Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Thursday Think Tank #79 - Unique

Happy New Year everyone! I love the feeling of a fresh start. It has that blank page feel and the pristine beginnings of a new book. The photo I chose may appear odd at first, but I think you will see why. Goals and change all have to start within. It is an inside job at first, then it ripples out. Did you make any resolutions or goals for the New Year?

"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few."~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I see many things in this photo. What do you see? Pen a poem that reflects your feelings, your view.

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:
Ella's Edge

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.

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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. i too posted my poem...but its not pertaining to the given image...

  2. I've been considering joining in here for some time. I hope you like my offering.

  3. Hello and Happy New Year everyone!

    I wrote a poem and I hope you will enjoy it.

  4. Some slightly abstract new year's resolutions - either much easier or much harder to escape from, I'm not sure which.

  5. Happy new year all at poets united. Thanks so much for all that you do.

  6. Lovely prompt Ella....hope everyone has a wonderful and Happy New Year! :-)

  7. This was fun - except for being able to nail down exactly what type of shell this is but there are a gazillion varieties of periwinkles so it won!

  8. Yes, it
    I went a whole different path, then I intended. Funny how that goes sometimes~

    Happy New Year everyone! Can't wait to read your unique gems~

  9. sorry ~ i didn't realize i should have used the image, too.

    happy new year everyone!

  10. i love this prompt because i love seashells...have a great weekend everyone!

  11. Thank you for a lovely photo and interesting prompt perspective, Ella. You pulled some deep stuff from my writer's well.

  12. Thank You Poets United Members for being a BIG part of my life!!!! Just posted for the new week....:)

  13. I loved all of the poems I have read. They are magical and filled with so many unique views :D

    So glad you gave it a whirl!
    Thank you!
    Happy New Year~

  14. Poets United,

    Trying to get back into the mode of writing, after the holidays.
    When thinking of things unique, it was easy. My friendships........



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