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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Play it Again, Toads! #16

"Neapolitan Song" 1929 Oil on Canvas
Joseph Stella
Welcome to the 16th "Play it Again, Toads!" where we revisit archived challenges of this amazing Imaginary Garden.   Choose your own challenge that interests you from the archives on the sidebar (2011-2015) or select from three I've highlighted below.

You may use my photos I am sharing with you here (but certainly not required) - if so, please use the photo with an archived challenge.  Click on any image to enlarge and to see the details more clearly.   I took these photos while visiting the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.

You may rework old poems or submit original poems and link your specific post to Mr. Linky below.  Please make it clear which challenge you are resurrecting by including a link.  If you share poetry here, please take time to visit and comment on the other poetic endeavors.

1.  Imagined by Ella - Fortune Cookies

2.  Imagined by Kerry - Envelopes

3.  Imagined by Marian - A-Z

"Hibiscus with Plumeria" 1939 Oil on Canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe
"Magnolia" 1895 Oil on Canvas
Charles Walter Stetson
"Spring" 1890 Oil on Canvas
Thomas Wilmer Dewing

Two details of the above image:

"Spring -detail"  1890 Thomas Wilmer Dewing
"Spring - detail"  1890 Thomas Wilmer Dewing
"In the Garden" 1892 Oil on Canvas
Childe Hassam
"June" 1911 Oil on Canvas
John White Alexander


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Turning Pink

Hi everyone ~   In my part of the world, we are awaiting the pink cherry blooms in the park, and the winter chill to finally leave us.   I definitely have the pink color in my mind. Here's a list poem on pink I came across which I hope will spark some pink ideas for your pen.



Pink Dawn, Aurora Pink, Misty Pink, Fresh Pink, Natural Pink, Country
Pink, Dusty Pink, Pussywillow Pink, Pink Heather, Pink Peony, Sunflower
Pink, Plum Pink, Peach of a Pink, Raspberry Pink, Watermelon Pink, Pink
Lemonade, Bikini Pink, Buoy Buoy Pink, Sea Shell Pink, Pebble Pink, Pink
Piper, Acapulco Pink, Tahiti Beach Pink, Sunny Pink, Hot Pink, Sizzling Pink,
Skinnydip Pink, Flesh Pink, Transparent Pink, Breezy Pink, Sheer Shiver
Pink, Polar Bare Pink, Pink Frost, Frosty Pink, Frost Me Pink, Frosted Pink,
Sugarpuff Pink, Ice Cream Pink, Lickety Pink, Pink Melba, Pink Whip,
Pinkermint, Sweet Young Pink, Little Girl Pink, Fragile Pink, Fainting Pink,
Helpless Pink, Tiny Timid Pink, Wink of Pink, Shadow of Pink, Tint of Pink,
Shimmer of Pink, Flicker of Pink, Pink Flash, E.S. Pink, Person-to-Person
Pink, City Pink, Penny Lane Pink, Pink Paisley, London Luv Pink, Pretty Pink,
Pastel Pink, Pinking Sheer, Pink Piqué, Pink Silk, Plush Pink, Lush Iced Pink,
Brandied Pink, Sheer Pink Champagne, Candlelight Pink, Fluffy Moth Pink,
Softsilver Pink, Pinkyring, Turn Pale Pink, A Little Pink, Pinker, Pinkety Pink,
Heart of Pink, Hug that Pink, Passionate Pink, Snuggle Pink, Pink-Glo!,
Happy-Go-Pink, Daredevil Pink, By Jupiter Pink, Stark Raving Pink, Viva La
Pink.

Our prompt today is to write a new poem or prose poem using the word pink in the title or verses.   Write in free verse or form, the choice is yours.  Here's wishing you all a good Saturday & happy weekend ~  Grace (aka Heaven)