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.

93 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    Shotgun House––
    both barrels of sunlight
    head the geese home

    Alan Summers

  2. kalaramesh Says:

    once the red door
    was all I had for comfort …
    down memory lane

    Kala Ramesh

  3. kalaramesh Says:

    exoskeleton
    my shadow slips through
    the railings

    Kala Ramesh

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    a life led
    color by color
    starglint

    Alan Summers

  5. Alan S. Bridges Says:

    creole accent

    the vibrant colors

    of her life

  6. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    I can hear the colors in this poem. I love it!

  7. Garry Eaton Says:

    shotgun shack
    a backfire clears
    the living room

  8. M Vlooswyk Says:

    colorful doors-
    which one leads
    to Big Easy's heart

  9. Claudette Russell Says:

    the old neighborhood
    colorful people
    brightened my childhood

  10. Claudette Russell Says:

    shades of memories
    behind
    closed doors

  11. Tony Burfield Says:

    each door…
    realizing i'm locked
    out

  12. Garry Eaton Says:

    New Orleans

    gang graffiti

    on a recycle bin

  13. diannemoritz Says:

    very nice haiku

  14. Claudette Russell Says:

    the simple words I write
    opening
    so many doors

  15. Alan S. Bridges Says:

    years later
    layers of paint cover
    the water line

  16. Tony Burfield Says:

    does color exist
    our slow a.m. turn
    toward the sun

  17. Roger Paul Says:

    A Jaq
    In the neighborhood
    My my

  18. M.C. Childs Says:

    Three red doors two dormers
    and saxophone lessons
    sweet tea on hot nights

  19. Buffy Silverman Says:

    behind each closed door
    imagined stories
    unfold

  20. batsword Says:

    vibrant morning
    open up
    them pearly gates!

  21. Sylvia Forges-Ryan Says:

    So large in my mind
    so small when I return
    the house of my childhood

  22. Claudette Russell Says:

    perfect neighborhood
    all the colors
    intermingling

  23. Sam Bateman Says:

    inside a collection of colors improvisation begins

  24. Helen Buckingham Says:

    spring portal leads to portal tulip avenue

  25. SE Gifford Says:

    Shotgun- We live in the space between light's entrance and its exit.

  26. Carole MacRury Says:

    a door opens
    to empty space . . .
    leaving home

  27. Carole MacRury Says:

    coming home—
    the door of my youth
    painted blue

  28. Carole MacRury Says:

    from the house
    with three red doors
    . . .jazz riffs

  29. Alan Summers Says:

    Congratulations!!! :-)

    Alan

  30. Claudette Russell Says:

    street musician
    all the doors
    open at once

  31. diannemoritz Says:

    colorful houses
    colorful residents
    vibrant neighborhood

  32. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    kaleidoscope
    the scent of spring
    in every color

  33. Helen Buckingham Says:

    through a crack in the sidewalk sunlit tulips

  34. Helen Buckingham Says:

    no lions no witches all doors lead to spring

  35. carolraisfeld Says:

    generations 
    side by side
    a baby cries

  36. John Kaprielian Says:

    Water color
    Flood water
    Color flood

  37. carolraisfeld Says:

    jambalaya days
    a comfort of colors
    the heat of jazz

  38. dl mattila Says:

    another row
    of funky tea drinks
    shotgun shacks

  39. carolraisfeld Says:

    in a world of color
    the Big Easy dances
    to a vibrant rhythm 

  40. dl mattila Says:

    foot-tappin'
    folk rock funk pop . . .
    shotgun shacks

  41. Laurie Greer Says:

    morning sunshine
    powdered sugar
    on a warm beignet

  42. R. M. Di Salvatore Says:

    old house –
    my childhoo
    in each room

  43. R.M. Di Salvatore Says:

    old house –
    my childhood
    in each room

  44. R.M. Di Salvatore Says:

    red yellow and blue –
    all the colors
    of my childhood

  45. R.M. Di Salvatore Says:

    a little spring
    even in midwinter –
    Marigny Vernacular

  46. R.M. Di Salvatore Says:

    colores sunrise –
    the sun shines
    on each door

  47. Michael Heny Lee Says:

    out side the box
    thinking one way
    living another

  48. th. vandergrau Says:

    postcard houses when all is said and done

  49. Laurie Greer Says:

    door to door collecting the rainbow

  50. Laurie Greer Says:

    red yellow green
    how they painted
    the odds

  51. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    a fresh coat of paint
    can’t disguise
    grandmother’s old place
    the tiniest house
    holds the biggest hugs

