Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Verse First ~ Voices




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

Today's notion?

VOICES


Mary Oliver begins her poem, The Journey, with these lines:

                                                               One day you finally knew
                                                               what you had to do, and began,
                                                               though the voices around you
                                                               kept shouting
                                                               their bad advice~

In The Sun Watches the Sun, Serbian poet Dejan Stojanovic says:

                                                              We hear only our own voices,
                                                               still echoes returning to our emptiness


"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

And of course, 'Til Tuesday gained fame with the lyrics, 

                                                               "Hush, hush

                                                                keep it down now

                                                                voices carry." 

Voices.

What do they say to you? What do you want to say about them? What influence do you want those voices to have in the world? 

Write a poem about voices. Post your work on your website, then use Mr. Linky to share it with us. Feel free to leave a comment below; and please support others in the  community by reading their work and sharing your comments.

Looking forward to some amazing poems! ~ Kim




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19 comments:

  1. Lovely prompt. Very relevant. But before I come in let me catch up with last week's responses. Have a huge backlog to clr:)

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  2. I'm happy to participate this week...and I'm looking forward to reading everyone's poems. Thank you for the great prompt!

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  3. Hi, everyone... and thanks for another great prompt, Kim.

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  4. HELLO EVERYBODY. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I AM PARTICIPATING IN A PROMPT, (VOICES) LOVING IT!!!!!!


    MY WISHES FOR EVERYONE AND PLEASE KEEP WRITING , ALL YOU POETIC PEOPLE.

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  5. This piece for me was about finding a new voice. It's actually a song which just adds to the whole voice prompt.

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  6. Beautiful Kim! :D
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  7. Hi all! For this prompt I'm linking to an older poem that I put on a recent photo. (Hope thelink takes you to the correct post) Cheers!

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  8. This prompt took me away from my current inevitable theme of widowhood - and I'm glad to know I can still deal with other topics! :)

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  9. Every week one new prompt ..makes us think ...and come out with our verse

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  10. Lovely prompt...thank you for inspiring our verses today!

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  11. Re posting now with the html of the respective post. New here, so slowly slowly learning the usage.
    Thanks.

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  12. Greetings, Fellow Poets! We hosted my youngest daughter's wedding last Saturday, and had houseguests for a week. Then we got the flu! :-P . Feeling better now and will visit all today. Thanks for posting and carrying on! ~KIM

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  13. Congratulations Kim! ...on the wedding, not the flu, of course :-) Glad you are feeling better. I'll be making rounds to see what these amazing poets have come up with, slowly, but I will make them!

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  14. Kim,

    You have had a very busy time. Congratulations on having the wedding and also, for shaking off the flu, and returning back here!!!

    Listening to voices can be worthwhile, with hindsight....

    Eileen:)

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  15. I came a little bit late, but will be making my way around....enjoyed the prompt, Kim.

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  16. Kim, Congratulations on your daughters wedding!

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  17. ah! missed the linky widget :(

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    1. No worries... there is always next week!

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