Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Thursday Think Tank # 69 - Haunted Houses

It is the first Thursday of the month and time for our photo prompt #69. Turning the calendar to October reminds me of the magic of my youth, jumping in leaves, apple picking and Halloween.

I know not what you expected, but this is the most haunted home in my town. Hard to believe right....
I hope you will pen a poem inspired by this photo, think of things that might go bump in the night. If ghosts aren't your cup of tea, then pen a poem, about who lived here and what their lives were like.
For fun, I want you to see the door. This is a close up, not photo shop, but cropped and you see her or do you see a tree? 

I can't wait to read what you see, hear or imagine~Ella

Our Monthly "Reflection" photo prompt is provided to us by Ella Wilson . We would like to thank Ella for her inspiring photos and for helping us out here at Poets United. If you would like to know more about Ella, see her other photos or read her poetry please visit the blog below:

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.


  1. I have seen the same ghost in my grandma's house since I was a little girl. This is about her. Enjoy!

  2. I hope you like this one. I look forward to reading everyone's haunted poems. :)

  3. I may be stretching it a little here - kind of combining two prompts. This is about being haunted or obsessed by a lover.

  4. Hello everyone, a first timer to Thursday Think Tank. Love this topic.

    Mine is about a real life experience. It's midnight in my part of the world. I'll go around your poems in a couple of hours.

  5. Fear is the moisture that condenses on your skin
    That knee-jerk reaction at the drop of a pin

  6. I do not see her. I wish I could say that she did not see me.

  7. Wonderful photos! Very inspiring.

  8. I thought I would do a ghostly story but took another route.

  9. Got round to it at last! Great prompt.

  10. I'm late in doing this prompt, though it was a fun one for me. Mine is totally fictional.

  11. Late too in sending this in. How about scary dreams in a scary house? Creepy prompt but perfect for October and the Halloween season!

  12. Poets United,

    Late with my poem, as I have been on holiday.


  13. I'm late, ghosts don't notice time, right?!
    Thanks to all that contributed; I can't wait to visit you. I have been sick~


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