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Thursday

Simply Snickers greets the year 2011

Simply Snickers greets the year 2011


Happy New Year to all 
- readers and wordsmiths -
- poets and perusers -
from Simply Snickers.

Simply Snickers Thanks Participants and Readers

Simply Snickers Thanks Participants and Readers 

After nearly three years (and more than 100 weekly poetry prompt posts), Simply Snickers is discontinuing weekly blogging.

Thanks to the many subscribers, participants and readers. We have had fun together, crafting poems to accompany keyword prompts and classic works of fine art.

As much as I have enjoyed putting up weekly poetry prompts, I find I must focus on a few key assignments that are becoming pressing, productive and profitable uses of my writing time.

Please feel free to select and post to any past prompts - as Simply Snickers will remain open indefinitely. Grab any prompts you like from the archive or choices at the bottom of this (or any) post here. Refresh the page for additional options.

Blessings all around,
Linda

Sunday

Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, May 2, 2010


 Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, May 2, 2010

Poetic salutations – and welcome to SIMPLY SNICKERS.

The Reading Lesson
By Jan Frederick Portielje
19th Century

Dutch painter Jan Frederick Portielje (Mother and Daughter and The Mourning Room), was born on April 29, 1829.

This week, we celebrate the birthday of Dutch painter Jan Frederick Portielje, who was born on April 29, 1829.

To honor this artist, we offer samples of this artist’s work to accompany this week’s prompt.

Above:
A Moment by the Fire
By Jan Frederick Portielje
19th Century
Below:
The Butterfly
By Jan Frederick Portielje
19th Century


Our poetry prompt for this week includes these key words:

find
fire
flit

Use all of these words, or as many as you can, in your own original poem this week.

Feel free to use the artwork in your own blog post, or not, as inspiration strikes you. Just be sure to come back to Simply Snickers, and leave a comment with a link to your post, once you have published your poem on your own blog.

Please check out the other Simply Snickers entries. What creative writer doesn’t appreciate encouraging comments?

Are you on our blogroll?
If you participate regularly,
and you would like to be added,
just leave a comment below to ask!

We also invite you to visit The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts. Try today’s prompt, or pick one from the archives. See what starts your creative engine – for poetry, prose, photography or other postings.

Bonus link hint:
On Sundays,
you may leave comments
(with links to your Simply Snickers entries)
which issues a Sunday Invitation
to Simply Snickers each week
and daily blogging prompts
throughout the week.


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Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, April 18, 2010


 Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, April 18, 2010

Greetings to bibliophiles and wordsmiths – and welcome to SIMPLY SNICKERS.

-
Au Pays Noir Vers
By Constantin Meunier
circa 1893

This week, we celebrate the birthday of Belgian painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier, who was born on April 12, 1831.

To honor this artist, we offer samples of this artist’s work to accompany this week’s prompt.

-
Above:
Marteleur
By Constantin Meunier
circa 1888
Below:
L’Homme Qui Boit
By Constantin Meunier
1890

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Our poetry prompt for this week includes these key words:

first
force
fresh

Use all of these words, or as many as you can, in your own original poem this week.

Feel free to use the artwork in your own blog post, or not, as inspiration strikes you. Just be sure to come back to Simply Snickers, and leave a comment with a link to your post, once you have published your poem on your own blog.
 
Please check out the other Simply Snickers entries. What creative writer doesn’t appreciate encouraging comments?

Are you on our blogroll?
If you participate regularly,
and you would like to be added,
just leave a comment below to ask!

We also invite you to visit The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts. Try today’s prompt, or pick one from the archives. See what starts your creative engine – for poetry, prose, photography or other postings.

Bonus link hint:
On Sundays,
you may leave comments
(with links to your Simply Snickers entries)
which issues a Sunday Invitation
to Simply Snickers each week
and daily blogging prompts
throughout the week.


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Simply Snickers - Holy Week

 Simply Snickers - Holy Week

Simply Snickers is taking two weeks off to celebrate Holy Week.

Please choose any previous poetry prompts from the Simply Snickers sidebar for your blogging posts - and come on back soon!

Watch for a new Simply Snickers poetry prompt after Easter.

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, March 28, 2010


 Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, March 28, 2010

Readers, poets and bloggers: Welcome to SIMPLY SNICKERS.

