Today I offer inspiration from poets born in April.
"A fresh and vigorous weed, always renewed and renewing, it will cut
its wondrous way through rubbish and rubble." William Jay Smith
"More matter with less art" Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare
"One can live without having survived." Carolyn Forche
"To write a blues song is to regiment riots and pluck gems from graves."
~ Etheridge Knight
“You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.” ― Annie Dillard
Let these quotes lead to poetry. You can choose any form, or no form at all. I also used photos I felt worked with the quotes. You can draw inspiration from them also. I am including the license information from Pexels which applies to each image
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✓ No attribution requiredPlease add your poem link to Mr. Linky and visit your fellow poets to read what today's post inspired.
I am over the moon with your wonderful prompt, Susie. I see the exact quote which will push me to continue my views of battle sequence. This is a great prompt for so late in the month of poetry writing. I am excited to read the responses.
Fabulous prompt. Just posted and will spend much of today playing catch up with reading.
Loved the prompt, Susie!💜 I chose to write on the quote by Carolyn Forche. Day 22! Phew!☕
A great prompt Susie. .as always! Enjoy Sunday!
I must be going mad...where's Linky?
Oh dear.. the linky has vanished. The site sometimes crashes. We will have to leave our links in the comment box until it reappears.
Views of the Battlefield (Parts V - VII) below.
Mr Linky is back!!💜☕
Good Sunday everyone. Thank you Susie for prompting us today.
I had to go bright today... the dandelion is inspiring.
I am still without the linky...Trying to follow new posts via the blogroll.
Thank you for this truly inspiring prompt Susie. I am busy today but I already know the quote and will be composing in my head while pretending to enjoy myself.
I'm sorry about Mr. Linky. I use Google and it doesn't show up on the page, but when I checked with Internet Explorer it shows up. It looks like it may be a search engine issue. Please add your link to your poem in the comment section and Mr. Linky if you can see it.
Good Morning, Toads! Thanks, Susie, for this prompt. I saw Carolyn Forche's quote paired with that photo, and I knew I would go dark...
Please accept my hogwash of jumping off of cliffs....as I literally am with graduation looming and finals projects pending. Mine is a brain dump.
Anell, i love the No sculpture west of the mississippi
Candy, I love your dandelion poem - and the idea that dandelion leaves are the new kale! - but cant find a place to comment. Loved it, though!
I do see Mr Linky and have used it, but just in case will also post my link here: https://enheduannasdaughter.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/born-to-jump.html
I was curious to see the context of the Annie Dillard quote, so I went hunting and discovered it wasn't her at all, though many people think so following a misattribution in an (oh dear!) Australian newspaper. It was really Ray Bradbury ... and I had fun playing with it.
Thanks everyone. As always each of you provided stellar poems. Mr. Linky was contrary,but I think he came through in the end.
I'm late - again - and again - but well, so it is.
Anyhow, thanks for the great prompt Susie - it's wonderful and inspiring - and I've penned a quick short yellow burst.
hope everyone is hanging in there - I'll be catching up as I can!
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