Saddle Up Saloon: A Whole New World

Saddle Up Saloon: A Whole New World

As writers, we come up with worlds in our heads and commit them to paper. Even fiction that ostensibly takes place in our own world must contain fictional characters and elements that make it differ from our own. Today at the Saloon, we’re going to sip our brews...
Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Howdy once again! It’s been a wild ride but this here’s the final post for Anyone Can Poem. I’d planned to use this last post to wrap up everyone’s free verse poems from last month; problem is, no one came round to share ’em. Instead,...
Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Well, howdy! I’ll bet you’re surprised to see me again. I can say that makes two of us! I’m jest here to let y’all know Kid ‘n Pal will be returning to their old Saddle Up Saloon shenanigans, but on each Friday. Don’t tell, but I...
Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Good ev’ning or mornin’! Welcome to our tenth month of poem-ing. We’ve a rough ride this year -through loosening up, parody, forms, meter, and word choice. Now, we’re facin’ the roughest bull ride this side o’ the Mississippi: free...
Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

It’s yet another month of Anyone Can Poem. The Management (me) would like to apologize for delays in responding to submitted poetry. I don’t spend all my time ’round these parts, and it’s startin’ to show …specifically, I’m...
Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Whew! Welcome to Anyone Can Poem, the time when we scare away the I-can’t-coyotes and embrace the I-will-wallabies. Yes, our rodeo has wallabies. Thank you to all the amazing poets who responded to my challenge to murder their children -erm, to remove their...
Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

If’n your summer (or winter) has been as busy as mine, I shore do ‘preciate your comin’ back for more poeming. Still, I didn’t get many volunteers in last month’s offer to send me your poem needing a bit of meter-tinkering. The offer is...
Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Man, oh woman, this has been one heck of a month! Thanks to all the poets (you *are* all poets!) for playing along with these prompts despite your busy lives. I tip my hat to ya. Last time I got up on this here stage, I encouraged y’all to intentionally mess...
Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Today’s the day for more poem-ing! Don’t look at me like that; the title should have told you something poetic lay round the nearest hay bale! If’n you’re old hat, you definitely knew where we were going. You also tried limericks last month,...
Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Saddle Up Saloon: Anyone Can Poem

Welcome, ladies and gents, to Anyone Can Poem, the rodeo where …well, anyone can poem. Last time we were in the saddle, I introduced the basics of haiku. We used its general syllable outline to jump in and have some fun. Where will we ride from here? To...