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 replies

  1. Wow, I love this concept :O

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

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  2. This is a wonderful idea!

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

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  4. 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

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  5. “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.

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  6. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    YOWSA—-GET THEM WRITING BRAIN CELLS GOING! 🙂

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

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  8. 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?😃

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  9. 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” 🙂

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

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  11. 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.

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    • 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.

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  12. 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.)

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  13. 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

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  14. I love this concept Lucy ❤️

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  15. 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 🙋‍♀️🐝

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  16. Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity!!

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

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

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

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  20. Nice one. So how did it go?

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  21. Awesome ! Loved the concept

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  22. 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!

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    • 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. 🙂

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  23. 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

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    • 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. 🙂

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  24. 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.

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  25. Yah that’s completely okay ! 🙂

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  26. 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 🙂

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    • 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.

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  27. 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. 🙂

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    • 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. 🙂

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  28. 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!

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

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

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

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  32. Wow! What a great idea 💡

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  33. 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?? ✌️

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  34. 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!

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  35. Fantastic idea. Thank you ❤

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

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  37. Hey is that ur cat? It’s super cute

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

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