Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Swimming


Alice in Wonderland, Chapter 2, Illustration by John Tenniel





Midweek Motif ~ Swimming



Your challenge is to take us Swimming.  

Build a poem around a swimming adventure, misadventure or place ~ literal or psychological or fantastical.  



Swimming Hole by Thomas Eakins





For those who are new to Poets United:  
  1. Post your new swimming poem on your site, and then link it here.
  2. If you use a picture include its link.  
  3. Share only original and new work written for this challenge. 
  4. Leave a comment here.
  5. Visit and comment on our poems.
(Next week's Midweek Motif is Health.)


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27 comments:

  1. Good Morning Poets! I'm heading out to a busy morning of doctors and water walking. I'll be back mid afternoon to join you here. Have a marvelous day.

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  2. Good morning Susan! (It's almost midnight here in my part of the world though). Thanks for the prompt... I have approached it a little differently :-)

    Don't get too busy.. have a nice day ahead. I'll be sleeping soon and hope to wake up with lots of poetry to read :-)

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    1. I came home to some mighty fine poems, including yours. Thanks for taking on this prompt and adding photography.

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  3. Hi Susan thanks for a wonderful prompt like this...get well soon...

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    1. Ah, Sumana--you take us far with so few words. Thank you!

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  4. Sorry that first link will send you right back here - Im on the moon today :)

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    1. Moon-lit water, maybe. Thank you for another powerful poem.

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  5. Happy mid-week, poets! Love the photo of the happy dog in the water. Looking forward to reading the responses......mine took me way back to the lake of my youth.

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    1. Hello, Sherry! I put the dog in for you, of course.

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  6. Thanks for making me moving in the swimming direction... Good day to all!

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    1. Good day to you. Thanks for the challenging poem you wrote!

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  7. Thanks for the wonderful prompt, Susan!! It prompted me to write a poem from my imagination, I think, I have abnormal fear of water...(acquaphobia). So it didn't take long for me to plunge into that deep sea. Smiles...
    Lovely pics...like sherry said, I too lovedd the dog in the water :) Thank you.
    Hope everything went on well. It's quite late now, I shall come back to read the other poems tomorrow.

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    1. Amazing poem! If that's only imagination ....! AS for me: I keep checking unspecified leg pain--a little more than sciatica and a little less than actual broken bones. It's probably just bruised muscles, but all I've been doing different is treading water in a pool at a gym! Talk about swimming ...

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  8. Hi Susan,

    My take on this week's motif is an inspirational poem I published to my blog last year that uses swimming as a metaphor. Good night.

    jt

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    1. Thanks for posting, James. We don't usually accept old poems for this new-poem prompt--we save that for the Sunday Pantry. But, hey ...

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  9. Susan,

    Leaving a new poem with Poets United today. An excellent motif, with plenty of room for interpretation...
    Best wishes,
    Eileen

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    1. Thanks for taking up the challenge, Eileen and making it your own.

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  10. Hi Susan,
    This is very timely for me.
    Mine is up at: http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/my-head-is-swimming/

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    1. I don't think you read these comments. You never explain why you don't use the linky. I've asked several times and so has Mary.

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  11. Taking a different view on this prompt- Thank you for another highly creative and visionary theme...

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    1. Good to see you, Anjum. I found a poem you wrote on the 10th of November, Anjum. Was this the one you intended for this swimming motif?

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  12. I'm embarrassed to admit that I never learned how to swim. Almost drowned once, learning. But that's not what I wrote about. Thanks for the promt Susan.

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    1. Thank you for writing to this prompt, Myrna. I love romping and floating in water, but cannot swim/crawl to save my life.

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  13. it sounds simple..but it's not..this prompt threw me into the space where i had to do lot of swimming..smiles..thank you Susan

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    1. For us who benefit from your writing, it was worth it. Thank you for swimming through!

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  14. Please bring the rest of our poems tomorrow to the Poetry Pantry--old ones and new!

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