Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Think Tank Thursday #91 Escape

Where do you go to escape life's drama? Perhaps an escape is a quiet place to reflect or listen to your inner voice. Maybe a walk, a daydream, or a good book is your way out. Writing is an escape we can all relate to. Do you write poetry to escape? When we dream we sometimes escape and sometimes we replay our day.

What does escape mean to you? When I grew up, I use to escape to the shore. The ebb n' flow of the tide lulled me. It was my place of peace, where I could be myself, reconnect with who I was.   Do you have such a place? I can't visit my childhood escape anymore, I don't live in that state, but I do have other escapes. Do you think we as poets use words to escape?  I would love you to pen a poem and share one of your favorite escapes.

Escape. by *Zaratops

The Refined Escape by ~DigitalDystopian


The Great Escape by ~coco1994

"One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion:  It cannot be done,
since one travels with one's mind."   ~Ella Maillart

"Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's, 
the poet's equal there."  ~Emile M. Cioran

"All the best stories are but one story in reality-the story of escape. It is the only 
thing which interest us all and at all times, how to escape." ~A.C. Benson 

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, Ellie. My escape is to the shore as well, not easy to get there any more......books, also a great escape.........will be back, when I can think of something unexpected.

  2. This is one of my secret sins...escaping...or hitting the reset button...?

  3. Some have to escape from...escaping?

  4. Jack-good one!

    Ollie-Yeah, I think I'm guilty of hitting reset often, too

    Sherry-Thank you! I know I wanted to write about the shore, but I went a different path, kind of ;D

  5. My escape is to the water. The sea is my favourite, but living inland, I often have to be content with lakes and rivers.

  6. Lovely prompt. I haven't had time to write anything on this yet, but I did link an escape limerick I wrote last year. Hope that's okay. :) And I just discovered another of my old escape limericks: Dear Prattlers. Thanks.

  7. Dark. Dark Dark. Short, but dark!

  8. Another great prompt PU people. Lovely. My escape is always the water or in clouds... haha

  9. My escape comes through the beauty of Nature!! I have a new Blog I am hoping folks will follow and enjoy. Thanks Poets United!!

  10. This prompt is tailor-made for me. Ocean, ocean, ocean. Mine is up.

  11. mmh, Is is just me...can't comment on MadKane's and can't see
    Daydreamertoo's poem?!

  12. This one opened up a lot of possibilities.

  13. Thanks for the opportunity. Smiles!

  14. Ella and Poets United,

    I just needed the 'escape' to compose something :)


  15. Thanks everyone!

    Eileen I tried to visit you, very clever to say that, lol
    and it said, I wasn't a member of your blog?!
    I look forward to everyone's poems~

  16. EILEEN,
    This is what it says:

    This blog is open to invited readers only

    It doesn't look like you have been invited to read this blog. If you think this is a mistake, you might want to contact the blog author and request an invitation.

  17. Thank You Folks!! Love you all!

  18. ELLA,

    Thank you for all your efforts to contact my Blog...

    I have just changed to the new Blogger layout and I think I also wrongly reset the 'View my Blog' settings. Hopefully it will now work okay.
    Thanks Ella for making me aware of this problem.

  19. Ella,
    I have attempted to repost my poem again. Not sure if it has worked or not...


  20. Hi Eileen,
    I copied and past linked and it said, the post I was looking for was no longer there?! I am going to go see if the above links work~
    You are welcome; I love your poems and feel sad, there is something wrong!

  21. Wow, I'm late to the playground but I enjoyed this, Thank you!


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