Prompt & Link: “Déjà vu”

9:00 AM Friday morning, March 21st, 2008, on the U.S. west coast, is quickly approaching — so… here I am with a new Prompt! This week’s, and the twenty seventh Writer’s Island prompt is: “Déjà vu”.

As always, I don’t want to sway your take on this week’s prompt. What inner chord might “Déjà vu” strike? Please share with us what resonates for you!

••> This week we turn to the wonderful new movie release, Under The Same Moon, as the source of our fifth Matinee Muse prompt — “Persistence”. See if that stirs your creative juices. The movie will stir your heart.


The Matinee Muse prompts are now a regular weekly offering. So please enjoy! <••

Feel free to use either, or both, of this week’s prompts — or use neither if you so choose. Whatever moves your soul this week is what we all want to read.

So, create your poem, prose, short story, essay, commentary, or whatever — and post it on your blog. Feel free to include recordings of you reading your work — and any photo, artwork, or graphic representation you feel is relevant.

When you have finished your piece, please return here to this post and place your link to your work as a comment — and as you know, just the link, not the piece.

Please realize there is no need to rush, this post will be open to receive your links for the entire week, leading up to the next prompt.

May your persistence with your muse, this week and every week, bring you the inspiration you need to write your best — to write your heart! We can’t wait to see what you have for us…


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71 responses to “Prompt & Link: “Déjà vu”

  1. niebla

    Here’s Evasions on the déjà vu theme.

    Thanks for the prompts!

  2. I might more persistent later on. For now”

    dancing comes full circle

  3. greyscaleterritory

    Here is my response. I may write another. Love this topic!

    Deja Vu Dreamcoat

  4. Well, this is sort of in keeping with the prompt. I hope you enjoy my update on the Easter story.

  5. This is the first time I’m doing this.
    Poetry is all i can do!

    here goes:

  6. i posted this a few days ago…nothing to do with this week’s prompts, unless you note the persistance of the baby wanting to come into the world and inquisitive spirit….

    A Mother’s Love

    I will come back later and post something re. prompts…..xoxox Rebecca

  7. I’m no longer a practicing Catholic, but I’m certainly a “cultural Catholic,” and I wanted to post something that pertained to the Easter Season. I chose the theme of “Persistence.”


  8. Richard, I wanted to post a comment on your blog last night but couldn’t get it to go through. Are only Mac users allowed for comments? That doesn’t seem correct.

    My compliments to you on a great blog and excellent writing.


    PS: I’m working on my first word prompt with Writer’s Island!

  9. This is my submission to this week’s word prompt invitation, The Dollhouse:

    Revisiting memories as a little girl; still so real and meaningful.

  10. Thanks for the prompt and the site. Here’s mine…

    Deja Vu

  11. A Blessed Day Everyone!

    Be persistent and Be The Best That You Could Be

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

  12. I have my entry for this week’s prompt posted:

    Déjà vu? or a Slice of Life

  13. First timer. I liked the prompt this week so decided to jump in.

  14. Deja vu … reliving a prior experience what point of one’s Life ??
    Read my poem on

  15. The persistence of a child from me this week.

    Wishing a lovely holiday to all celebrating.

  16. Persistence and the Designer is up. Happy Easter everyone and I hope you all have a great weekend.

  17. Hi all writers,

    Please support Earth Day.

    Have a great day,
    happy easter,

  18. Rob,

    Poetry4kids has linked my poem Dancing comes full circle here. I had left a link of this on his blog to encourage his blog. He published it on his blog and has not credited to me in his blog.

    I think, it should be deleted from here.

  19. writersisland

    Gautami –

    I quickly investigated, and you are correct. I have disabled the link to your piece which ‘Poetry4Kids’ had posted on the Earth Day project site, without giving credit to you. I left the URL link to the actual poetry4kids site.

    Thank you for notifying me.

    WI Moderator

  20. writersisland

    Hello Islanders –

    I want to quickly touch on a point of creative rights. Sharing poetry here on Writers Island DOES NOT mean copying someone else’s piece, and reposting it on your site — unless you have been given specific permission to do so by the author, and you do the reposting in a manner approved by the author.

    Please respect the creative rights of the original authors on this Island, and any other site you may visit.

    Thank you all very much!

    WI Moderator

  21. Thanks Rob, for disabling that link. I found poetry4kids link on Read write poem and thought of encouraging that 9 years old kid.

    I left the link in the comment section. Milou moderates the comments. My link never showed up there and next I see, my poem is published on that blog without giving me any credits. And then I see it HERE when I came here to check for new links!

    jeques poem is too published on Milou’s blog with no credits. And it was me who told jeques about the project!

    I feel so bad about it. Imagine an almost 10-years old getting better of someone four times her age!

    Should I laugh or cry?

  22. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration. Here’s my
    Déjà Views.

  23. A sideways slant on “Déjà vu”.
    Villanelle For Joan

  24. Gautami and Rob,

    I visited that site, and submitted a cotribution as Gautami encouraged me. Yeah, it’s just so sad. What’s worse, their are some errors made in my poem when it waw published on her site – I already left her a message to do some corrections and adjustments. Well, lessons learned.

    Here’s my contribution for Déjà vu: Seeing My Reflections In Their Eyes

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

  25. Deja Vu –

    A FAMILIAR WAY, at Nickers and Ink

    Better late than never . . . just like my memory! 😉

    Blessings and HAPPY EASTER!


  26. Here’s an attempt
    <a href=”” I look at you

  27. Hope I’m not last one posting….

    my poem


  28. This week’s prompt of “Déjà vu” inspired me to two poems.
    Tho’ I have already posted the link to my first offering …a moment of reunion with his beloved in his dying moment.. I shall post the link here again

    The second is a real life incident that I have experienced …..

    To Gautami, Richard, Paisley, Tumblewords ..thank you so much for looking up my first poem “Déjà vu”.. I am a little tied up right now so please allow me a little more time to come visit you ! 🙂

  29. Here’s my take on the Déjà Vu prompt:

    Happy Easter to all Islanders!

  30. Hello, I do not know how others do these so quickly…I seem to labor over them…

  31. When you erase the original post and need to repeat a roundup of the ideas…well that is real “dejavue”


  32. lol Barbara – I relate to that one. 🙂

    Persistence was my prompt of choice –


  33. Greetings Islanders …

    Here’s my Deja Vu contribution.

    Peace, JP/deb

  34. here is mine; a lovely poem by William Park of the UK on peristence titled “the bookstall”. the images in my tile are kells illustrations; some of the oldest illuminated illustrations in existence. that is persistence?

  35. i do not write poetry much, find it quite hard actually since i took a poetry course a few years ago and it took all the fun out of it because now i dissect it so much making sure it reads as it should, that the Muse has gone on permanent vacation…but this one was one i wrote many years ago, pre-Muse-castoff, inspired by a dream…please be gentle, as I am among so many prolific and talented poets 🙂

    A Dream Divine

  36. I would swear that I’ve done this before…

  37. I took a bit of a twist to these two prompts, and looked at one scene from two perspectives:

    I’m pretty happy with what I came up with…what do you think?

  38. My take on persistence (a little bit cheesy, but couldn’t improve it further)

  39. WOW! This was obviously a popular prompt. Looking forward to reading everyone’s work. I used deja vu in my story.

  40. Here is my contribution…

    Deja Vu

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