As you know, I seldom comment these days in the Adult W.O.M. Poems section. I did for a long time but eventually had to throw in the towel on that activity. I always read and enjoy your work but you wouldn’t have a way to know that.
What began as a simple writing prompt remains, I think, one of the most effective and widely used prompts in blogdom. I long ago lost count of the poets who have posted here or the number of poems they’ve created in response to the Word of the Month challenge. I only know how proud I am of this feature and how grateful for the good spirited participation it generates month after month. Many publishable poems have been seen here first.
At the midpoint of May we’ve seen the work of Jane Yolen, Joy Acey, Helen Kemp Zax, Janet Kay Gallagher, Donna Welch Earnhardt, Linda Boyden, and Deborah Hold Williams posted here plus a contribution by Jeanne Poland that she posted on her own blog. I’m sure we’ll see others in the coming two weeks.
On or about the first day of the month I post the latest word and scramble to remove all the previous month’s poems and comments. Nothing is ever saved. Most months I sit down that first morning and pick a word on the spot. Now and then you provide me with words and I work off that list for a while.
If you know of others who should like the fun of posting poems inspired by a single word, please invite them to join. Our range of experience goes from virtually none to multi-published masters and everyone learns while having a good time.