Poetry 101 Rehab: Getaway

Poetry 101 Rehab: Getaway

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: Getaway

Next stop


Mind the gap

Get on, get off

Get out of the town

Go on with your life

While it’s time


Get away


This week’s prompt is GETAWAY. My response, besides being a play on words, was inspired by my recent trip to London (hence the “Mind the Gap” announcement on the tube) and ads for weekend getaways. What will your take on the keyword GETAWAY be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link below!

Next Week: Change of Host!

I’ll be on a blogging hiatus this summer, but no worries, Poetry 101 Rehab will continue elsewhere! Starting next week, the same event in the same format will be taken over by your new host, Andy Townend.

Andy is a photographer, writer and poet, a regular rehab patient and host of the Dark Side Thursday challenge. I’m sure that you will enjoy the change and will report on Andy’s blog next Monday for your regular dose of poetry!

40 thoughts on “Poetry 101 Rehab: Getaway

  1. I seem to have been having hiatus myself but hope to get to this one as I soooo want to get away (from work) at the moment! Your poem perfectly describes what I would like to do 🙂


  2. After having been on a few train trips recently, I can relate to your poem. Loved it! Sorry you will be gone if only for a while.


  3. Andy’s going to be a great replacement for you. That will be fun 🙂
    But I can only agree that we’ll all be missing you dearly.
    I hope you can relax and recover during your break.

    Your poem is truly exciting with its words and rhythm.

    Very inspirational – as always 😉 I can’t wait to begin writing….

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, I completely agree, Andy will do just fine with leading the rehab while I’m away working… I’ll be happy to rejoin you in September. Meanwhile, have a poetic summer!


          1. I am looking forward to it 😉

            By the way: Andy is being the perfect substitute 🙂


  4. “With Eyes Closed Wide” a poem in response to the prompt “Getaway” – http://wp.me/p5BCD4-9r

    During prayer and also meeting for worship, to prepare to hear God’s “still small voice”, it is helpful to come to a point of stillness. This poem reflects my decades long entry point into listening, beginning years before there was a friends meeting here in town, and now again after it was laid down. Most of the Friends here have been associated with the universities, and they have eventually moved on. The core was not large enough to maintain the group.


  5. Mara, normally, I myself would have thought of the London trip as a getaway. Or your summer hiatus. Whatever you are imagining as a place to get away, I can feel the urgency to leave summarily. The longer lines diminishing to shorter/much shorter ones do a good job of communicating an increasing urgency. I enjoy your poem.

    I have that feeling also. My sister and her daughter have been visiting, the first days of the week, which is rare and lovely, and we have visited nonstop whenever we’ve been together. I do so resent my low tolerance, sometimes, for activity around me. I would identify that feeling of mine with the sort of feeling you express in your poem.


    1. I couldn’t agree more. Sometimes a person needs a bit more space and some time away from other people, however beloved… And sometimes a change of location can do wonders! Here’s to happy getaways 😉

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      1. Thank you – I haveto say I love to read your pieces too. You just know how to always make a point


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