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Monday Poetry Prompt: Elated


Against the prevailing winds, this week let’s write an elated poem. It’s still important to be able to write even when you’re not feeling it so let’s try to focus on something good, really good, a memory or a hope for the future. Post your joy in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


10 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Elated

  1. I wrote a short story and added my poem at the end. Here’s the link https://prolificpulse.blog/2020/06/30/elation/

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | June 30, 2020, 10:11 AM
  2. I went to Shangri-la yesterday
    no airlines, no psychedelic drugs
    just four wheels and a flight of fancy.
    From the child size stone town
    we continued on to Yancyville,
    adult size and tranquil.
    Just a few miles down the road
    and a few dozen years back
    when simple joys were found
    in garden corners and imagination.
    Well worth the price of gas.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | June 29, 2020, 6:43 PM
  3. A pleasant breeze blows across the tower
    where my final sputnik of love was lifted
    a pillar of white marking her path above
    and only quiet now, down here below

    And I will sit with my feet in the waters of Ocracoke
    watching them circle overhead
    With a view of the still snow-covered Sangres to my right
    And the dark green pinons of Capulin to my left
    While a cool, dry breeze moves gently down from the col in-between
    toward the chair where I sit

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Chris Clarke | June 29, 2020, 8:42 AM

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