

REFLECTION



 World Financial Center, Battery Park NYC


Consider the word reflection and all its varied meanings. You could write about the action of bending or folding back; or refer to the consideration of an idea or particular subject matter. A reflection can be an image mirrored back to you or an effect produced by an influence. So many angles. So many meanings. So much to reflect upon. In fact, Merriam-Webster suggests this simple word has 9 distinctly different meanings. Which inspires you?

Take this information, or one of the images I've offered up, and create a poem about reflection. 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 reflective creations of your fellow poets by visiting and commenting on one another's work.  



Candles, Window-side
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Thank You! ~Kim



42 comments:

  1. Good morning, Kim.
    Enjoyable prompt today. Thank you.
    The fountains will make reflection hard to find in the Arboretum pool :-)

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  2. An interesting prompt, Kim! Looking forward to seeing what others write as well.

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  3. Good Morning, All! You are right, Aprille... I wondered about that while standing there. The sound, however, does promote a reflective attitude. Perhaps it is a multi-sensory prompt, this!

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  4. Hi Kim! I love your view and the amazing photos :D Thank you for this unique prompt! It should create some gorgeous poetry~

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    1. Hope so, Ella. Have a great and creative Wednesday!

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  5. Fun, even though I did follow the prompt down a melancholy path.

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    1. Melancholy makes for good reading, too, Libby!

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  6. Interesting prompt, Kim. Thanks! I shall return!

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  7. Oh hey Thanks a ton Kim! My own name means reflection! What a fun prompt it was for me! :)

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    1. Terrific piece, Chhavi. Hope you link here, too!

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  8. So, I just finished writing a poem and then moseyed over here to see what us Poets were up to when Lo! and Behold! my poem is a fit! That's a first. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. It sure is! Don't forget to link up!

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  9. Ella,

    I hope you will be feeling better soon. Winter can be a tough time for our health. Take care and some rest as well:)

    My poem was written today, with specific personal reflections back to early, unhappy years. A very recent conversation brought these words to life.
    A tough, but good prompt Ella.
    Best Wishes,
    Eileen:)

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    1. Thank you Eileen for the well wishes! Kim is our prompter today! I have a wondrous one for next week ;D Yes, that was a hint, lol.

      I do hope to join in...I'm still thinking!
      Best Wishes to you :D

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  10. I am a little late to the game today--I ran my errands before the rain--Thank you Kim!

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    1. Pleasure, Audrey. Your piece is riveting.

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  11. It's been a while, but I'd like to be on the blogroll again,

    Elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! Welcome back-yeah!!! ;D

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  12. Hope you will begin writing / linking with us again, Elizabeth. Have not seen you here in a bit.

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  13. the mister linky is already closed? it's barely Thursday. here's my poem ~

    http://myheartslovesongs.com/2013/01/09/there-is-a-place-i-used-to-go/

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  14. Dani, I will enter your link in Mr. Linky. There is a place where you can click to see the links.

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    1. Ooops, it is closed...maybe it will open later.

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  15. Mary, Ella, KIm,

    There seems to be a new fault with the Linky, which sends me an email, claiming undeliverable mail. The email address is an old Yahoo address which Rob used in the early days poetsunited@ymail.com
    I would be grateful if you could check out the reason for this problem linking a poem/comment to this email.

    Thanks,
    Eileen:)

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  16. Sorry for the confusion, folks. My first time using Mr. Linky. Mary has offered guidance, so this should not happen in the future!

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    1. Kim, I'd probably have a meltdown if I tried to manage Mr. Linky. He sounds so playful, so benign... and then he opens his mouth and reveals tiny sharp teeth!! Muu-ha-haaaaa!

      Don't sweat the small stuff. We're with you all the way! Love, Amy

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  17. Kim,

    Thank you for hosting the Wednesday Wonder this week:) Don't worry about the technical glitches, we all understand how it can sometimes be. Poets United contributors are a very good spirited group:)We will all be standing waiting for the next challenge!!

    Good Luck Kim,
    Eileen

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  18. Hi Kim,
    I couldn't get mine to post, so here it is! Thanks Kim~
    http://www.ellasfont.blogspot.com/2013/01/dream.html

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  19. Hi Kim! Not sure if it's too late or not, here's mine
    http://saravinas.blogspot.com/2013/01/left-for-good.html

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  20. Hi I couldn't find that linky thingy to post, but i enjoyed the prompt

    http://alanpaulstevens.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/reflections/

    I hope this works,
    Alan

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  21. I couldn't find the linky. Hence posting my link here...

    http://panchalibolchi.blogspot.in/2013/01/fools-lament.html

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  22. Added you all! Thanks for your patience!
    ~K

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    1. And I'm heading to the airport, so will have little internet access the next few days. Will update when possible.

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    2. Thank you Kim! It was a great prompt :-)

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  23. hereis my entry, is it ok to have it.here for linking up http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/reflections.html.

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  24. Hey, Kim, excellent prompt. I'm glad I saw this, because the subject of my poem is not only a reflective person, but his music gives way to deep reflection. Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/01/11/zen-man/

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  25. Here goes my link :)
    http://whisperingwithwords.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/freedom-redefined/

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  26. Link to my reflection:
    http://judyidliketosay.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-tropical-reflection.html

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  27. Link: http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com

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