Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ A Flower Was Offered To Me



                                                 
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                     Midweek Motif ~ A Flower Was Offered To Me                                                 



Let us start from the same place and then take our own route. Ever week we do that though. We write on the same topic in our own way.


Today we will begin with the same sentence and add our own variety to it. You may use your chosen form or write in free verse style.


The inspiring sentence is from a renowned poet's poem. You may have read the poem before. If you haven't , read it after you've done yours. You will have a pleasant surprise.


This week there is no need for other poems for our inspiration.


"A flower was offered to me," is taken from William Blake's My Pretty Rose Tree.


So begin YOUR poem with: A flower was offered to me,


Please share your new poem using Mr. Linky below and visit others in the spirit of the community

                                  (Next week Sumana's Midweek Motif will be Weird)




26 comments:

  1. Good morning, Friends. Nice prompt, Sumana. I will look forward to reading all the poems that begin with that wonderful line you provided.

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  2. Hello friends hope you'll enjoy...Thanks for the link up Mary :)

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  3. Thank you for the challenge today - it was blooming wonderful!

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  4. loved this prompt Sumana and did not know the Blake either so that was a nice surprise

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  5. I hope people will read the prompt carefully...as the beginning words of the poem are very specific.

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  6. Please remove my link, since I didn't play according to the rules. Thank you.

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    1. We seldom have prompts that have specific words...but this one has a bit of a different requirement than the norm.

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    2. Perhaps a warning would have been in order: "Please do not link your poem if it does not begin with the phrase 'a flower was offered to me.' Thank you, poets, for your cooperation."

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    3. The prompt says, "So begin YOUR poem with: A flower was offered to me." I don't think it could be more clear.

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    4. It also says, 'Today we will begin with the same sentence.' I turned off my online access during a thunderstorm, and misremembered the sentence! So some people may have seen a slightly different beginning to my poem. But then I realised, and used the (much better!) sentence from Blake.

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  7. Hey everyone,

    Sorry I am late, had a migraine due to the awful weather today. I will be back with something bright and new :)

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    1. Thank you Sanaa, hope you are better now...

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    2. You're most welcome Sumana
      I am feeling much better :)
      xo

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  8. This prompt evoked a special memory. I hope you can bask in the memory with me :)
    Happy March to each of you!

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  9. Than you for the prompt, Sumana. Look forward to reading the poems.

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  10. A very lovely prompt, Sumana. And an interesting idea to see what would happen if we all started with the exact same words. I hope some will!

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    1. Glad to see that wish fulfilled. Though most of us saw it as a metaphor for the offering of love, still there was much variety in how that was treated. Many lovely poems have resulted.

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  11. I couldn't resist playing, though I won't be back to read others until later. My poem doesn't really merit much comment, I was just playing with the passive voice of Blake's poem.

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  12. I liked this prompt very much. Using a line from a poem is a great idea...,makes for a more interesting challenge than just a single word. More please:)

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  13. That was an exciting prompt, Sumana. Very challenging...enjoyed writing anyway! :)

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  14. Lovely prompt. I too enjoyed writing to it. Thank you Sumana.

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  15. I am late to the party--again--thank you so much for this inspirational prompt!

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  16. I am late but, I will be around to read in a bit.

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  17. A beautiful and different motif this time.

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  18. This was really cool - reading all the different directions we all took to the same opening line.........what a cool prompt!

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  19. Loved this prompt but missed the linky - have linked to the Poetry Pantry.

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