Prompt #2 Australian Animals

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This weeks prompt is Australian Animals. See what you have or can come up with. Funny or serious? There is a lot of poems out there about kangaroos. How about choosing an unusual Australian animal to write about?

Have a look at these 8 to get you thinking: My favourite is The Yoda Bat.

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2017/08/australias-bizarre-creatures/marsupial-mole

Looking forward to your contributions.

Please send to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Cheers

Jeanie

And today’s quote:

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Mondays quote and call for poetry

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Good Morning,

As we head towards Australia Day I would love you to submit poetry you have written with an Australian theme and as we head towards Valentines Day in Feb I would love to have poems on the theme of Love. Now if you can combine Australia and Love you have a winner!

But “I love a sunburnt country” has been taken. (insert laugh here)

More details will follow weekly.

Please send to:

poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Thankyou

Jeanie

And this weeks quote:

MJ Bush is  a full-time writing coach, editor, and fantasy writer.

Poetry Prompt #46 “Christmas” for the month of December

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Now we are in December let’s get Christmas Poems out there. There are only a few weeks of school left this year depending on which state you are in and I’m sure teachers would appreciate great Christmas poems to read to their students. We will continue this prompt up to Christmas.

Thankyou

Looking forward to your contributions.

Please send to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

And this weeks quote after going to see “The man who invented Christmas” the story behind Dickens “A Christmas Carol” novel

Poetry Prompt #43 Dedication Poem

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This week’s prompt which may grow wings and go for a fortnight is “A Dedication Poem”

This can be any poem you have written or a new one you are writing and you have a person or animal in mind when you wrote/write the poem.

You can write who the dedication is for and sent a photo if you want or keep that part private.

Looking forward to your contributions.

Please send to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

 

And this weeks quote:

William Wordsworth was an English romantic poet

Warm and Fluffy

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Warm And Fluffy

 

The animals have hairy fur.

The birds have got their feathers.

These keep their bodies warm enough

throughout the chilly weather.

 

The fibres in those fluffy coats

criss-cross to form some air-holes

that can’t escape or waft away

because of all the hair-folds.

 

Their skin gives off some body-warmth.

Just like a radiator.

Their fluffy coats help keep that heat

as thermal insulators.

 

The warm air’s trapped inside the fur

to shield them from the outside.

The way that blankets on a bed

are cosy on the inside.

 

But if that fluffy coat gets wet

those air-holes fill with water.

Their body’s warmth escapes as that

wet coat’s a heat conductor.

 

The soggy fur clings to their skin.

No longer insulated.

And water makes their body cold

as it’s evaporated.

 

Any fluffy animal will

shake that water well away.

So if your puppy’s had a swim …

Watch-out for all that water spray!

 

 

When it comes to having a fluffy coat, it’s a good idea to shaking off any water, so as not to get cold.  Dogs are the best shakers!  I love the sound of their lips and soggy ears slapping their head as they do it.

 

by Celia Berrell

Poetry Prompt #41 continued Fur, Feathers and Fins

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This week due to an incredible response we will continue for one more week.

“Fur, Feathers and Fins”

These three words are stretching into three great weeks. On 25th of October we had 998 views to this site. Please keep emailing people the link to get the word out there.

This weeks quote to ponder on:

Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was a poet and civil rights activist who wrote seven autobiographies

Regards

Jeanie

Poetry Prompt #38

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Poetry Prompt #38

Good Evening All,

My name is Jeanie and I’m the new admin for this site. I will do a get to know me post in the near future. I’m looking forward to meeting you all online via your contributions. Any ideas on how to further promote the blog send me an email. Thankyou.

Poetry Prompt #38
This week’s prompt is “Sports”
It’s that time of the year again where there are significant finals in many sports.
In many country towns Footy finals were held on the weekend as well as State finals. Next weekend sees the AFL grand final in Melbourne as well as the NRL final in Sydney.
This topic is huge if we think about our own childhood experiences, teams we follow and sports celebrities in Australia as well as the extensive variety of sports representing many cultures.
Looking forward to your contributions.
Please send to: poemoftheday.jaxton@gmail.com

Here’s a quote to ponder on this week:

 

 

Shannon Hale is an American author of young adult fantasy.