Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday #89 Light

I was wondering what direction to take us, when I got a bright idea!  Why not light?
Light represents so many things.  Light offers hope, it provides us with insight, and the proverbial bright idea. I also think of candles and birthdays. Candle light could lend one to think of romance.  All things light illuminate our world. What does light mean to you? What do you see when you hear this word?  This song comes to my  mind, "This little light of mine"  "....let it shine, let it shine, let it shine..."  Are you singing with me?  lol  I could go on and on...but what really matters is what comes into your mind when you think of light!  Our prompt for this week is LIGHT!  Pen a poem inspired by light! I look forward to reading your luminescent poems~

The Light Bulb by ~marc-falzon

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  ~Chinese Proverb

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.  
~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.  ~Ben Sweetland

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. Great Prompt Ella. Thank YOU and PU for such a great place to share our thoughts!

  2. A terrific prompt today Ella! I realy enjoy Think Tank Thursday. Thanks.

  3. "Bright idea" indeed, Ella! I love your prompts!

  4. Another good one! ( I feel as if I touched on this with the first poem I wrote for Poets United. I shall have to find another view.)

  5. Poets United,

    Written with the thoughts of an absent friend in mind right now.....


  6. Somebody beat me to the bright idea thing!

  7. I was kind of surprised what came out when I mulched the word light in my brain. Kind of humorous but maybe a touch of truth to it...

  8. An excellent choice, though challenging, with its abstract nature.

  9. Thanks, Ella, for your prompt. The 'light' finally went on in my mind, and I knew what to write about.

  10. Surprisingly, a poem inspired by light led me right back into the dark again. Thanks, Ella, for a thought-provoking prompt!

  11. You cannot say enough about light. My two are up.

  12. Most beautiful and inspiring prompt, Ella! I look forward to gleaning the light from poetic peeps now! Thank you everyone!


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