Hello dVerse Poets, Kim here with this Tuesday’s Poetics, in which I hope to inspire you with a photograph I took in Wroclaw, Poland last week.
The challenge is to write a poem about a city at night, using the photograph as a starting point. You can write about your own city, one you have visited or lived in previously, a city you would love to go to or just write about what you see in the picture. I don’t mind if it’s an ancient city or one from fiction. But it must be at night.
If you are new, here’s how to join in:
- Write a poem in response to the challenge;
- Enter a link directly to your poem and your name by clicking Mr Linky below;
- There you will find links to other poets, and more will join so check back to see more poems;
- Read and comment on other poet’s work, we all come here to have our poems read;
- Please link back to dVerse from your site/blog;
- Comment and participate in our discussion below, if you like. We are a friendly bunch of poets.
- Have fun.
Good evening poets! I had a minor hiccup with the post this evening, so it’s a little bit early. I hope you are inspired by the photograph of Wroclaw by night and look forward to reading your poems. In the meantime, the drinks are lined up on the bar – Vodka-based cocktails and Polish beer – Lech is one of my husband’s favourites!
Hi Kim! No worries if we are a bit early, ha ~
Love your photo and I am sharing one from my city recently, just last week ~
I look forward to reading city inspired poems ~ Thanks for hosting and please let me try one Polish beer 🙂
One cold glass of draught Lech coming up! I love your photo too! Sadly I am not good at long distances now. Some years ago I would have visited Canada at the drop of a hat but my body doesn’t react well to travel – I’ve been suffering all day from the after effects of the trip to Poland – but it was so worth it!
I took that shot from 25th floor during the super moon ~ I look forward to learning and reading more about other cities Kim ~
Hope you are feeling better ~
That’s high up! I think the most number of floors in a building in Norwich is possibly ten at a push! I am feeling a lot better than earlier on today, thank you, Gtace. I just drank raspberry tea all day and now I’ve managed to eat something. I wonder what other cities we’ll be reading about tonight.
Nice poem grace. And photo
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I would love me some beer… wonderful
A nice cold Lech coming up!
Where is everyone? Is it Thanksgiving already?
Its Thanksgiving in the US this Thursday and Friday is shopping madness day ~
Here in Canada, its another regular week as we already celebrated our Thanksgiving last month ~
Ah, I see!
The Monday Tuesday prompts are tough for me with everything else going on. I logged on to check the prompt, I’ll think about it overnight for tomorrow. It’s a great photo Kim.
I’ll look out for you, Brian!
Thanks Kim, something finally came to me.
Take your time Brian ~ Hope you are well ~
Posted something. I am well. Busy writing a novella and running Diane to doctors appts.
Great Photo, Kim…..and Grace’s. I wrote a poem (work in progress) about the night in the country. Where I was raised. I’ve had it with city life. So my heart and mind harkens back to the nights in the country. Had one about nighttime in the city but recently posted that.
Happy Thanksgiving to you Jane 🌹
Happy Thanksgiving Jane ~
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Hi All…I’ll take a cold beer and perhaps a Vodka to chase it down 😉 (Polish theme right?) Great shot Kim and another fab prompt. Made me rush to my film photo archive for an image that led to bit of a teaser poem. There are clues though. Hope you enjoy.
I took a break from the laptop for a cuddle with one of our cats. I’ll pop back for a read!
Hey all. Lovely picture Kim, the tall twin spires aflame, small fires reflected on the water. There is no moon in new York. Or there might be but the city doesn’t care
What happened to the moon?
Oh it might be there, peeking between the buildings. But few notice. They have their neon, it’s much brighter
Grace and Bjorn, I have to go to bed soon – it’s been a long day and I have a date with babies, toddlers and parents at the library in the morning, so I’ll return to read more poems tomorrow. Has anyone worked out Paul’s city yet?
No worries Kim, I will be checking out the poems ~ Have a good day tomorrow ~
Kim, I am in the process of putting a post together in response to your challenge – although not quite ready yet.
I am aware of your post via email, but…
If (on my blog) I click the title of the blog, it appears “Not found” – but if I click on dVerse it brings me here. Maybe this is why there appears to be a poor response to your challenge?
Thought you needed to know.
This is an updated post Anna ~ Thanks for telling us ~
After hours of deep thought re your prompt and originating same on Word I am dismayed to report when attempting to post, same has disappeared into cyberspace, I can’t retrieve it as I don’t know where it has gone.
I am most miffed, unbelievingly miffed as I have spent hours on it.. But what is what is and it seems I can’t change it.
Good morning, Anna! I’ll pop over to your site now I’m up again! There was a blip early on yesterday evening but I thought everything was OK. I wonder if I can link you up.
What is the url for your poem, Anna? I clicked on your name and ended up on ‘A Better NHS’ blog and couldn’t find your poem. I’ll try to link you up if I can.
Thanks Anna – I thought it was quiet!
Good to see you Walter ~
Arcadia Maria said:
Hello everyone. I’m back. Great prompt Kim. Looking forward to reading the responses.
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Yes, making preparations for Thanksgiving tomorrow but could not resist this delightful prompt! Hope to read a few too…May you all count your blessings and have thankful hearts! If you have a good Polish beer to recommend, I’ll take a sip and give the rest to my hubby 🙂
Lech or Tisky are both delicious (according to my husband). Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Lynn.
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Laura Bloomsbury said:
That Polish nightscape was worth the recent intermittent internet glitches! Bit of a city theme going on lately Kim which is just up my street!
That makes me happy!
So my City…no one has come up with a name so I thought I would share more.
an old city with history
not all of it pleasant
(This is a reference to the Slave trade which passed through this port)
a place whose lanes are etched memories
in your ears and in your eyes
( inspired by a line from a song ‘Penny Lane’ by the Beatles)
my memory takes me back
to a day ‘in my life’ ( another sneaky Beatles reference)
The City is of course Liverpool and the photo was taken by Albert Docks.
Now how didn’t I get that?! Well-hidden clues, Paul. We should make a regularly thing of this!
I honestly thought the lane clue was massive 😉
Looking at it now, it’s bloomin’ obvious! I’m a nit!
Now now…you are not a nit 😉
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