Sunday, August 11, 2013

Prompt 284: Farewell

Farewell, One Single Impression. This is our last prompt for this blog. We hope you are able to find a new home . . . be sure to let us know so that we can help you publicize your endeavor. It's been a wonderful experience establishing a forum for your poetry. We made so many wonderful friends. Keep in touch! Sandy can be followed at Writing in Faith. Andree can be followed at her Facebook page, which is where she is hanging out most of the time. Leave comments this week for this prompt so that we can refer back to them if you want to get in touch. 
Bless you all! 
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Prompt 283: Circles

 
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Prompt 282: Change

 
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Prompt 281: Swoon

 Gillena Cox at Lunchbreak brings us this week's prompt, swoon.  Here is her poem and image:


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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Prompt 280: Wrinkle

 
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Prompt 279: Demon

 
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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Prompt 278: Fragile

 This week's prompt is FRAGILE.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Last Prompts

You may notice that the last three prompts for this cycle are suggested by us at One Single Impression. We are thinking that we are at the end of this journey and perhaps it is time for others to take over the management of this blog. But perhaps it is time for this blog to retire — we simply are not sure. Now there is Facebook (which we are not using to its full potential), Google+ (which we are not using at all), and other new sites and technologies that we honestly do not have the energy to engage. If anyone is interested in leading this group, e-mail Sandy or Andrée at the address on the right. Bless all of you and your talents. We have come to know you personally even if we may not even type to you or you to us. We are friends on Facebook and G+ and don’t want to lose those friendships. So let us know, and we shall move on through the next seven prompts!
 
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DATE

PROMPT

CONTRIBUTOR

June 30 - July 6, 2013

Fragile

Ramesh Sood of A Little More Than Ordinary

July 7 - July 13, 2013

Demon

Satya

July 14 - 20, 2013

Wrinkle

Haiku Tuna

July 21 - 27, 2013

Swoon

Gillena Cox of Lunch Break

July 28 - August 3, 2013

Change

One Single Impression

August 4 - 10, 2013

Circles

One Single Impression

August 11 - 17, 2013

Farewell

One Single Impression

 
 
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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Prompt 276: Dash

This week's prompt is dash. I began thinking about the various meanings of the word, so I went over to the Online Etymology Dictionary to track down its origins. I've included all I came across up to dashboard because I thought dashboard was interesting, if not relevant, and that's what happens when you open the dictionary.

dash (n.) Look up dash at Dictionary.com
late 14c., from dash (v.). Sporting sense is from 1881, originally "race run in one heat."
dashing (adj.) Look up dashing at Dictionary.com
1801, "given to cutting a dash" (1786), which was a colloquial expression for "acting brilliantly," from dash (n.) in the sense of "showy appearance," which is attested from 1715. The sense of "splashing" is recorded from mid-15c.
dash (v.) Look up dash at Dictionary.com
c.1300, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish daska, Danish daske "to beat, strike"), somehow imitative. The oldest sense is that in dash to pieces and dashed hopes. Intransitive meaning "move quickly" appeared c.1300, that of "to write hurriedly" is 1726. Related: Dasheddashing.
dashboard (n.) Look up dashboard at Dictionary.com
1846, from dash (v.) + board (n.1); "board in front of a carriage to stop mud from being splashed ("dashed") into the vehicle by the horse's hoofs." Of motor vehicles, from 1904.



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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Call for Prompts

Here we are again with a call for prompts.  Please leave a prompt in the comments section with a link to the blog where you publish your poetry.  Then, please check back to see when your prompt will appear.  Andree does a great job of posting a table with the dates and links to your blog.  Please send us a poem and a link back to you for this site on the week your prompt appears.

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Prompt 275: Myth

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Prompt 274: Weak

Thanks to Harshad Mehta  of The Space Within for this week's prompt, weak.  Here is his poem.  Thank you, Harshad, for this contribution and your continued support.
Weak?

