Magnetic Poetry

Writers' Pantry #76

A few weeks ago a poet shared the link to the online version for those magnetic poetry kits.   https://magneticpoetry.com/pages/play-online I became hooked!  There are five "kits" to choose from, as well as a "family-friendly" page. Using the given words (there are quite a few) required a bit of finagling.  I'm sharing some screenshots of what I came up.  Try it!  You may not get the words to write something "great," but you'll have fun!  

In this first, I wish I could go back and switch the first line and title. The first few were written with words from the Poetry Kit.




 

There is a Mustache Poet kit!  Shave was written using the words in that one.

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Comments

  1. Very skillful use of the kits! Entertaining reading!

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  2. "Earth Mama" and "Vampires" are my favorite. You built some really good lines there. "Shave" made me laugh aloud; a good thing, too, since "Champagne Kisses" was still making me shudder.

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    1. Thank you. I don't care for mustaches! My first "real" boyfriend had one, and it was the typical mid-70s mustache people now make fun of! My late husband would try to grow one now and again, and I would refuse to kiss him!

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    2. LOL, those were my favorites too. I found myself smiling to Earth Mama and grinning for Vampires.

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    1. I think so. Otherwise there would be no point in using prompts that give lists of 12 words, or 10 words, 3 words, or even 2 words! I didn't count the number of choices in each of the "kits" here, but there are well over 100, not counting the s, er, y, etc. Having random words stretches the brain, I think, especially when there are words I'd never think to use.

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  4. I agree with you about the first one. It's good, though! I especially like "Vampires."

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  5. Oh these are terrific! Yummy use of language.

    I have played with those magnetic poetry kits too; they're lots of fun, and open up new possibilities. But it's been a while and I pretty much forgot about them. Maybe you'll inspire me to go back for more.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, do give it a try again, it is fun!

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  6. I remember a long time ago when poetry dot com had there network, engaging in those poetry challenges. They were fun to compose

    Much💛love

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    1. Yes, they are fun. Mustache is a strange kit though, I think!

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  7. Nice job and it is a good mental workout

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    1. It is. I like how they give you suffixes, and s and more. As you can see, I overlapped words too!

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  8. My vote is for the first "poem" although I have almost an infinity for Vampires. I do for Vampire Trees.
    Mustaches? I've had one with my beard since the mid 90's. I started growing it in Europe in the mid 90's. The only comment was from a friend, she said I looked better with a short cut one rather than having it bushy. So I've kept it shorter ever since.
    BTW, I make the Sunday Muse be my weekend write plus an alphabet write on my meme blog. I am trying Shadow Shots for MMT also buts that's small.
    ..

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    1. With a beard they don't seem quite as mustachey! Like they are just a part of the entire face of facial hair. I think I picture the 70s ones and shudder. I see them in advertisements now, sort of purposely cringe-y I think.

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