Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday #85 Strings

I thought of a few ideas this week for our prompt. This one kept coming to mind. Our prompt for this week is #85 Strings. When I think of strings, I think of music, connections, and matters that tug at one's heart.

"Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string."

"But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung."
~Amelia Barr

"We are only puppets, our strings are being pulled by unknown forces."
~Georg Buchner

I want you to think about strings. I use to play Cat's in the Cradle, when I was a kid. I think of brown paper packages tied up with strings. C'mon I know you know this song, these are a few of "My Favorite Things" by Julie Andrews, in the movie "The Sound of Music". The strings of a cobweb, the string section of instruments, how unique their sound. Perhaps you will think of flying a kite.. So write a poem that you can tie a memory to with strings!   Did I string you along... ;D

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. Photo credit:
    Strings by ~Anamith
    strings by ~RothermRebeka
    Broken Strings by *gold-rose

  2. Ella,

    I loved the many options possible with this great prompt.


  3. Wonderful prompt! Thanks for the inspiration. Here's my Last-String Limerick.

  4. Just passing and in a hurry so have linked to a poem, a terzenelle no less, that I did a while ago but fits nicely with the strings theme.

  5. Thanks for the prompt. I managed to find some 'other' strings to my bow Ella :)

  6. I'm always amazed that a prompt can get the poem out of the brain pan. Thanks.

  7. Damn! The poem I linked to had nothing to do with string! Apologies I was rushing and I thought it was a poetry pantry!

  8. This is a great mind bender of a prompt Ella! :-)

  9. My (bleh) dayjob is qc at a weaving facility, the title of my poem is what we call the people who take care of the looms.

  10. I found the prompt intriguing - and timely for me!

    Great interview with the lovely Ms. Rene.

  11. I posted a poem before I arrived here but I think the cart is pulling the horse just fine because it fit perfectly. Sometimes life just works...

  12. That was so much fun! Great prompt, thank you! So nice to see so many familiar names, hello everyone!


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