Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Spread the Joy!

Spread the Joy!

Greetings, Poetry Jam Friends!  First of all, this will be our last poetry prompt for 2014.  It is a busy time of year for most of us, whether we are prompters or poets or both.   (And we all might need a bit of a break...smiles.)  Thanks to each of you who has participated here during this past year.  You have definitely been a JOY!  Wishing you each a wonderful end to 2014.  We will resume with regular prompts on January 6.

This week's prompt is a simple one, but I hope you will find it meaningful as well:

Because it is this time of year, I would like us this week to write JOYFUL poems.  Write a poem about something that brings you joy in this Season of Joy.  Perhaps write about a joyful memory, celebration, winter activity, or a person or pet that brings you joy.  Or let us know how you spread joy in your own world.  I will look forward to reading some joyful poems this week.

When you have posted and linked your poem, stop in the 'comment box' below and say hello....and then don't forget to visit the poems of others who post.  You can come back during the week to see who is new and spread some more joy with your comments.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


A moment without sound, a day without wind, snowfall, a person who hesitates to speak out, a command in a noisy classroom. So many ways to use the word quiet.

For some who live in the constant din of a crowded city, or work in a room packed with noisy machines or people—quiet may be a relatively rare thing, a pause to be valued and savored.

Others who live in silence or isolation may know this state all too well. Quiet can be as deafening as loud noise.

Is quiet more than the absence of sound? Is feeling quiet inside difference from quietness outside?

Some places might always be relatively quiet: underwater, in outer space, in a mountain meadow. Fish, reptiles and rabbits are quiet. Thinking and reading are quiet. Statues and paintings are quiet.

So this week write about quiet and post your new poem using using Mr. Linky so we can all come by and read your thoughts about quiet.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


 When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. ~Henri Nouwen  

It's all about the hands, the sense of touch, this week.

Here are a few ditties to get started with:
Hold hands, wash hands, clap hands, pray... we use our hands in many ways.
The healing power of touch soothes the soul so very much.
To caress a pet or rub a back sets one on a calming track.

Perhaps you might be moved by the Beatles infamous, I Want To Hold Your Hands shown in this video:

Let your hands inspire you to write something POSITIVE. Absolutely no violence allowed. Then go out and use your hands to lift others up through comments on their blogs!