Poem Collaboration! (Closed).

Hello everyone.

First of all, I want to thank each and everyone one of you for your participation on my blog—through each like, comment, reblog, and submission—it has not been unnoticed. I thank everyone for giving me the encouragement to keep writing and posting, along with helping me keep this blog alive. I thought I would have to put a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) note on it by now, but I’m beyond pleased with how far we’ve come since this blog was created.

I’m holding a collaboration open for all to create a group poem together. It is not a contest, but rather an event we can all do together during these dark times of the world. Perhaps, this could help promote positivity in the midst of it all. Perhaps, we can meet new writers here from this collaboration and discover different pieces of writing. In a way, it doesn’t have to feel so socially distant.

The theme of the poem collaboration is freedom. Whatever freedom means to you or how it impacts you is the topic. It can be about anything you want, as long as it somehow pertains to the collaboration topic. I will not accept pieces that are erotic, racist, sexist, religious, or political. Pieces deemed inappropriate will not be accepted. This includes slurs, excessive profanity, any harmful threats—these will not be accepted. At all.

If you have questions on this section, leave me a comment below.

There is no specific style—it can be free-verse, it can have a rhyming scheme—it can be pretty much however you want it to be in structure. That is up to you.

All I ask is that you at least write a minimum of two lines, the maximum being four per person. I have opened up a Google forms document that allows you to put your name/pen name, the link to your blog if you have one, and your contribution to the collaboration.

The collaboration starts on March 29th, 2020. It will end on April 29th, 2020. I will not accept pieces after 12:00 AM EST on April 30th, 2020. The collaboration form, by then, will have closed. A few days after the collaboration has officially ended, I will post our entire collaboration on this site, and I will link those who have given me their blog links at the end of the post, along with detailing who wrote what. If you don’t have a blog, that’s alright. I will credit you using the pen name you have written down on the form.

I will start out the first four lines. The rest is left to you. Oh, help us all…

Upon the dark winged azure, the dream invites
Light freedom from long ago; the tumult births mankind, and through my lips,
I will have recognized the shadows beyond the world,
With eyes among the laurel leaves, I see tears upon the rowan fields

Go here to submit your piece. If the Google forms document does not work, then please do leave a comment on this post with your contribution to the collaboration. 🙂

Enjoy, have fun, and most of all, happy writing! I’m very excited to see how this turns out. Stay safe and healthy everyone.

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  127 comments for “Poem Collaboration! (Closed).

  1. March 29, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Wow, I love this concept :O

    And if I get a moment of inspiration and peace, I’ll definitely partake 😀

    Liked by 10 people

    • March 29, 2020 at 11:55 am

      Please do. I’d love to see what you create. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  2. March 29, 2020 at 9:50 am

    This is a wonderful idea!

    Liked by 7 people

  3. March 29, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Great idea Lucy and beautiful lines you’ve written. I’ve just posted my lines through the form. Much love ❤️

    Liked by 7 people

    • March 29, 2020 at 11:58 am

      Navin, your lines hit a punch with the absolute truth of this world. Very beautiful and poignant. ❤

      Liked by 2 people

      • March 29, 2020 at 3:09 pm

        Thank you Lucy for your kind words ❤️

        Liked by 2 people

  4. March 29, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Form doesn’t work for me, typical…

    Awake!, the trumpet blows the clarion call.
    The spirit soars, but the flesh recoils,
    Buried beneath heaps of downy warmth,
    Leaving freedom to dream-state in sloth

    Liked by 10 people

    • March 29, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you for letting me know that. I’m going to add in the post that if the form doesn’t work, just leave a comment here below instead. 🙂

      Your piece is beautifully penned. The way you incorporated the theme is fantastic. It sort of reminds me of Walt Whitman in a way with how you wrote it. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 29, 2020 at 12:05 pm

        I used to travel with “Leaves of Grass” just peaking over the top of my back pocket!