Driven to edge
By her hope
To be held in love

No complaint against those who pushed
Just sad, they are the ones
She yearned to be held by

Who else could?
With others she is careful
Not candid

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Prompt 273: Flow

Locomente brings us this week's prompt, flow. Here are Locomente's image and poem:  

Yes! That was the day
They had waited long enough
Oh! First their eyes met
Yes! First their eyes met
Then they cuddled each other
Now their fingers met
Yes! Their fingers met
They lay on each other's arms
And love flowed within
Yes! Love flowed within
Suppressed longing gushed outside
Love touched pinnacle

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Promppt 272: Rekindle

Anya's prompt rekindle is up this week. Keep the poetic fires burning!
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Prompt 271: Feel / Feelings

Jim's prompt feelings is up this week!
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Prompt 270: Liquid

Thanks to Gillena Cox for this week's prompt, liquid.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Prompt 269: Twilight

Loch Rob of A Small Look Inside suggests this week's prompt, twilight.  Thank you, Rob, for this wonderful poem and this great image.  We appreciate your support of and participation in One Single Impression.



In the ocean of an evening
Keeping watch along the shore
Between light and dark
Constellations, and so much more

Like a canvas painted
In shades of grey
Out from the shadows
So close, yet far far away

A handful of thoughts
Tossed into the nighttime sky
Grow old in the making
Forgotten, by and by

Watching time pass by the window
Day says goodnight and departs
Letters in a bottle drift away
Oceans of thought impart

So, I try to catch the light
But it gets away
I keep thinking
Will it come back another day?

Stars poke slowly out
Pinholes on a charcoal slate
Floating in the nightfall
Water in the waves won't wait

Frosty moonlight descends 
Breath hangs in the darkening night
Shadows the twilight won't free
Bow to an awakened first light

Morning flies on, the stars softly sigh
Raise a hand across your eyes
Pause, then suddenly realize
It's the dawning of the day


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Saturday, April 20, 2013

And Even More!

Please be sure to e-mail your submission and any artwork to us by Friday before the posted date!
 

DATE

PROMPT

CONTRIBUTOR

April 21-27, 2013

Twilight

Lochrob at A Small Look Inside

April 28 - May 4, 2013

Liquid

Gillena Cox at Caribbean Kigo Kukai

May 5-11, 2013

Feel / Feelings

Jim of Jim’s Little Photo and Poem Place

May 12-18, 2013

Rekindle

Anya Padyam of Poetic Endeavors

May 19-25, 2013

Flow

Satya Rekha of Locomente

May 26 - June 1, 2013

Weak

Harshad Mehta Space Within

June 2-8, 2013

Myth

Ramesh Sood of A Little More Than Ordinary

June 9-15, 2013

Dash

Gautami Tripoli of Rooted

 
 
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Prompt 268: Please

We are again out of prompts,so this week's offering is please--as in please suggest a prompt in the comments section and include the link to the blog where you publish your poems. We would like to feature your poem the week your prompt appears, so please plan to share your poem for us on that week once we publish the new schedule of prompts!

Here's some food for thought from the Online Etymology Dictionary:


please (v.) Look up please at Dictionary.com
early 14c., "to be agreeable," from Old French plaisir "to please, give pleasure to, satisfy" (11c., Modern French plaire, the form of which is perhaps due to analogy of faire), from Latin placere "to be acceptable, be liked, be approved," related to placare "to soothe, quiet" (source of Spanish placer, Italian piacere), possibly from PIE *plak-e- "to be calm," via notion of still water, etc., from root *plak- (1) "to be flat" (see placenta).

Meaning "to delight" in English is from late 14c. Inverted use for "to be pleased" is from c.1500, first in Scottish, and paralleling the evolution of synonymous like (v.). Intransitive sense (e.g. do as you please) first recorded c.1500; imperative use (e.g. please do this), first recorded 1620s, was probably a shortening of if it please (you) (late 14c.). Related:Pleasedpleasingpleasingly.

Verbs for "please" supply the stereotype polite word (e.g. "Please come in," short for may it please you to ...) in many languages (French, Italian), "But more widespread is the use of the first singular of a verb for 'ask, request' " [Buck, who cites German bitte, Polish proszę, etc.]. Spanish favor is short for hace el favor "do the favor." Danish has in this sensevær saa god, literally "be so good."
pleased (adj.) Look up pleased at Dictionary.com
"satisfied, contented," late 14c., past participle adjective from please (v.).
pleaser (n.) Look up pleaser at Dictionary.com
1520s, agent noun from please.
displease (v.) Look up displease at Dictionary.com
early 14c., from Old French desplais-, present tense stem of desplaisir "to displease" (13c.), from Latin displicere "displease," from dis- "not" (see dis-) + placere "to please" (seeplease). Related: Displeaseddispleasing.