Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Verse First ~ The Places You Love

Verse First ~ The Places You Love

Welcome to VERSE FIRST, where simple notions prompt amazing poems.
Today's notion?

THE PLACES YOU LOVE

We can thank our own Sherry Blue Sky for inspiring this prompt when she wrote this poem after reading "Say The Names" by Canadian poet, Al Purdy.

Follow Sherry's lead and consider the places you love and all that they mean to you. Say their names aloud. Listen to their rhythm. Embrace the emotions they evoke, and then write an ode to those wondrous locales.

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21 comments:

  1. Oh how cool. Am off to work but will be back!

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  2. Yes, Kim, thanks! I couldn't focus on any one place besides home. I'm going to work on this in the next few years, thinking with envy of those like Sherry who know.

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    1. Kim, this page doesn't seem to have its own address.

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    2. This worked for me, Susan...

      http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2013/09/verse-first-places-you-love-welcome-to.html

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  3. Great prompt Sherry and Kim
    thanks to Poets United for stirring the imagination

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  4. Hmmm.....am WRECKED from working today, and am thinking, there's no way I can do any better than the poem Kim linked here - so will just post it again and those who have read it can skip it this time. Deal? Thanks for setting this as a prompt, Kim. I cant wait to read everyone's offerings. I will get around to you, kids......am in pain from head to toe right now so may take a breather first.....

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    1. Sherry, I love this poem and keep it in my folder of poems I cannot live without. But honey, how can you lighten the load before exhaustion and pain set in?

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    2. I too have loved this poem since you first posted it, Sherry.

      And I echo Susan's question about your wellbeing.

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  5. Thank you, Kim. A lovely idea. Mine is apropos for today ...

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  6. thanks Kim for another great prompt and thank you Sherry..... i've written about my most cherished place where i can never return.....hope to sit on other blooms as soon as i am back from work....

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  7. Sherry - thanks for triggering the idea of this poem... and Kim Nelson for the prompt. This is definitely a poem I would have never written. I enjoyed the process immensely. Will be 'round later tonight after kids are tucked in bed.

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  8. love this prompt! looking forward to reading about loved places :-)

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  9. Sorry, there was a technical problem and my post got deleted. Most people read it. Thank you to those who commented. Could you please remove the link as it no longer works. Thank you.

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    1. Can't you post it again, with a new link?

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    2. Thank you for the suggestion, Rosemary, but the original file and image are lost. For some reason, Internet Explorer doesn't allow me to post text. I've switched to Chrome, and that seems to work better. I have a new poem linked to The Poetry Pantry today. :)

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  10. Glad I managed to get to this in time. I'm not quite sure why I chose to interpret this prompt as I did, but the poem was quite insistent, for days!

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  11. Linking very late for this prompt but I will be back to read as it is nearly 1 am here :-)

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