        Liked by 1 person

  5. March 29, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    ❤️

    Liked by 3 people

  6. March 29, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    “The fields are weeping for the rip in the deepest of blue, and for the wing not yet broken. Yet she refuses the despair, this hawk of mine, reaching forward she heals the grey and sews the sky…… together again.”
    I call this, The Wing Not Yet Broken. I dedicate it to my wife.

    Liked by 11 people

  7. March 29, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    And this is a great idea.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. March 29, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    YOWSA—-GET THEM WRITING BRAIN CELLS GOING! 🙂

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Lily
    March 29, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Done!

    Liked by 4 people

    • March 29, 2020 at 6:19 pm

      Absolutely beautiful, Lily. I love the allusions that are connected to freedom within your piece. 🐦

      Amazing writing that resonates to the reader the reality of freedom. ❤

      Like

      • Lily
        March 29, 2020 at 6:32 pm

        Thanks stay safe, !

        Liked by 2 people

      • March 29, 2020 at 6:33 pm

        Thank you. 🙂 Stay safe and healthy as well.

        Like

  10. March 29, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Just submitted my response

    Liked by 4 people

    • March 29, 2020 at 10:19 pm

      Absolutely beautiful, your contribution. I especially love the last line in relation to freedom on how it is found and so coveted. A lovely piece!

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 29, 2020 at 10:20 pm

        Thanks so much, Lucy. Your words were so beautifully weaved, it got me inspired 🌸😊

        Liked by 2 people

      • March 29, 2020 at 10:21 pm

        Aww, thank you so much. 🙂 I am so glad it inspired you.

        Liked by 1 person

      • March 29, 2020 at 10:25 pm

        It surely did 🌸🌸

        Liked by 1 person

  11. March 29, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    kinda hoping the google doc worked I wrote mine off the,the top of my head

    Liked by 5 people

    • March 29, 2020 at 11:06 pm

      Don’t worry, it worked! 🙂 Your piece is very enthralling with beautiful use of imagery. I love how it ties in themes of heroism with freedom. It’s very visual and innovative. Love it.

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 30, 2020 at 8:03 am

        Thanks Lucy 🙂 It was a poem being free of unwanted pounds, because I just lost another pound in my weight loss journey

        Liked by 3 people

  12. March 30, 2020 at 2:31 am

    Hey 👋🏼 Lucy.

    Thanks for following and liking my blog

    It’s nice to know you.

    How are you doing today? I hope all is going well?😃

    Liked by 3 people

    • March 30, 2020 at 7:31 am

      Hi Vincent! It’s nice to meet you. 🙂

      Anytime. Thank you for checking out my blog as well.

      I’m doing pretty good today. Thank you! How about you?

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 30, 2020 at 8:07 am

        The pleasure is mine 🙏

        You are inspiring, so is your blog.

        That’s really nice. I’m doing wonderfully well, thanks for asking.

        Just remember to stay safe 😷💐🙏

        Liked by 1 person

      • March 30, 2020 at 1:38 pm

        Stay safe and healthy as well, friend. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      • March 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm

        Thanks so much 🙏

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Rhen Laird
    March 30, 2020 at 4:52 am

    Wow, sounds very interesting indeed 🙂 I had to smile about the DNR order…I’ve changed blogs so many times…they just “up and died” 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

    • March 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks!
      Hahaha! I’m glad it could bring a smile. That does, unfortunately, happen though. But, progress is always made! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • Rhen Laird
        March 30, 2020 at 6:55 pm

        🙂

        Liked by 2 people

  14. March 30, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Hi Lucy, thank you for connecting to my blog. 🙂. I look forward to reading more here. Nina
    And this is a wonderful collaboration!

    Liked by 4 people

    • March 30, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      Anytime, Nina. I enjoyed your content. I thank you for connecting to my blog as well. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  15. March 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    What is the cost of freedom?
    To some, freedom is everything.
    They gave everything away for us to know open dreams and open spaces.
    Million white crosses for brave men across our world. This is the payment for our freedom.

    Liked by 5 people

    • March 30, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Oh, that is so beautiful and realistic. A very powerful reminder of the different sides of freedom–those who have it, those who do not, and those who are or were fighting for it for others. For the freedoms we have today, we have those who serve/served to thank. ❤ Blessings, my friend.

