Hello dear Toads, and pond visitors. It's Fireblossom here in the driver's seat with your weekend photo prompt! This time, it is my distinct pleasure to introduce to all of you a very dear friend of mine, Daryl Edelstein. She has two blogs: On the m104: Out & About In New York City, and Through My Eyes, which is a more general photography blog. I just know you're going to love her work as much as I do, and find lots of writing inspiration!
So, if I can have your attention...
to stop and smell the flowers,
listen to the rustle in the trees,
maybe even hop a fence or two,
peek in a window,
go down a flight of stairs,
and see the city, through Daryl's camera lens!
But, be careful,
follow the rules,
and watch out for strange creatures,
because I want you all home before dark
and all in one piece!
Oh, one last thing...
you've been Darylized!
Here's the challenge: write a poem inspired by any of these photographs of Daryl's. Be sure to give her credit for the photo you use, then link back here to Toads and sign the link! Simple Simon. I'm looking forward to seeing what all of you will write!
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.