Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Prompts for the New Year

DATE PROMPT CONTRIBUTOR
January 1 - 7, 2012
Change
January 8 - 14, 2012
Invincible The Dryad at Invincible Summer
January 15 - 21, 2012
Soul Irendi of Recklessly Me
January 22 - 28, 2012
Smile Geraldine of Take a Happy Break
January 29 - February 4, 2012
Wrong Sandra of La Palabra Diminuta
February 5 - 11, 2012 Sour grapes Leo of I Rhyme Without Reason

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My apologies for being late. I feel awful. I think I was having too much fun at home on Christmas vacation. Love and Happy New Year to all!  Andrée

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Prompt 200: Renewal

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Prompt 199: Inkpot

Inkpot is this week's prompt, thanks to Nessa of Vanessa V. Kilmer.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Call for Prompts to Start 2012

It's that time again!  Please suggest some new prompts to begin 2012.  Leave a single word or topic in a comment with a link to the blog where you will post your poem.  Please send us your poem and/or image a few days before your prompt is scheduled to run so we can feature your work.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Prompt 198: Knight

Thanks to Amity of Dreams are my Reality for this week's post, knight. Here is her poem:



Beloved covert knight
Drifting away so sadly
You are my dear friend.
~*~*~*~
I thought that I knew you
But now I'm not sure

You used to be friendly
But not anymore

Each day we grow farther
Apart and I'm sad

We used to be best friends
The best I ever had.

At some point things changed
And our lives split apart

I wish it weren't us
I wish not this way.

~*~*~*~



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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Prompt 197: Sapid

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Prompt 196: A Fool's Paradise

Thanks to Leo of I Rhyme Without Reason for this week's prompt, a fool's paradise.  Here is his poem.

I am lost, forgotten in the world where I stay,
invisible, though I ain’t a million miles away;
No whispers behind my back, shouts more,
feel wanted at times, though mostly ignored.
After so many stabs, you’d think I’ve learned,
no good can come here when often spurned.
By optimism consumed, I’ve built on this lie,
that all friends are forever, even after we die.
Fool’s paradise, that’s where I always reside,
I cannot escape, cannot even say I have tried.


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Prompt 195: Seeking

Thanks to Harshad Mehta of Space Within for this week's prompt, seeking. Here are his image and poem.

All my
Hurts, sorrows and pains
Dissolved as your hands stroked my head,
Agitated mind slowed
Peace dawned and
Coolness felt.
Love kindled
Smile returned.

Searching
For that magic
That will turn my tears into smile,
In books and knowledge
In wealth and power
In people and relationships…..

Search
Is eternal.

If you happen to find,
Hold on, don’t let go
For your life.


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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Prompt 194: Hourglass

Thanks to Julie of 365 for this week's prompt, hourglass.  Here is her poem:

The grains slip by slowly at first,
a trickle, barely noticed,
but as the sand continues down
pace steadily increasing,
then moments, then days, then years
fly by -- silently diminishing.
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Prompt 193: Birdie

Kaykuala of Rainbow brings us the prompt birdie. Enjoy this one, friends!
Here is his poem:

Birdie

 (In Golf birdie has a special meaning. It refers to the score of
 one-under, one better than par for the hole)

 14 clubs, that’s the maximum  allowed
 Steeped with rules and regulations than most
 Timing to be on the tee-box to the dot
 Not to be late for any scheduled stops

 The young and old if you have the will
 You can start at the cradle for the feel
 Of clubs or the myriads of balls available
 You can still swing at 80 if you are able

 A game most fair to all irrespective of skill
 A handicap system creates a level playing field
 A lower handicapped can still win the match
 The system supports fairness the way  it is played

 It is the easiest of games so said the Pro
 The ball is stationary that you must know
 Just take your stance and tee-off as normal
 The same all the way until you reach the 18th hole

 Not the whole truth as the game is not just physical
 The difficulties are related more  to a game of mental
 Getting good scores of pars, birdies, eagles or a hole-in-one
 Nerves of steel are needed but that ‘s where all the fun

 It is a frustrating game as we all had sadly experienced
 But the prize-money of sweat and tears count into millions
 The new Tigers, Rory McIlroy and Yani Tseng are on the rise
 Lurking in the shadows though Woods can still spring a surprise
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Prompt 192: Sunset

SUNSET

Your tears are for the
both of us
I know your pain well
it is mine
But it’s okay to break
let it go
My calm will help you
lift your burden
I'll help you in carrying
what you can't
My strength will serve when
yours is gone
I'll always be close by
keeping an eye
And when you're unable to
walk any longer
I'll carry you in my arms
across the sea ...
into the sunset ...