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 30, 2020 at 4:06 pm

        Thank you dear Lucy. I was a soldier for 15 years. I lost good friends to war and I saw the Europe WW2 graveyards. These graveyards made me understand. Freedom cost a lot.

        Liked by 3 people

  16. March 31, 2020 at 2:36 am

    In these times a getting together online is a great idea. If we have to socially isolate physically we can at least mingle online. I’ll see what I can contribute and thanks etc. (PS About your Gravatar:;Ginger cats are great. Weird but great.)

    Liked by 6 people

    • March 31, 2020 at 2:44 am

      Those were my thoughts as well about it. 🙂

      If you do decide to participate, I can’t wait to read your entry.

      Hahaha! That is so true. Do you have one as well? My ginger is lovely but he’s an absolute nut job. 😁

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 31, 2020 at 3:06 am

        Ginger, big tailed, bigger ego. Yep, another nut job. He drives my wife aka crazy cat lady crazier.

        Liked by 2 people

  17. April 1, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Beautiful verses Lucy! And a wonderful idea of collaboration. Times like these…and indeed at all times…poetry should bring people together, especially since we’ve such a forum. All the best to you, stay safe,
    Greetings from Spain,
    Francisco

    Liked by 3 people

    • April 1, 2020 at 7:13 am

      Yes, I definitely agree! 😃 Poetry should be a source of connection, and with social distancing as well, I thought it might help with reaching out to others. Thank you for the comment, friend. Stay healthy and safe too.

      Liked by 2 people

  18. April 2, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    I love this concept Lucy ❤️

    Liked by 4 people

    • April 2, 2020 at 11:52 pm

      So glad you do. ❤️❤️ I really wanted to promote togetherness during these times.

      Liked by 1 person

      • April 3, 2020 at 12:02 am

        Thanks for sharing this to build up us one ☝️.

        Liked by 1 person

  19. April 4, 2020 at 6:27 am

    Reblogged this on The Bee Writes… and commented:

    Hey poetry-lovers, here is a cool April poetry project to participate in! Thanks Lucy for this wonderful idea. Please, leave comments on Lucy’s blog and not here. Thanks 🙋‍♀️🐝

    Liked by 4 people

    • April 4, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Thank you so much for the reblog. 😃❤️

      Like

      • April 4, 2020 at 9:33 am

        You are very welcome. Not sure if I’ll find the mind to take part because of everything going on with my cancer but I am sure my readers appreciate your idea! 🙋‍♀️🐝🌻

        Liked by 2 people

      • April 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm

        I understand. You’ll be in my thoughts, friend. ❤ ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      • April 5, 2020 at 1:02 am

        Thanks very much 🙋‍♀️ I appreciate that 🌻🐝

        Liked by 3 people

  20. April 5, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity!!

    Liked by 3 people

    • April 5, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      I thank you for your contribution. 🙂 I love the rhythm and rhyme scheme of it. Brilliant meaning draped with raw honesty and truth.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Dor
    April 6, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    I actually started writing poetry again recently. It’s really nice that you’re doing this collaboration. I hope you like my contribution. ☺️

    Liked by 4 people

    • April 6, 2020 at 1:06 pm

      I love your contribution. It is such an emotional and captivating piece about personal freedom. Very powerful and inspiring!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dor
        April 6, 2020 at 1:44 pm

        Thank you very much 😊

        Liked by 2 people

  22. April 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Great prompt/collaboration Lucy… I’ve just submitted my piece…xx

    Liked by 2 people

    • April 10, 2020 at 7:50 pm

      Beautiful poem! I love the imagery and it is so striking. Very evocative and raw. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • April 10, 2020 at 7:59 pm

        Yeah !!… I’m pleased you thought it was ok xx

        Liked by 1 person

  23. mariamichaela
    April 11, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Submitted mine just now. Hope it went through okay. Stay safe! 🌹

    Liked by 2 people

    • April 11, 2020 at 7:09 am

      Absolutely beautiful and inspiring. I love it! Stay safe as well. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  24. April 11, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Such a great idea!❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  25. April 12, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Nice one. So how did it go?