  52. James Westbrooks Says:

    colors of spring
    beneath a clear blue sky
    in thin winter sunlight

  53. M.C.Childs Says:

    painting shotguns
    with saxophone blues
    delta breeze n’est-ce pas?

  54. Claudette Russell Says:

    the music of my childhood
    played out
    in colors

  55. Claudette Russell Says:

    home again
    behind every door
    someone who remembers me

  56. Alan S. Bridges Says:

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

  57. Sam Bateman Says:

    morning sun
    touching the colors
    of our dreams

  58. Gary Hittmeyer Says:

    all my wishes
    behind the red door
    The Marigny

  59. Sandi Pray Says:

    repainting life

    in primary colours

    storm surge

  60. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

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

  61. Alan Summers Says:

    Congratulations!!! :-)

  62. Karin L. Frank Says:

    shotgun houses
    still speak
    NOLA lingua.

  63. Claudette Russell Says:

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

  64. Jeremy Kindall Says:

    For Sale sign
    Not quite
    The right shade of red

  65. Buffy Shutt Says:

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

  66. Buffy Shutt Says:

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

  67. ghittmeyer Says:

    dixieland dreams a jambalaya of sights sounds and tastes

  68. Helen Buckingham Says:

    flames leap
    in 4 / 4 time
    spring heat

  69. Tracy Davidson Says:

    easy living
    our street
    a painter's palette

  70. Tanu Wakefield Says:

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

  71. Marie Shimane Says:

    unfading
    through distance and time
    the color of home

  72. Kashinath Karmakar Says:

    closed doors-
    the world inside each room
    through cable network

    -Kashinath Karmakar

  73. Kashinath Karmakar Says:

    fading colours–
    the sky still
    same blue

  74. Kassja Says:

    cloudless sky
    a Marigny jazz trio
    plays the blues

  75. Helen Buckingham Says:

    sunlight
    squared
    no flags

  76. Stuart Schupack Says:

    many colors
    in the box
    nothing beats sky blue

  77. Kassja Says:

    creole cottages
    shimmy down the block
    crocuses in bloom

  78. Jeffrey Ferrara Says:

    when the doors
    are opened —
    music fills the length

  79. Jeffrey Ferrara Says:

    beyond black and white a keyboard of colors

  80. Dominic Zucchero Says:

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

  81. Kassja Says:

    high noon
    a blaring bugle
    crescendo

  82. Laurie Greer Says:

    king cake street–
    Mardi Gras palette

  83. Anjali Warhadpande Says:

    Childhood neighbourhood
    Each memory
    Housed in different colours

  84. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    carried home
    on a long saxophone note
    multicoloured blues

  85. Bob Redmond Says:

    burgundy street blues
    and the rest of the rainbow
    in Marigny

  86. 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

  87. Joanne van Helvoort Says:

    the old house
    someone coloured
    my past

  88. Brittany Hause Says:

    green even now
    the pavement cracks
    and plywood slats of home

    Brittany Hause

  89. atbogar Says:

    smell of gumbo
    mingle with hot jazz
    from the graveyard

  90. Minakshi Srivastava Says:

    Wonderful post

  91. Fred Flohr Says:

    sunset walk
    down a hawthorne lane
    the fading scent of her

  92. bradford harrington Says:

    daydream pastel door

    sidewalk late spring lightcast

    big easy close quarters

  93. erinfd Says:

    2009 – 2011 –
    2013 – 2015

    a vibrant walk
    down memory lane

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