Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Next Toad's meeting sometime after March 13. Details to follow.

Click here just for fun to check out this poem by Billy Collins! 

Feb. 15, 2010. The Toads met at Julie's house and only Barb C. and Nan worked on the actual prompt of "I had to drop out of school you know..." which resulted in two wonderful poems. Julie shared a poem she had written for the One Single Impression prompt 'single.' Ken was still working on the poem about being alone in his son's house and that invoked a lively discussion about how the reader views a poem no matter what the author intends. Barbara FV brought along a book of erotic poems that she ordered by accident. We had fun with that. Barbara FV scored big with her one liner, "Poetry is not a one night stand!"

As per a vow to start submitting more poems, Ken, Barb C, and Julie all were notified that poems they sent in to the WFOP calendar were accepted, and Ken had a poem accepted by the Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Marilyn Talyor, for the WFOP museletter. Congratulations to all and we toasted (more than once) to each poet's success!

Next month's prompt is this: From your own collection of poems that you've written, choose your favorite and tell us why it's your favorite.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Time to meet again...

I checked my schedule and at this time I have an opening on Feb. 15th (Monday) and was wondering if anyone would like to get together for a poet's meeting from 12:30-2:30. I'll keep the slot open unless someone absolutely HAS to make an appt. during that time. In that event, you would be on your own. Note: bring your own lunch, and something to drink. Hope to see you then.

 Also, we forgot to pick a prompt so I decided to use something Lauretta shared with me on FaceBook - pick the book nearest to you at the moment, turn to page 56 and read the 5th sentence... so your prompt (From The Bridge Across Forever) is: I had to drop out of school, you understand. Or pick the book nearest you, turn to page 56 and read the 5th sentence to come up with your own prompt!