Kremo of The Obtuse Angle

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Prompt 191: Limber Up

Swapnap of Following a Rainbow has recommended this week's prompt, limber up. Let's all be as flexible as possible this week!
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Prompt 190: Paper

Gautami of Rooted suggested this week's prompt, paper.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

New Prompts for Winter

DATE PROMPT CONTRIBUTOR
October 16 - 22, 2011
Paper
October 23 - 29, 2011
Limber Up
October 30 - November 5, 2011
Sunset
November 6 - 12, 2011
Birdie
November 13 - 19, 2011
Hourglass
November 20 - 26, 2011
Seeking
November 27 - December 3, 2011
A Fool’s Paradise
December 4 - 10, 2011
Sapid*
December 11 - 17, 2011
Knight
December 18 - 24, 2011
Inkpot
December 25 - 31, 2011
Renewal
* From dictionary.com:
sapid \SAP-id\, adjective:
1. Having taste or flavor, especially having a strong pleasant flavor.
2. Agreeable to the mind; to one's liking.
Chemistry can concentrate the sapid and odorous elements of the peach and the bitter almond into a transparent fluid -- David William Cheever, "Tobacco", The Atlantic, August 1860
I've raved about the elegant and earthy lobster-and-truffle sausage, the sapid sea bass with coarse salt poached in lobster oil, and the indescribably complex and delectable ballottine of lamb stuffed with ground veal, sweet-breads and truffles. -- James Villas, "Why Taillevent thrives", Town & Country, March 1, 1998
Sapid comes from Latin sapidus, "savory," from sapere, "to taste."
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Prompt 189: River

This week's prompt, river, comes to us from Ramesh of A Little More Than Ordinary.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Prompt 188: Language

Sandra of La Palabra Diminuta brings us this week's prompt, language, with these awesome poems:

I don´t recall a single word
but your gestures …your glance

no recuerdo palabras
sólo tus gestos...tu mirada
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that word was so soft
it remained undeciphered
thus joining us both


apenas se oyó
quedando indescifrable
nos unió a los dos
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quise buscar las palabras
para contar ese cuento
pero no encontré ninguna
que tradujera el momento
se me deshace el lenguaje
como el agua entre los dedos
y solo queda el silencio
en los sonidos del viento
un enigma en esta hora
una verdad de otro tiempo,
inaudibles se quedaron
sus sonidos tan pequeños
que no sé si nacerán
para algún oído nuevo
que descifrará el mensaje
cuando lo devuelva el viento
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Prompt 187: Amuse

Thanks to Mad Kane of Mad Kane's Humor Blog for this week's prompt, amuse. Here is her blog post and delightful poetic offering:

One of my favorite poetry prompt sites, One Single Impression, has asked its poet-participants to propose word prompts for upcoming editions. I suggested the word “amuse,” which will be used next week, starting September 25th. Here’s a limerick and haiku I wrote for the occasion:

Amusing Verse … I Hope
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I try to amuse when I write,
In my quest to pen verse that has bite.
But sometimes my muse
Lets me down. Yes j’accuse!
I suspect that it does it for spite.

*****

Poetry prompt sites
inspire, amuse, bring friends,
awaken muses.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Call for Prompts

Time flies; it seems like we just did this!  It's time for prompts again.  Please leave your prompt in the comments with a link to the blog where you will publish your poem when your prompt comes up.  Please leave just one prompt, and do so only if you plan to give us a poem to post on this page the day your prompt appears.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Prompt 186: Betrayal

Thanks for the prompt, betrayal, from Leo from I Rhyme Without Reason. Here is his poem:

I know it was right,
for the eons to come;
but as of this moment,
it seems wearisome.
lonely amidst a crowd,
I seem to be lost;
I still keep my smile,
but at what cost?
without a dream,
can hope be reborn?
for so many times
both I have scorned
deep from my heart
a beat betrays;
a lie that I uttered
knowingly in dismay.


