Trains and Tracks

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Photo Play: Trains and Tracks Prompt

26 Comments 13 October 2014

Trains embody excitement, freedom, and even a bit of mystery. Grab your camera and join us as we embark on a scenic Photo Play excursion. All aboard!

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Trains and Tracks: Poetry Prompt & Playlist

25 Comments 06 October 2014

Musicians have not overlooked the magic and romance of the rails, and we've put together a collection of train songs in our new playlist to start off this month's Trains and Tracks theme.

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The Ballad: An Infographic

8 Comments 30 September 2014

We close out our month-long Ballad theme with a ballad infographic featuring famous ballad poems and folk songs, ballad poets, and a little bit of history.

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American Roots

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Poetry Prompt: American Roots

5 Comments 29 September 2014

Brought from the old world, our traditional ballads have grown deep American roots. Join us this week for an All-American poetry prompt.

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Ballads, Strange and Silly

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Poetry Prompt: Ballads, Strange and Silly

21 Comments 22 September 2014

Outrageous stories can be found within a ballad's rhyme. We think a little nonsense is good for the child in all of us. Be a part of our silly poetry prompt

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a ballad to remember

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PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember 2

6 Comments 15 September 2014

Join us for part 2 of our PhotoPlay Prompt: A Ballad to Remember. Find an inspiring picture, write a poem, and be spirited away with a familiar song.

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A Ballad to Remember

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PhotoPlay and Prompt: A Ballad to Remember

18 Comments 08 September 2014

A timeless ballad can spark a memory. A song can whisk a listener back, & for a moment rewind the clock. Join our PhotoPlay & show us a ballad to remember.

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How to Write a Ballad

17 Comments 05 September 2014

Marjorie Maddox reminds us there’s something about the ballad that reels us in. And the ballad has been reeling people in for a long time.

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the ballad

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The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

27 Comments 01 September 2014

Our new playlist and poetry prompt pays homage to the timeless ballad. Listen along to our inspired tunes and let it bring out your inner troubadour.

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Top Ten Haiku Resources

6 Comments 28 August 2014

We've collected ten great haiku resources, from right here at Tweetspeak and all around the web, to help you discover the history of the form, how to write it, how to read it, and how to love it.

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the one that got away

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Poetry Prompt: The One That Got Away

34 Comments 25 August 2014

Our poetry prompt beckons you to gather among friends at the Tweetspeak Bait and Tackle. We're spinning tales about the catch we just couldn't hold on to.

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Gone Fishing: PhotoPlay and Prompt 2

8 Comments 18 August 2014

PhotoPlay weeks give us the opportunity to see another side of our talented poets. Find inspiration from photos in this week's prompt and create a poem.

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Common Core Picture Poems: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73

10 Comments 13 August 2014

Engage with poems from the Common Core with a dose of humor, beginning with our Picture Poems. This week we consider Shakespeare's Sonnet 73.

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Gone Fishing PhotoPlay

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Gone Fishing: PhotoPlay and Prompt

45 Comments 11 August 2014

Some days, fishing is a discipline of quiet contemplation. Come on over and unwind. Tell others you've Gone Fishing and join us for a little PhotoPlay.

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Common Core Picture Poems: Auden’s Musee des Beaux Arts

20 Comments 06 August 2014

Engage with poems from the Common Core with a dose of humor, beginning with our Picture Poems. We start this week with Musee des Beaux Arts by W. H. Auden.

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Gone Fishing

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Gone Fishing: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

23 Comments 04 August 2014

We've got a roundup of the [mostly] happy songs in our new Playlist. Catch a listen, put up the "Gone Fishing" sign and cast a line or two of poetry with us.

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Poetry Prompt: Swell

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Poetry Prompt: Swell

16 Comments 28 July 2014

The ocean dances. It undulates and curls. Arches back and bends forward. Moving toward the finale. This week's poetry prompt places you among the waves.

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Portrait of a Shell

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PhotoPlay 2: Portrait of a Shell, Sand, and the Sea Poetry Prompt

24 Comments 21 July 2014

We are dipping our toes in the ocean at here at Tweetspeak Poetry. Join us for PhotoPlay 2. Look closely. You might just find a poem tucked inside a shell.

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Portrait of a shell, sand, and sea

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PhotoPlay Prompt: Portrait of a Shell, Sand, and the Sea

31 Comments 14 July 2014

Our senses are heightened by the surrounding wonder of the sea and shore. Feel the sand beneath your feet. It's time for a little PhotoPlay and Prompt.

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Sand, Shells & Sea Glass: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

54 Comments 07 July 2014

This month, be inspired by Sand, Shells & Sea Glass. Read the Poetry Prompt and listen along. Our new playlist will give you an ocean of sound to write by.

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