    Liked by 2 people

    • April 12, 2020 at 7:25 am

      It’s still ongoing. 😃 It has been fantastic so far, though.

      Liked by 1 person

  26. April 12, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Awesome ! Loved the concept

    Liked by 2 people

    • April 12, 2020 at 11:38 am

      Thanks! So glad you do.

      Like

  27. April 13, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    So fun. I don’t usually write (other than blog posts), but I participated! I’m intrigued to see the end result. And – I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my Indie Author Spotlight today and liking my post. I do hope you’ll come back!

    Like

    • April 13, 2020 at 11:10 pm

      Well, I am so happy you participated. Thank you for your contribution. It is absolutely beautiful and heartfelt, and especially germane during these tough times.

      Anytime! I’m glad I found your blog. I will definitely drop by again and leave a comment soon. Thank you for checking out my blog as well. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  28. April 17, 2020 at 9:06 am

    I just noticed in the comments above that if the form of my poetry doesn’t conform with yours, I should leave my lines here and I think we can both agree, mine don’t:
    Four rivers run through the garden of Eden,
    With all God’s creations and man and his wife
    Adam and Eve bite the apple forbidden
    Are blessed in knowledge but cursed to this life

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 17, 2020 at 9:23 am

      I personally don’t see it as conflicting with my guidelines, since Adam and Eve are what I would consider common knowledge. In my opinion, your piece is not overly religious at all, so your submission is fine. 🙂

      Like

  29. April 18, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    You have an Amazing blog and this is absolutely something unique concept to collab.
    Good work lucy.
    I have just sent mine through the form.
    Check it out and let me know.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 18, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you so, so much. I am so glad you think so. ☺️

      I love your piece to the collaboration. It is very true in these times, very visceral. Would it be okay with you if I reformat it? From my end, it looks to be six lines when the maximum I have is four lines for the collaboration. Let me know if that’s alright with you. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  30. April 18, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Yah that’s completely okay ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  31. April 22, 2020 at 3:07 am

    HI! I read and write poems too! Please read mine here:

    https://batanghilaga.wordpress.com/2020/04/16/all-we-need-is/

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 22, 2020 at 3:13 am

      An excellent piece. Thank you for sharing. ❤

      Like

  32. April 23, 2020 at 1:32 am

    Hey Lucy! Just submitted mine. I hope it’s enough to be a contribution. I have not written a poem for quite a while now, but thank you for making me do. Thank you as well for liking my blog posts. Your works are really amazing. You’re such a great writer 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 23, 2020 at 1:41 am

      Hi! Thank you so much. I am so happy to hear that you enjoy my work. I have enjoyed reading your work as well and I look forward to reading more. ❤
      I also thank you for your wonderful contribution. It is so beautiful and personal about freedom and the desire for it. Absolutely stunning.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. April 23, 2020 at 3:07 am

    Hello! I submitted the form and I hope it went through fine. Also, when can we see the end result?
    Thankyou for the initiative, I am quite inexperienced and new to blog writing but I enjoyed it. I love your works. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 23, 2020 at 3:18 am

      Hi! It went through a-okay, friend. 👌 Such a lovely piece with rich imagery. So much beauty in it. Thank you for submitting it!

      Now as for when the end result will be posted, it will be up a couple days after the collaboration ends. So, around the beginning of May. 🙂

      Like

  34. April 23, 2020 at 3:20 am

    Okay, thankyou 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 23, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      Wow! Thank you so much.

      Like

  35. April 25, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Hey there! It’s been quite a long time. Love this idea by the way. Um…. I’m not sure if what I wrote is okay though, but atleast I tried😅. So here it is:

    With eyes closed, peace swallows me;
    As I am soothed by the cool runnings,
    Of the gentle streams of tranquility:
    A hidden treasure discovered at last!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 25, 2020 at 2:38 pm

      Hi! Long time, no see. 😉

      What you wrote is amazing. So beautifully tranquil and peaceful. I love how it connects to freedom–personal freedom is one of the best types of freedoms to experience. Thank you for your contribution!