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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Prompt 185: Notebook

Thanks to Tami of Rooted for this week's prompt, notebook. Here is her poignant poem:

Notebook
you are not here-
yet you are here

my notebook knows
that even if I don't

invisible words form there
electrons jump all over
spilling into my space

"you invaded it,
and now refuse to let go"
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Prompt 184: Weed

This week's prompt is weed. Good luck and enjoy!
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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Prompt 183: Wheat

Wheat is this week's prompt. Here's the history of the word according to Word-Origins.com:

Wheat is etymologically the ‘white’ grain. The word comes from prehistoric Germanic *khvaitjaz (source also of German weizen, Dutch weit, Swedish hvete, and Danish hvede), which was derived from a variant of the base *khwīt-, source of English white. It alludes to the ‘white’ flour produced by grinding the grain.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Prompt 182: Obsession

Amity of Dreams are my Reality brings us this week's prompt, obsession.


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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Prompt 181: Silence

This week's prompt is silence, thanks to Shail.
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Prompt 180: Dreams

Thanks to Isabel of In the Silence of the Day for this week's prompt, dreams. Here is her poem:


She wonders
what fate has planned for her,
what option to take,
her indecision, born from regret,
troubles her.

Yet,
in her dreams,
where zebras fly,
 fireflies play guitar,
and cats are guardian angels,
visions of her past
walk through the portals of time
to visit her.



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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Prompt 179: Uncomfortable

This week's prompt is uncomfortable. Go for it!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Prompt 178: Need

Prema of An Inner Space brings us this week's prompt, need. Here is her poem:


Needs…. Needs….
Needs….and Needs….
This….. That……..
This way…..That way…..
This much…..and That much
Oh………… Never Enough!

Tired of seeking
Gasping for breath
Gave up…
Sat down …..
For a rest pause!

The pause not only gave rest,
But also peace and a new direction.
Leading to the silence deep within
‘What was never sought for!’


Seeking stopped...!





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Monday, July 18, 2011

Haiku Heights Anniversary Invitation

Leo (I Rhyme Without Reason) has invited One Single Impression to the anniversary celebration of his meme, Haiku Heights, from the 23rd of July at 10:10pm to the 30th of July at 10:09pm.

There is no topic or theme for that one week. You can write one or more haiku on any theme that you wish and share with us.

So get your pencils out — you have a full week to write any haiku of your choosing!

Thank you, Leo!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Prompt 177: Phantom

Here's to Felicity of Confessions of a Philosophy Junkie for this week's prompt, phantom, and here is her poem:

Most of the time,
I'm only half a person -
With half a name,
That no one utters.
A phantom limb -
That no one misses.


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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Prompt 176: Respect

Thanks to Sandra of If for this week's prompt, respect.  Please visit her blog (by clicking on the blog name) for her beautiful poem.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

We Have A Tau-Ku Challenge Random Winner!

Jim is the random winner of our First Annual Tau-Ku Challenge

Jim’s yummy tau-ku can be found here. I have also reproduced it below:

six is almost magic
bit more
2 π x R = CC

                                                      Where: 
                                                      π = pi 
                                                      x = times 
                                                      R = Radius 
                                                      CC = Circumference of this homemade key lime pie

Congratulations, Jim! Please e-mail me at meeyauw at gmail dot com
as soon as you are able to learn about your prize!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Prompt 175: Crater

Crater

        I've dug myself a big hole, woe is me
        I've squandered all my money on the horse
        Hole not for swimming rather to bury
        Loser I picked is winning not. My curse
        Don't wait, that crater will be filled today
        I've made my peace with the Lord, He'll forgive
        Death by the shovel that dug is my way
        Tomorrow you'll find me not though I live
        Horse has nagged once too often for my ears
        I'm killing my wife of too many years

Jim of Jim’s Little Photo and Poem Place

Our apologies to Jim. Internet connections don’t seem to be working well this weekend.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Tau Day! Poetry Contest Begins Today!

