poetry 101 rehab: connection

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!


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. On 30 June, Mara announced that she is taking a blogging hiatus this Summer to focus on her dissertation. I am serving 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.

We would love to hear about your inspiration, your creative process or other poetry related thoughts, but this is in 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 poetry, like and comment. While this post 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 CONNECTION.


baggage tags time lags

wireless timeless

this way that way (which way)

time lags baggage tags

remove belt coins shoes watch (dignity)

laptop (must go) on top

baggage tags time lags

liquids no go must go

(come this way please)

time lags baggage tags

rushing pushing

duty free wifi

baggage tags time lags

this way that way no way (they say)

final call

for us all

My response, CONNECTION was inspired by my recent flight to Belgrade from Brussel via Wien. What will your take on the keyword CONNECTION be? Blog about it in a poetry post and share your link in the comments section of this post and by clicking on the Poetry 1o1 Badge above.

61 thoughts on “poetry 101 rehab: connection

  1. I am not sure what the inspiration was for the poem, except for waking up this morning with some of the phrases running through my mind: “We Are the Universe” – http://wp.me/p5BCD4-ar I googled one of the phrases and ended up on the National Geographic site, so the poem may have come originally from related articles somewhere along the way.

    Amused by your poem, Andy. It is such experiences that discourage me from traveling. Too much chaos, too many things to manage all at once1 😀

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