Self-Portrait with Sunflower
By Sir Anthony Van Dyke
circa 1633

This week, our SIMPLY SNICKERS poetry prompt includes these key words:

gold
guest
guide

Use all of these words, or as many as you can, in your own original poem this week.

This week, we celebrate the birthday of Flemish painter Sir Anthony Van Dyke, who was born on March 22, 1599.

To honor this artist, SIMPLY SNICKERS offers samples of this artist’s work to accompany this week’s prompt.

Above:
Portrait of Königin Henrietta Maria
By Sir Anthony Van Dyke
1633
Below:
Children of King Charles I
By Sir Anthony Van Dyke
1635



Feel free to use the artwork in your own blog post, or not, as inspiration strikes you. Just be sure to come back to SIMPLY SNICKERS, and leave a comment with a link to your post, once you have published your poem on your own blog.

Please check out the other SIMPLY SNICKERS entries. What creative writer doesn’t appreciate encouraging comments?

Are you on the SIMPLY SNICKERS blogroll?
If you participate regularly,
and you would like to be added,
just leave a comment below to ask!

We also invite you to visit The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts. Try today’s prompt, or pick one from the archives. See what starts your creative engine – for poetry, prose, photography or other postings.

Bonus link hint:
On Sundays,
you may leave comments
(with links to your SIMPLY SNICKERS entries)
which issues a Sunday Invitation
to SIMPLY SNICKERS each week
and daily blogging prompts
throughout the week.

Love poetry? Click here to stop by at Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink. Click here to subscribe to an RSS feed for this writer's helpful Helium content. If you wish, click here for a free subscription to this author's online AC content, so you won't miss a single post!

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Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, March 21, 2010


Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, March 21, 2010

Readers, poets and bloggers: Welcome to SIMPLY SNICKERS.

Clara the Rhinoceros
By Jean-Baptiste Oudry
1749

This week, our SIMPLY SNICKERS poetry prompt includes these key words:

horn
hound
hours

Use all of these words, or as many as you can, in your own original poem this week.

This week, we celebrate the birthday of French Rococo painter Jean-Baptiste Oudry, who was born on March 17, 1686.

To honor this artist, SIMPLY SNICKERS offers samples of this artist’s work to accompany this week’s prompt.

Above:
Misse and Luttine
By Jean-Baptiste Oudry
1729
Below:
Still Life with Fruit
By Jean-Baptiste Oudry
1721

Feel free to use the artwork in your own blog post, or not, as inspiration strikes you. Just be sure to come back to SIMPLY SNICKERS, and leave a comment with a link to your post, once you have published your poem on your own blog.

Please check out the other SIMPLY SNICKERS entries. What creative writer doesn’t appreciate encouraging comments?

Are you on the SIMPLY SNICKERS blogroll?
If you participate regularly,
and you would like to be added,
just leave a comment below to ask!

We also invite you to visit The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts. Try today’s prompt, or pick one from the archives. See what starts your creative engine – for poetry, prose, photography or other postings.

Bonus link hint:
On Sundays,
you may leave comments
(with links to your SIMPLY SNICKERS entries)
which issues a Sunday Invitation
to SIMPLY SNICKERS each week
and daily blogging prompts
throughout the week.

Love poetry? Click here to stop by at Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink. Click here to subscribe to an RSS feed for this writer's helpful Helium content. If you wish, click here for a free subscription to this author's online AC content, so you won't miss a single post!

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Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, March 14, 2010


 Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, March 14, 2010

Readers, poets and bloggers: Welcome to SIMPLY SNICKERS.

Inge by the Window
By Carl Holsoe
19th Century

This week, our SIMPLY SNICKERS poetry prompt includes these key words:

read
reflect
regard

Use all of these words, or as many as you can, in your own original poem this week.

This week, we celebrate the birthday of Danish painter Carl Holsoe, who was born on March 12, 1863.

To honor this artist, SIMPLY SNICKERS offers samples of this artist’s work to accompany this week’s prompt.

Interior with a Woman Reading
By Carl Holsoe
19th Century

Feel free to use the artwork in your own blog post, or not, as inspiration strikes you. Just be sure to come back to SIMPLY SNICKERS, and leave a comment with a link to your post, once you have published your poem on your own blog.