 
En Syu Ritsu (The Circle Ratio)

The First Annual Tau-Ku Challenge

Today, June 28, is Tau Day. What’s a tau? Read here or click the caption to the image above to learn more. The value of tau is twice the value of pi, or 6.28. The significance of this for One Single Impression is a poetry contest! Because my life is out of control with a new kitten (don’t get one unless you can supervise it every moment of the day and night), this will not be a one day contest. It will run until Saturday at midnight. I will announce the randomly drawn winner on Tuesday, July 5. I can’t announce it earlier because of the Fourth of July holiday that I need to photograph.

So anyhow, here are the rules of the contest:

  • The topic is your choice.
  • The format is:
    • 1st line: 6 syllables
    • 2nd line: 2 syllables
    • 3rd line: 8 syllables
  • Use the inlinkz so that I can have inlinkz choose a random winner.
  • Sorry — only one entry per person!
  • The prize will be your poem and my photography combined into a beautiful display.

And that’s it! Good luck to you all. May the Random Number gods be with you.

I thank Jim for hauling me back into reality here so that I could get the inlinkz up. Late. But it’s up Thank you, Jim! You saved me!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Prompt 174: Seven Sins

Thanks to Fiducia of Rivera's Flame and Ice for this week's prompt, seven sins.  Here is her poem:

Singing praises, Sins as deadly as is!

Blinded by curses that's forbidden,
Embraced in clutches of evil,
Whispers stalk church to chapels,
Thee all, bears a child of devil,
Speak we, do the good in need,
Dormant, it sleeps deep within,
Minds so silent, in conscience,
Damn, awakes an everlasting terror...

Crushing, destroys grace of life,
Absorbed in vain, while confession,
Six things the Lord hateth, in tears,
Seventh, His soul loathes, thy creation,
Good virtues battle the evil vices,
Temptations live to sing the tale,
Good is cornered by evil, all ends,
Savior, to wipe all wrath, there's none...

Belief in abilities, as vanity rises,
Bearer of the deadliest, as christened,
Donning a disguise, in truth, in lies,
Fatal it seems, in progress, its 'pride'...

Desire for the rest, in joy, in distress,
Content, one is not with that bestowed,
Yearns for best, urges minds to plea,
Swallows generosity, for 'envy' to be...

Limit not known, in senses deprived,
To consume more, than what one could try,
Inordinate as all sees it, so loony,
Even money seems small, in front of 'gluttony'..

Pleasures and passion, in color that bleed,
Dreadful desires, taking to a high, in spirits
Rendered to a feeling, unknown in time..
Deformed by love, 'lust' indulges minds in crime..

Manifests fury, swaying decisions, so grim,
Hate overcomes shadow of peace and pun,
Second name to wrath, linked to danger,
Once near, none can save thee, not even 'anger'...

As realms of spirituality, turns its back on life,
Hearts long for gains, worth of debris, so old,
Life gets what it wants, cribs for what it needs..
Cycle of nature wheeling on, never ends one's greed...

Avoidance of effort, laying back in comfort,
Physical actions thrown away for the strong,
When you realize, you have been good for none..
Say cool! coz' you are a recipient of 'sloth'....



Photo credit:  hell by ~pitagoras-dlrkn (from deviantart.com)
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Prompt 173: Wind

Dani suggested this week’s prompt: Wind
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Please Play by the Rules

One of our faithful participants has made us aware that some of the bloggers posting links to this site are not playing by the rules.  Instead, they are linking to poems written in response to prompts on other memes or to poems written for a different purpose at some other time.

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Prompt 172: Miss (Long for)

Surrendering

A dog in street, my pet,
playful,
Loving.  

Returning after a few days from tour,
I see him in a corner,
Low & depressed.
He runs towards me,
His joy displayed,  

Making me feel wanted.
Just loving and wanted to be loved.

He does it by waggling his tail.

I too like him
Missed my loved ones & their love,
Feeling low & depressed.  

But I couldn’t waggle my tail.
Suffering silently….  

What stopped me?

      *

But no more.

I now know,
To waggle tail
is to surrender
to HIM.

Written for OSI Prompt : Miss (long for)
Harshad 10.6.11

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