Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank - #32 As Time Goes By

Suggested by signed... bkm

Don’t you just love Humphrey, Ingrid and the Silver Screen?  Sam could play it again and again for me and I would never grow tired of it.  By the way did you know the phrase “Play it again Sam” was never uttered?  It is one of the top ten misquotes in history.  If you don’t believe me look it up!  Ok maybe it’s just me and bkm that are infatuated with the silver screen and classic Hollywood but this week we wanted to share this passion of ours with everyone here at Poets United.
This will be the beginning of a continued theme on The Thursday Think Tank.  Every third Thursday we intend to bring you a musical or movie inspired theme.  We have done one or two before, the most recent one I recall was Leonard Cohen suggested by Mary Kling, but bkm thinks it should be a common occurrence and I couldn’t agree more. 
Find a quiet moment and listen to “As Time Goes By”.  If you need further inspiration watch the montage that runs alongside the song on the YouTube video.  Let it take you somewhere you may have never been before and let it inspire your inner poet.  Please share what came to life for you through your pen.  We look forward to reading all your wonderful words.

If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.

There 3 simple rules:

1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.

2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.

3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.


  1. Fantastic prompt. Making it regular is a great idea. Well, this one should be a shoo-in for me, it was my mom and dad's song.

  2. very lovely prompt, bkm..

    Happy Thursday.

  3. This was timely - I had just written a poem last night about time passages.

  4. Very nice prompt....lots of ideas to write about.

  5. Love that song, but it is sorrowful.
    Happy Thursday to all!

  6. Old classic black and white movies are a passion of mine. This is ano lder post of mine that captures my feelings of a Sunday afternoon and some old film friends.

  7. Great prompt. More difficult than I thought, which makes it all the better.

  8. Great idea; I love it! This was hard for me; it did give me back cherished memories~ Thank you!


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