Congrats on Day 14 if you are participating in National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). Here is a prompt I hope inspires you today.
The streets of Brooklyn are so interesting to me. I was recently there for my son's wedding and we had a couple of days to walk around... these are a few photos I snapped and I hope you find one that inspires a poem.
Where is your favorite town or city to take a stroll in? If you like, please use that as a springboard instead of these photos. I'd prefer it NOT be nature or the beach. If you live in the country or rural area, try and recall a visit to a city or town as a child, or have visited as an adult. Give it your best shot, please write a new poem, post to Mr. Linky below, and visit your fellow poets.
|(Chelsea district, NYC)|
|(Chelsea district, NYC)|
Thanks for the inspiration to flash back!
Hi Margaret, I wrote a poem that arose from a contemplation of your photos, especially those which show the untidy corners, crumbling edges and trashy puddles, but my poem strayed from the exact intention you may have had. I hope it's still alright to link it up (in the spirit of April)!
Perfectly fine, Kerry. I'm not a stickler for rigid rules. Inspiration is what I offer - if it's close or obviously triggered by my prompt, I'm OK. ESPECIALLY with a poem a day for a month!
I like the prompt, thank you, Margaret There are a lot of places I've been that I would tour again. I settled on a wee part of London. I hope to have pictures later this afternoon.
My piece is perhaps a bit long for a month of poems every day – but it's easy reading, so I hope no-one finds it an imposition. Hard to find the right picture to illustrate it, though. Maybe I need a series. (Yes, I know that was not a requirement, but it would be nice.)
Fabulous photos. I love the movie "Brooklyn", and as a teen adored the book "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." Cool prompt.
Margaret, did I read that right, your son got married? Wow! Big news!!!!
I swear your kids are all children and pre-teens so I'm not sure how this happened but congratulations!
Great pictures. I have never been to NYC but will try to write to one of these. I didn't get anything written yesterday, and so have fallen off the Nano Neener wagon, so to speak. Perhaps I can clamber back on.
Margaret thanks for the wonderful prompt. I wrote about one of my favorite cities- New Orleans.
Thank you, Margaret for those great pictures and (for me) a challenging prompt. I was surprised to find I had difficulty leaving out nature :-)
kerry, love the "untidy corners, crumbling edges and trashy puddles"
I went back to 21 in Kansas City. I write a poem inspired by your pigeon photo, but it didn't fit this prompt.
Late night here 😊 will be back in the morning to read others and comment on all their wonderful poems! 💞☕
Marian... you got me thinking - I think Will was around 16 when I first started writing poetry - has it really been 10 years!
Thanks for playing everyone - I was fascinated with your descriptions of your urban walks... I am glad I thought of asking for outside places other than Brooklyn!
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