poetry 101 rehab: hiatus

Do you miss the Writing 201 Poetry course by the Daily Post? Then join this blogging challenge, Poetry 101 Rehab, that will provide your poetry fix!

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” ― Nelson Mandela

How does it work?

For several weeks now, each Monday at 01:00 pm UTC, Mara Eastern has published a poetry prompt along with her response to it, you can see them all here. Last week Mara announced that she is taking a blogging hiatus this Summer to focus on her dissertation. I will serve as locum “poet in residence” at the clinic until her return – and hope that I don’t lose any of her patients! I will continue to publish a weekly prompt exactly as before.

You are invited to answer the prompt, twist it or ignore it; write a poem of your own or share a poem by another author.

I would love to hear about your inspiration, your creative process or other poetry related thoughts, but this is no way obligatory. Nothing is obligatory in this challenge, the idea is to get together, talk poetry and have fun!

How can you take part?

Anyone can participate, anytime you want. Publish your poetry post and add a link to it by clicking on the Poetry 101 Rehab badge below or share your link in a comment. Use the tag Poetry 101 Rehab, so we can find each other in the Reader.


I will act as your host, and I’ll be here for you to reply to your comments, read your verses, like and comment. While my blog is the starting point for the challenge, do visit fellow poets in the link-up and chat to them on their blogs!

This week’s prompt is HIATUS. My response below, a playful limerick, was inspired by Mara’s decision to take a hiatus. What will your take on the keyword HIATUS be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link below!


There was once a young scholar who lived in the East

Who decided it was time to face the beast

Swapping passionate blogging for dry dissertation

Imagine her consternation

When they all turned round and looked to the East

46 thoughts on “poetry 101 rehab: hiatus

  1. Was planning to take a short hiatus from poetry before i saw this week’s prompt and was too tempted by it. Too bad my attempt at showing what my mind feels like these day concluded into a completely shambolic poem (if one can even call it that). ’tis what ’tis, I guess. https://trimmedwords.wordpress.com/?p=247&preview=true&preview_id=247 I’d be glad to hear your thoughts on it (and of others, of course!) seeing as mine are not quite clear at the moment. Cheers! (:

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    1. I like the way that you have broken the flow of this poem which adds to the sense of dislocation provoked by the words you have chosen, thanks for sticking with the rehab in Mara’s absence!


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