Writing prompt for tinywords 19.1

Marigny Vernacular by Jay Sterling Austin

With Joanne E. Miller’s poem “every love story” tinywords 18.2 also has ended. Thank you to all our subscribers and readers for dropping by.

It’s time now to begin again. Our new submission period began as scheduled on February 1, 2019 and will continue throughout the entire month.

We will not be publishing daily poems while we prepare the next issue.

To keep things lively while we work on the new issue, we present this street of colorful houses titled “Marigny Vernacular” by Jay Sterling Austin as our new writing prompt. The Marigny is a neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. Even in the depths of winter, NOLA is a vibrant and colorful city that has inspired generations of  writers and engendered many city nicknames.

Your writing prompt challenge is to pen a tiny original poem or two in response to this glimpse of The Big Easy. Leave your best efforts in the comment box below and the tinywords editorial team will share the best of the best in tinywords 19.1, which is due out in late March.

Keep in mind, we will continue to accept regular submissions for the next issue (issue 19.1) through the end of February, 2019.

Thanks for dropping by and for sharing your poems.


94 Responses

  1. Claudette Russell Says:

    the music of my childhood
    played out
    in colors

  2. Claudette Russell Says:

    home again
    behind every door
    someone who remembers me

  3. Alan S. Bridges Says:

    shotgun house
    the pungence of shrimp gumbo
    makes its way to the street

  4. Sam Bateman Says:

    morning sun
    touching the colors
    of our dreams

  5. Gary Hittmeyer Says:

    all my wishes
    behind the red door
    The Marigny

  6. Sandi Pray Says:

    repainting life

    in primary colours

    storm surge

  7. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Wisconsin winter
    I add a few more colors
    to a blog post

  8. Alan Summers Says:

    Congratulations!!! :-)

  9. Karin L. Frank Says:

    shotgun houses
    still speak
    NOLA lingua.

  10. Claudette Russell Says:

    grandma waiting for me
    at the top of the steps
    I still remember

  11. Jeremy Kindall Says:

    For Sale sign
    Not quite
    The right shade of red

  12. Buffy Shutt Says:

    Two mail slots in orange and yellow
    One mailbox green
    Little mail comes.

  13. Buffy Shutt Says:

    Backyard’s the Mississippi
    Jelly Roll Morton notes float
    Easy.

  14. martin1223 Says:

    Jelly Roll Morton
    under the hat's notes
    spare handkerchief

  15. ghittmeyer Says:

    dixieland dreams a jambalaya of sights sounds and tastes

  16. Helen Buckingham Says:

    flames leap
    in 4 / 4 time
    spring heat

  17. Tracy Davidson Says:

    easy living
    our street
    a painter's palette

  18. Tanu Wakefield Says:

    and did Louis lean on
    the lime green doors
    trumpeting this history?

  19. Marie Shimane Says:

    unfading
    through distance and time
    the color of home

  20. Kashinath Karmakar Says:

    closed doors-
    the world inside each room
    through cable network

    -Kashinath Karmakar

  21. Kashinath Karmakar Says:

    fading colours–
    the sky still
    same blue

  22. Kassja Says:

    cloudless sky
    a Marigny jazz trio
    plays the blues

  23. Helen Buckingham Says:

    sunlight
    squared
    no flags

  24. Stuart Schupack Says:

    many colors
    in the box
    nothing beats sky blue

  25. Kassja Says:

    creole cottages
    shimmy down the block
    crocuses in bloom

  26. Jeffrey Ferrara Says:

    when the doors
    are opened —
    music fills the length

  27. Jeffrey Ferrara Says:

    beyond black and white a keyboard of colors

  28. Dominic Zucchero Says:

    Quiet morning walk
    Sweet breakfast smells in the air
    Bright doors full of hope

  29. Kassja Says:

    high noon
    a blaring bugle
    crescendo

  30. Laurie Greer Says:

    king cake street–
    Mardi Gras palette

  31. Anjali Warhadpande Says:

    Childhood neighbourhood
    Each memory
    Housed in different colours

  32. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    carried home
    on a long saxophone note
    multicoloured blues

  33. Bob Redmond Says:

    burgundy street blues
    and the rest of the rainbow
    in Marigny

  34. Nancy A. Jensen Says:

    Winter in the Marigny
    hot jazz and vivid colors
    almost melt the snow

    Enter the Marigny
    through turquoise, crimson, gold
    exit winter’s bleakness

  35. Joanne van Helvoort Says:

    the old house
    someone coloured
    my past

  36. Brittany Hause Says:

    green even now
    the pavement cracks
    and plywood slats of home

    Brittany Hause

  37. atbogar Says:

    smell of gumbo
    mingle with hot jazz
    from the graveyard

  38. Minakshi Srivastava Says:

    Wonderful post

  39. Fred Flohr Says:

    sunset walk
    down a hawthorne lane
    the fading scent of her

  40. bradford harrington Says:

    daydream pastel door

    sidewalk late spring lightcast

    big easy close quarters

  41. erinfd Says:

    2009 – 2011 –
    2013 – 2015

    a vibrant walk
    down memory lane

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