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Friday

Good-Sport Bloggers Wax Poetic on Olympics


Olympic athletes may be positively poetic, at least proverbially, as they participate in their respective activities.

The Summer Olympic Games, formally known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, open today in London. The 2012 Olympics run through August 12.



Who’s blogging on the Olympics?

This global gathering offers athletes countless opportunities to display both sports abilities and personal character.

Here’s the Simply Snickers blog/poetry prompt:

good sport

What’s a good sport? What’s a poor sport? What examples come to mind of good or poor sportsmanship, particularly at the Olympics (past or present)?

Here’s a three-way bonus for bloggers!

Work out your own good sportsmanship (or Olympics-related) blog post. Have fun with it!

Use the artwork provided here (with proper credit and linking, of course), or pick your own.

Then stop by to leave a linked comment in these three spots:
 
1)  Comment right here (see below) at the Simply Snickers.

2)  Visit the Meme Express to comment with a link to your post (Find the July 27th “Olympics” post.)

3)  “Like” the Madison Holidays Examiner page (on Facebook), and leave an Olympics-related post link or two.

Enjoy the Olympics … and plenty of related readership!


Image/s:  
Summer Olympics Postal Stamps
Various Years and Nations
Fair Use Artwork

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Monday

Who's Nosy Now for a New Poetry Prompt?


Nosiness can be nasty, but maybe a little creative curiosity isn’t all bad. Sometimes life can be  just a little too crazy to ignore. Take a look, and see what I mean.


OK, we’ve heard of “birds of a feather” and even “taken the bull by the horns,” but what is going on here?

Is anyone's beak in a twist yet?

What poetic ponderings does this picture plant in your own head? Are you ready to put pen to paper (or to peck away at your keyboard)?

Have at it! Blog away. Include the artwork (above), or pick out your own.

Just be sure to come back and leave a comment with a link to your poetic post, so readers can follow and find it.

Image/s:  
Vogel Selbsterkenntnis
(Bird of Self-Knowledge)
Oil on Wood,
17th Century
From:Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum


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