Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Poetic Exercise

I think Sherry said it best, when she used the word, "toadly".  I love the view of the pond Kerry, very pretty.  Summer for me is a crazy time; I have two kids and there is always something going on. I will do what I can to contribute more. We all know how life can get in the way. Thanks Robb for this home and Thank you Kerry for redecorating.  I thought it would be great to begin with a poetic exercise.


I love fortune cookies, the best one I ever received said, "Monday would be a very special day".  It was on a Friday, I received this message. I still have it tucked away in a scrapbook. I was pregnant and my son was born on Monday.  This was the due date I had been given; the Dr said, it wouldn't happen, but it did!  See those fortunes, sometime share great wisdom and speak the truth.  I thought it would be fun to include a fortune saying in our poem. You can pick which one speaks to you.  Here is a list of general ones, or you can select  one here, or pick from another list. When you share you poem, please share the cookie's fortune with us and then pen your poem with the fortune as one verse.  Pick your favorite cookie, I mean verse :D



9 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks, Ella. This looks like a lot of fun.

flaubert said...

Looks like fun, Ella. I will be back in a few days with something, thanks.

Pamela

Robert Lloyd said...

Ella Thanks for the prompt. I am excited to particpate and am so happy Kerry has ran with this. The page was getting dusty. My poem came from the quote in red on the poem. SOmething about the mischeivous are never lonely. I have been on a ....hmmm..how should I put it...Sensual ...writting streak lately so it fit perfect with my daring. I am off to read the others here.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yay, the comment thingy is fixed. I love this prompt. I likely will write it tomorrow morning, am so tired tonight my brain is fairly creaking and I want to write something besides zzzzzzzzz.........I love the way the site looks now and the two week format looks great.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hey what happened to my dream prince, the big toad on the banner who was so toad-ally awesome?? did he hop away? Or am I the only one who cant see him?

Susannah said...

Hello everyone, it is good to see this page up and running again. :-)

I thought I would join in with this prompt, (good one Ella!) I am not too pleased with the result :-( but I thought I would leave my link anyway, as I wanted to show my support for this place.

Good to see you all again!

Susannah x

David Scott said...

I love fortune cookie phrases...keep my favorite ones in my wallet.

The poem I submitted is an older one, but seemed like it was appropriate for this occasion.

Lillian Susan Thomas said...

I also keep my best ones, not the wisdom ones, but the best fortunes,lol.
I went to a seminar at the Austin International Poetry Festival that was led by a poet who I admire here in Houston area more established than me. Her talk and exercises were about short forms. She gave us fortune cookie inserts as prompts. She gave me the ones no one used in the class.

Ella said...

I am late to the game; I never intended to not post right away!
Anyway, I'm back~