Thursday, November 29, 2012

PAD Week Four-No More

The end of the 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge  is upon us! Tomorrow is the 30th and final day.
I'll miss having a new prompt served up first thing each morning. Thanks to all of the poets who shared a prompt for this month's challenge. This was a new twist. I enjoyed being introduced to members of the Poetic Asides community this way and look forward to continue visiting some new blogs.
I also hope to keep the writing momentum going by providing my own prompts. I have a long list of ideas that I've been keeping. Now its time to start crossing them off the list by turning them into poems.
A few of the prompts this month involved using lines from poems by other poets or from other poems we had written. That reminded me that I have some random lines and groups of lines in a list and in various notepads. They should keep me busy, too.
Of course, it would be nice to have a prompt from someone else every so often. Fortunately, Robert Lee Brewer provides a prompt on Poetic Asides each Wednesday. He also sneaks in a form challenge every so often. Thanks, Robert.
Following is my favorite poem from this challenge. I think it is my favorite because it is about a topic and place that have become very special to me through poetry.

Still Sweatin’

the music they say is dead was so alive, it sweated.-Mbembe Milton Smith

The music still sweats
in a familiar place
a room known as blue
in the mecca of
18th and Vine
in a building that
keeps it alive
where the greats
are enshrined
and a new generation
gets it start
Congratulations to all the writers who participated in a writing challenge this month! What did you take away from your challenge?
Give the following link a click:
The Big Yellow Taxi Tour from Lara Britt's Writing Space (This is a must read for Joni Mitchell fans!)

Take a Picture-Seasonal Songs
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  1. Thanks for the mention and the inspiration for the Big Yellow Taxi post. It's always nice to come here and get a taste of KC culture. I can smell the barbeque and hear the jazz...swear I can.

    1. Then I have done my job! I love the Big Yellow Taxi post. It's great to know the history behind the song and I always enjoy your tours!

  2. Congrats on your success with PAD! I enjoyed your poem! :-)

    1. Thanks, Linda. I've enjoyed reading yours throughout the month.