Poetry 101 Rehab: Home

Poetry 101 Rehab: Home

Do you miss the Writing 201: Poetry course by the Daily Post? Then join this blogging challenge, Poetry 101 Rehab, that will provide your poetry fix!

How it works

Each Monday at 01:00 pm UTC I will publish a poetry prompt along with my response to it. You are invited to answer the prompt, twist it or ignore it; write a poem of your own or share a poem by another author.

I would love to hear about your inspiration, your creative process or other poetry related thoughts, but this is no way obligatory. Nothing is obligatory in this challenge, the idea is to get together, talk poetry and have fun!

How You can Join

Anyone can participate, anytime you want. Publish your poetry post and add a link to it to the InLinkz link-up below my post, or share your link in a comment. Use the tag Poetry 101 Rehab, so we can find each other in the Reader.

I will act as your hostess, and I’ll be here for you to reply your comments, read your verses, like and comment. While my blog is the starting point for the challenge, do visit fellow poets in the link-up and chat to them on their blogs!


The Prompt: Home

Home is

Where heart is


And head becomes


With it


And hurt ceases

And sleep comes

At once



At ease

At home


This week’s prompt is HOME. I interpreted the keyword rather unoriginally, musing on what home means to me. You can tweak and twist the prompt as you wish: write about an ideal home, an unhappy home or the homeless – or something entirely different. What will your take on the keyword HOME be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link below!

64 thoughts on “Poetry 101 Rehab: Home

          1. I really have to agree. You have build up a great thing here, Mara. You have poets who found and connected with one another because you have brought them together. And I can only guess and strongly believe that we all are happy about that.
            And not only that, you also motivate us all with your prompts and you inspire us.

            Thank you, Mara 🙂

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          2. Awe, thank you! You put it very nicely… It’s actually you, fellow bloggers and poets, who inspire me, and I’m deeply humbled that you all chose to come here and read each other’s poems and socialise… Thank you for it!

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          3. Ha! What an ingenious use of “lay” and “lie” in one sentence… May I use it as an example in my English classes? 😉 And, thank you, your appreciation is much appreciated.

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          4. Unless in remedial class, which I once was when attempting to study Atomic and Nuclear Physics and was sent to remedial Math class…happy days 😉


    1. Thanks for your compliment! No funky app, it’s an ordinary photo, not much post-edited even – the subject is a little house painted on the brick wall in a public place. It’d quite eerie!

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    1. Never mind the LinkUp, I’ll add your link for you. Old or new, I love your poem nevertheless – it’s an original take on the prompt and a curious story/poem to read! Thank you for it.

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  1. Beautiful poem, probably my favourite one as of yet! I especially love the middle stanzas; they bring something fresh, something new to the well known idiom (proverb?), “home is where the heart is”. Thanks for sharing again!
    Here’s my attempt… for some reason, i found it much more challenging this time; the words wouldn’t come, even as I tried to force them to arrive (but then again, that never helps). https://trimmedwords.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/home/
    (I know! Again with the futile questions…)


    1. Wow! Thank you so much for your compliment, you’re too kind! You are right, forcing inspiration to come doesn’t help – however, your resulting poem definitely doesn’t feel forced! It’s simply excellent. I hardly have words to describe how powerfully your piece affected it. Thank you for sharing it!

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      1. I don’t know what to say! That is very high praise, but I certainly don’t put you to shame! But thank you 🙂


  2. ‘unoriginally’ – maybe? But if it resonates does this matter? It certainly resonates with me. Home is definitely where my heart is and my heart has many homes because of this:-). Thanks for the opportunity to give my poems another home:-)


    1. Experimenting is good! And your experiment in rhyme went really well – the poem reads smoothly, naturally, unforced. Thank you so much for contributing yet another great piece for the rehab!

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  3. HI, I joined the WP writing poetry 101 and enjoyed it so much. I have just found your blog and your Rehab for the WP 101, I am so pleased to have found you! I will be following and joining your challenges as much as I can. Thank you so much for continuing. Janice x


    1. Hello, Janice and welcome! It’s great to see you and I do hope that you’ll find this modest offspin of WP’s Poetry Course inspiring and fun! Can’t wait for your contributions 😉


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