Thursday, July 17, 2008

Still On Vacation

Sorry to disappoint, fellow patchworkers! Summer has me in it's sunny grip. Patchwork Poetry will be On Vacation! until September! Please come back when (at least, here in the Northeast) the leaves are changing.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

4th Thursday! Patchwork Poems, Please!

Sorry for the delay! It's Thursday, and the 4th one, at that. From now until next Thursday, poets of all sizes & stripes are invited to post their patchwork poems, pieced together from this week's poetic offerings on summer.

Even if you didn't provdie a poem, please feel free to use the poems we ponied up to create your own cento.

Please note, Patchwork Poetry will be on a little vacation, so the next time to offer poems of your own for patchworking will be Thursday, July 17.

Hey! If you create a patchwork poem all on your own between now and then, go ahead and leave a link, right on this post!

Until Thursday, July 17, happy poem-ing!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Third Thursday! How About Some Summer Poems!

It's hard to believe, but the third Thursday in June is here already! Since tomorrow is the first day of summer, how about some poems about summer? Poems already published by other poets, or poems of your own.

You know what to do: post the poems here until on or about next Tuesday. Then, next Thursday, you can post your newly created patchwork poems! Easy!

Even if you don't give us a poem to work with, please feel free to use the poems and create a cento. Sharing is good. Sharing what you've written is even better!

As always, please remember to credit your muses! And please try to use whole lines of poetry, not just phrases!

See you next Thursday!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

2nd Thursday! Patchwork Poems, Please!

It's just a few days until Father's Day... time to show off your patchwork papa poems. Or maybe, despite the array of poems about dad offered this week, your patchwork poem has nothing to do with the man!

Nevertheless, from now until next Thursday, you are invited to post a link to your newly created patchwork poem. Even if you didn't pony up a poem to work with, you are humbly invited to use the poems provided and share your work with us!

Next Thursday, June 19, stop by and leave a link to a poem of your own for the next round of patchwork poetry.

Thanks for playing!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

1st Thursday! Pony Up Your Poems!

Happy June, everyone! I'm saving the new stuff for another day. I've got plans man... In the meantime, from now until Tuesday (or thereabouts) you are invited to post your poems about Fathers. Your poem or a poem by a famous/published/well-known poet. Our only caveat this time around is the subject: dad. Your dad, someone else's dad. Grandpa, great-grandpa. You as a father. (ooohh...great writing prompt for women, write about yourself as if you were a father...)

Stop by next Thursday and post the links to your newly created patchwork poems.

As always, though I am, at heart, a rebel, there are a few "rules" we abide by here at patchwork poetry:

* We use only FULL LINES of other people's poetry in the creation of patchwork poems. Phrases and favorite words don't count (at least not around these parts).

* We DO change a tense or a participle here and there. Add an S, remove an -ED, minor stuff like that. The patchwork purist takes lines JUST AS THEY ARE. That is the challenge! That's why we're here. (Or, at least, that's why I started this thing...)

* We ALWAYS, ALWAYS credit our muses!

Thanks for poeming with me!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pass the Patchwork Poems, Please

It's time! Today until next Thursday, you are invited to post the patchwork poems you cooked up from other poet's food related poems.

Be sure to credit your muses! And this time, it's for real. I think published poets might be a little possessive of their words (aren't we all, though?).

Next Thursday, we're branching out a bit, so stop by and see what's new! As always, thanks for keeping Patchwork Poetry going!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

We need a little more time to cook...

Hey all. Since we didn't have enough poems to work from this week, I am extending our poem gathering one more week.

This week, add a link to your favorite poem about food. This time around we're looking for poems by other poets. You know, the poets with books? The rich poets, writing perfect poems on their yachts, sipping drinks with umbrellas in them...wait, those aren't poets. Who are those people?

Come back next week, the 5th Thursday in May, to post your newly created patchwork poems.

PS: If you posted a food poem last week, would you mind posting again? Thanks!