Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Something Ordinary



We are surrounded most of the time by ordinary things.  Mostly we hardly notice them—and that is what makes them ordinary.

Denver, Colorado, USA
This is Peggy from Southern California. This week I want you to choose one of the ordinary things around you and write about it. Look at this ordinary thing or scene in detail and notice what is there.  Is there some unexpected beauty in its design or the way it fits in with its surroundings? Perhaps by doing this you can make it something extraordinary. 
Yunnan Province, China



It will be interesting to see what we all think of as ordinary. What is one person’s ordinary may be someone else’s out of the ordinary.
Nkandla, South Africa



As time passes, what is ordinary now may change. Things like bustles, bound feet and corsets may have been quite ordinary at some times and places.  If you write a poem about an ordinary room or house today, someone reading your poem in 200 years may find it all quite unusual.

Several ordinary things in this photo of an American living room.


You might even choose to go back in time or to another place and write about what is ordinary then or there.


Lots of possibilities here.

Please post your new poem and link it using Mr. Linky below. 

Peggy Goetz

26 comments:

  1. heh. thanks for the assist.
    i am rather fond of the ordinary...
    look forward to seeing what everyone brings...

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  2. Hi kids....nice prompt, Peggy.......

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    1. Ho, just got a closer look at those photos and LOVE them! Especially, of course, the dog.

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    2. Thanks Sherry. The dog is our English mastif. We loved her so much but she died young of cancer at age 7 about 10 years ago now. After having her at 170 pounds all dogs seem small.

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  3. nice prompt Peggy......posted mine.. :)

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    1. Thanks for always participating, Sumana. Smiles.

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  4. Great prompt and it got me thinking, well done

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    1. It does make a person think, doesn't it?

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  5. Thanks for the great prompt, Peggy.

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  6. Oh my you are all so fast! Sorry to be late but now I am here and off to read everything.

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  7. Great prompt! But so many "things" around me. Got inspiration from my toast this morning.

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    1. Well, that
      and what it sat
      upon, that is.

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    2. Really nice to write about what is right in your surroundings! You had a creative idea.

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  8. Thanks for the great prompt! Due to some technical problems I couldn't link my post on time last week. The first thing that came to my mind on this week's prompt is what you will see in my post. Hope you all like it. Curious to go through others' as well.

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    1. Thanks for taking part, Umangawasthi.

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  9. have to apologize for the second link, that should not be there at all; the first is the correct link #12

    a nice day to all

    much love...

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    1. The other is gone, Gillena! Smiles.

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  10. I like this prompt a lot. One of my favorite things in life is finding meaning in seemingly simple, ordinary things.

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    1. So glad to see you here, Justin!!

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    2. Justin, I too like to find meaning in the ordinary. This was a great prompt, Peggy.

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  11. Hi Peggy! A fun prompt. Took me a little while to come up with it :-)

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  12. Peggy i surprised myself with this prompt..thank you because of this prompt i relived the moments ...I hope you will enjoy my experience as much as i have:)

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  13. Wow I very much enjoyed all the interesting ordinary places this prompt took you all. Even my own poem was a surprise to me. When one sits down to let words flow you never quite know where you will go. And a special thank you to those who visited my blog and left a comment!! Write on!!

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  14. Thanks for the prompt, Peggy. It's a good time to ponder about things that are ordinary that turn out to be special after all. :-)

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