Poetry 101 Rehab: Windows

Poetry 101 Rehab: Windows

I carry the tram routes

in my memory

I see the city

from the windows

of trams

The Five and the Nine stop

at the university

But only the Three goes

all the way up

to the cemetery

The crematorium

The terminal

And back

Unless you’re dead

 

In response to Andy Townend’s Poetry 101 Rehab.

Poetry 101 Rehab: Flora

Poetry 101 Rehab: Flora

The florist

with thin white fingers

Binds the bouquet

with a thick black ribbon

Wraps the flowers

in rough brown paper

And hands the dead thing

over the counter

From where I carry it

to adorn the ashes

of the dead

 

In response to Andy Townend’s Poetry 101 Rehab.

Poetry 101 Rehab: Reflection

Poetry 101 Rehab: Reflection

To reflect

Is to dis

connect

The shadow

From the substance

 

In response to Andy Townend’s Poetry 101 Rehab.

Poetry 101 Rehab: Driving

Poetry 101 Rehab: Driving

Drive don’t

Walk

Home

Now

Got to go

Let’s go


In response to Andy Townend’s Poetry 101 Rehab.

Poetry 101 Rehab: Smoke

Poetry 101 Rehab: Smoke

She winds around the chimneys,

Hovers high over house tops,

Locks the docks in wet embrace,

Curls up above the town,

 

Where she, the smoke,

 

Merges with fog,

And baby smog

Wraps the world

Round and round.


In response to Andy Townend’s Poetry 101 Rehab.

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!

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The Prompt: Getaway

Next stop

Stop

Mind the gap

Get on, get off

Get out of the town

Go on with your life

While it’s time

Get

Get away

Getaway

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!

Poetry 101 Rehab: Found

Poetry 101 Rehab: Found

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!

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The Prompt: Found

Time is running out

You’ll be dead inside

Follow me, your sight

I’m your guiding light

 

I belong to you

At mercy

Of revolts, reapers

And star collisions

 

It’s unnatural

Selection

To be

My (un)intended

This week’s prompt is FOUND. My quirky poem is a found poem: I took a playlist of my favourite songs by the band Muse as a starting point and used the titles of songs in a collage piece. You can judge how successful I was by scrolling up to see the header image of this post, a screenshot of the playlist I worked with.

Don’t feel limited to creating only found poems though – all submissions on the topic of FOUND are welcome and eagerly anticipated! What will your take on the keyword FOUND be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link below!

Poetry 101 Rehab: Sleep

Poetry 101 Rehab: Sleep

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!

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The Prompt: Sleep

Sound sleep

Sweat dreams

Of flying high over the sea

Eating caviar with the queen

Waking up

Crippled, cold

And crumbling

Into bits

Of silly dreams

This week’s prompt is SLEEP. My interpretation of this challenge is characteristically dark. Yours could be dark, light or a combination of both – whatever strikes your fancy. What will your take on the keyword SLEEP be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link below!

Poetry 101 Rehab: Away

Poetry 101 Rehab: Away

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!

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The Prompt: Away

A way

A way out

Away

 

A day

A day out

A date

 

A tale

A tale told

The day

On the way

This week’s prompt is AWAY. My interpretation of this challenge is characteristically fragmentary and ambiguous. Yours could be anything you want it to be. What will your take on the keyword AWAY be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link below!

Poetry 101 Rehab: Rubbish

Poetry 101 Rehab: Rubbish

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!

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The Prompt: Rubbish

R b
R     h
     sh

Rub
   bi
Ru    sh

Rubb
    is
Rubbish

This week’s prompt is RUBBISH. My interpretation of this challenge is a rubbish concrete poem. Yours doesn’t need to be rubbish though! What will your take on the keyword RUBBISH be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link below!