      Liked by 1 person

  36. April 25, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    I appreciate the invitation, and looking forward to the collaboration.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 25, 2020 at 4:53 pm

      Thank you for your contribution! It is very honest and beautiful. Eloquent words. ❤

      Like

  37. 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑵 🌋
    April 25, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    How on Earth do you have this many likes on this post? Lol.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 25, 2020 at 6:24 pm

      Hahaha. I know, right?

      Seriously though, I reposted it a few times so that it doesn’t get buried, and so it can reach more people.

      Liked by 1 person

      • 𝑹𝒐𝑩𝑰𝑵 🌋
        April 25, 2020 at 6:28 pm

        Ohhh! Yeah I didn’t pick up on that. Makes sense, haha thanks for clearing it up! 😄💙

        Liked by 1 person

  38. April 25, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Wonderful concept! Love the idea Lucy. Just submitted mine! Hope you like it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 25, 2020 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you for your wonderful contribution. 😀 It is stunning, and very visceral in the sense that we all have burdens that chain us from being free. What an impactful meaning entwined in your words.

      Liked by 1 person

  39. April 28, 2020 at 1:49 am

    Wow! What a great idea 💡

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 28, 2020 at 2:44 am

      Thanks! So glad you participated. I love your piece. It is very emotional and heartfelt. A great piece about emotional freedom and support. ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      • April 28, 2020 at 2:47 am

        Thank you Lucy , Glad you appreciate it ♥️

        Liked by 1 person

  40. April 28, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    I have been thinking and thinking about what to write lol… I am not that great or talented with poems…

    At first I was going to write about the freedoms I have where I live… but then eh… not really free right now lol, so I don’t feel that anymore

    Then I was going to write about the freedoms when you have when you let go of things? But I’m still learning that area lol ✌️

    So freedom – what is that to me?

    I live in a country, where I am allowed to be free,
    But a dangerous virus quarantines me.

    Trapped inside, with nothing to do…
    Just waiting for a cure, and hoping it’s true.

    Freedom will be different… not like it was before…
    I’ve learned many lessons, that is for sure…

    Don’t take freedom for granted… it’s so precious you see… learn from these lessons to truly be free ✌️

    See?? Not that great with the poetry lol … I think that’s what I’m gonna have to go with?? ✌️

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      I really love your contribution, especially with how it relates to freedom during the pandemic and social isolation. That is very true with so much meaning within your words. Excellent piece!

      Liked by 1 person

  41. April 29, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    This is a great challenge, I love poetry a lot too! I’m too late right now but I’m looking forward to more of these. I love your writing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 29, 2020 at 9:56 pm

      Aww, thank you so much. I am very glad you like my writing. I have been enjoying your content as well.
      Ah, I understand. I will be doing more of these in the near future. Perhaps very soon. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  42. April 29, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Fantastic idea. Thank you ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 29, 2020 at 10:54 pm

      I thank you for your contribution! What a lovely, resonating piece. It is enthralling and stunning, especially in relation to the theme. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  43. Rhen Laird
    April 30, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Is the entire poem going to be posted, and if so where…I’m kind of out of the loop 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 30, 2020 at 10:06 pm

      Yes, it will be posted on my blog tomorrow morning. 🙂

      Like

      • Rhen Laird
        April 30, 2020 at 10:07 pm

        Oooh, cool!! Thanks 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • April 30, 2020 at 10:22 pm

        You’re welcome. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      • Rhen Laird
        April 30, 2020 at 10:55 pm

        🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  44. ManyaUchil
    May 11, 2020 at 5:27 am

    Hey is that ur cat? It’s super cute

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 11, 2020 at 7:56 am

      Yes, it is! Thank you.

      Like

  45. ManyaUchil
    May 12, 2020 at 12:18 am

    OMG u’r so lucky… my parents would never allow me a cat

    Liked by 1 person

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