Category Archives: Carry On Tuesday

SITTING ALONE

Carry on Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/2011/10/carry-on-tuesday-128.html, prompt 128 is: sitting alone listening to the silence. Again, I let a freewrite lead the way—this time to doggerel. SITTING ALONE by Mike Patrick Sitting alone in nature’s house listening to the silence of beauty; … Continue reading

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Carry on Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/2011/10/carry-on-tuesday-127.html, prompt #127, is “The show must go on.” I did a ten minute freewrite on “the show must go on,” and then, for the first time, I selected all my lines for the poem from the … Continue reading

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ROSE CAPPED HILLS

Prompt #122, for Carry On Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, was taken from the opening or a poem by Crystallynn Barringer, “When I look into your eyes.” One of my first attempts at free verse started with just such a line. In its … Continue reading

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THE CALL

Carry on Tuesday’s http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, prompt #121: Home is where the heart is. A comment on another posting gave me a direction for this one. THE CALL by Mike Patrick I’ve heard the wilderness’ loud cry. it keeps asking me to … Continue reading

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IF I SHOULD DIE, THINK ONLY THIS OF ME

Prompt #17 for Carry On Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, was to use all or part of “If I should die, think only this of me” (the first line of Rupert Brooks poem, The Soldier). I simply used it as the title of … Continue reading

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I PAINT A PICTURE IN MY HEAD

Carry On Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, prompt #115 was “In my head I paint a picture.” Not very iambic, but definitely something fun to work with. I want to take a second to give everyone a warning. I have often praised VersePerfect, … Continue reading

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LOANER

The prompt for Carry On Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, was to use as much or as little of Shakespeare’s line from Hamlet: Neither a borrower nor a lender be. My muse woke up for this one. It ended up being written in … Continue reading

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