Please check out the other SIMPLY SNICKERS entries. What creative writer doesn’t appreciate encouraging comments?

Are you on the SIMPLY SNICKERS blogroll?
If you participate regularly,
and you would like to be added,
just leave a comment below to ask!

We also invite you to visit The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts. Try today’s prompt, or pick one from the archives. See what starts your creative engine – for poetry, prose, photography or other postings.

Bonus link hint:
On Sundays,
you may leave comments
(with links to your SIMPLY SNICKERS entries)
which issues a Sunday Invitation
to SIMPLY SNICKERS each week
and daily blogging prompts
throughout the week.

Love poetry? Click here to stop by at Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink. Click here to subscribe to an RSS feed for this writer's helpful Helium content. If you wish, click here for a free subscription to this author's online AC content, so you won't miss a single post!

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Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, March 7, 2010


Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, March 7, 2010

Welcome to SIMPLY SNICKERS.


La Petite Reveuse
By Jean-Francois Gilles Colson
18th Century

This week, our SIMPLY SNICKERS poetry prompt includes these key words:

seam (or seem)
secret
snooze
sweet

Use all of these words, or as many as you can, in your own original poem this week.

This week, we celebrate the birthday of French painter Jean-Francois Gilles Colson, who was born on March 2, 1733.

To honor this artist, SIMPLY SNICKERS offers samples of this artist’s work to accompany this week’s prompt.


Above:
A Sleeping Girl
By Jean-Francois Gilles Colson
18th Century
Below:
Portrait - Marquis de La Tour en Woevre
By Jean-Francois Gilles Colson
18th Century


Feel free to use the artwork in your own blog post, or not, as inspiration strikes you. Just be sure to come back to SIMPLY SNICKERS, and leave a comment with a link to your post, once you have published your poem on your own blog.

Please check out the other SIMPLY SNICKERS entries. What creative writer doesn’t appreciate encouraging comments?

Are you on the SIMPLY SNICKERS blogroll?
If you participate regularly,
and you would like to be added,
just leave a comment below to ask!

We also invite you to visit The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts. Try today’s prompt, or pick one from the archives. See what starts your creative engine – for poetry, prose, photography or other postings.

Bonus link hint:
On Sundays,
you may leave comments
(with links to your SIMPLY SNICKERS entries)
which issues a Sunday Invitation
to SIMPLY SNICKERS each week
and daily blogging prompts
throughout the week.

Love poetry? Click here to stop by at Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink. Click here to subscribe to an RSS feed for this writer's helpful Helium content. If you wish, click here for a free subscription to this author's online AC content, so you won't miss a single post!

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Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, February 28, 2010


Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, February 28, 2010

Welcome to SIMPLY SNICKERS.

Der Kanzler Séguier beim Einzug Ludwigs XIV
By Charles le Brun
circa 1670

This week, our SIMPLY SNICKERS poetry prompt includes these key words:

raise
rise
rouse

This week, we celebrate the birthday of French painter Charles le Brun, who was born on February 24, 1619.

To honor this artist, SIMPLY SNICKERS offers samples of this artist’s work to accompany this week’s prompt.

Above:
Trois Têtes d'Hommes en Telation avec le Lion
By Charles le Brun
1671
Below:
Portrait of King Louis XIV
By Charles le Brun
1668

Feel free to use the artwork in your own blog post, or not, as inspiration strikes you. Just be sure to come back to SIMPLY SNICKERS, and leave a comment with a link to your post, once you have published your poem on your own blog.
 
Please check out the other SIMPLY SNICKERS entries. What creative writer doesn’t appreciate encouraging comments?

Are you on the SIMPLY SNICKERS blogroll?
If you participate regularly,
and you would like to be added,
just leave a comment below to ask!

We also invite you to visit The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts. Try today’s prompt, or pick one from the archives. See what starts your creative engine – for poetry, prose, photography or other postings.

Bonus link hint:
On Sundays,
you may leave comments
(with links to your SIMPLY SNICKERS entries)
which issues a Sunday Invitation
to SIMPLY SNICKERS each week
and daily blogging prompts
throughout the week.

Love poetry? Click here to stop by at Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink. Click here to subscribe to an RSS feed for this writer's helpful Helium content. If you wish, click here for a free subscription to this author's online AC content, so you won't miss a single post!

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