Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Verse First ~ The Ordinary

Verse First ~ The Ordinary


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

THE ORDINARY

Today's prompt is simple and sweet. Write about something quite ordinary. In the words of Natalie Goldberg"Give homage to old coffee cups, sparrows, city buses, thin ham sandwiches."

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20 comments:

  1. Happy Wednesday, Poets. Look forward to seeing what ordinary things you have to share.. Hope you will take the time to visit others as well.

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  2. There's lots of ordinary where I've been spending most of my time lately!

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  3. Nothing more ordinary than a house plant, right? Or maybe not.......

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  4. The magic of the ordinary! It can be very comforting if your own, and in that, extraordinary. And when it is not a choice but conformity imposed from the outside, it can be very disturbing.

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    1. Can't seem to leave a response to PT. I wanted to say that the chosen ordinary of that poem is right near the top of my llist too and the the details work even without the direct address at the end.

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  5. Thanks for the great prompt Kim......and a Happy Wednesday friends.. :)

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  6. Hi kids, am here. Counting down to when life returns to normal - MONDAY NIGHT! So, right now, "ordinary" sounds positively glorious to me!

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  7. PT- I love comfy blankets too. Loved your poem.

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  8. I took a "sad" tack for those whose ordinary is difficult
    Thanks Kim for putting these together each week

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  9. it's been quite awhile since coming to poets united....glad to have found the site again... miss pie

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  10. being an ordinary man... there is lots to choose from.... :)

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  11. I can't think of anything more ordinary than garbage:

    On trash day I set a tv
    On the curb and before I could flee,
    A neighborhood jerk
    Yelled, “How well does it work?”
    Guess he wanted a signed guaranty.

    Madeleine Begun Kane

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    1. Sounds like my neighborhood! Nothing goes to waste. Great piece, Mad. So glad to see you here again.

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    2. ha! there are takers for trash too! :)

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  12. ALARM!, (well named), i didn't get to say goodbye, empty coffee cup.

    One legged man, on the staircase, smiles, three steps from the top---ascending.

    Cat purrs asleep in positions i will never try---relaxed, he farts.

    ha. ok, three quick one lines for you. spent the day offline catching up on work.

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    1. Interesting Brian! the rat race leaves enough to see. hope to see more on this...

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  13. Kim,

    I am late visiting this week, as I have been occupied by my grandmothering duties. I hope to visit other contributors over the next few days.
    Life is never boring being ordinary!!!

    Eileen:)

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  14. Annell's link should be: http://www.somethingsithinkabout-annell-annell.blogspot.com/

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  15. Ordinary, defining, ubiquitous, ominous: your credit score. Potentially debilitating. Yet, worthy of homage, or at least a fair warning. Good prompt!

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