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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.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Fireblossom Friday #3---Temptation!

Hello dear Toads and pond visitors! It's time once again for Fireblossom Friday, and this time the topic is temptation and confession. If you're like me, you can resist anything but temptation. So...

Shall we get started?

Oh, don't give me that old innocent routine, like butter wouldn't melt in your mouth...

What tempts you? 

This close to Valentine's Day, I'm especially thinking of romantic temptations, though I'll leave it up to you. What wickedness has tempted you? Are you ready to confess to kindly old Auntie Fireblossom, hmm?

Remember, if it isn't a little bit wrong, or risky, it isn't truly temptation.

Come on, tell me! It can stay between us, and um, everyone else who reads what you write, but hey...

Is this a face you can trust, or what?

And if it turns out badly, I'll be right along with you so you won't be lonely! Just write a poem about temptation and/or confession, link it back to Real Toads, and sign the linky. Easy! I'll be around to see what everyone has written. And honestly... my lips are sealed!
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31 comments:

hedgewitch said...

Very cool prompt, and hilarious 'slide show' from the talented emcee MS Fireblossom. I have tried to make temptation, a subject dear to my heart, and confession of a sort, both figure prominently in my submission.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I took the easy way out, but I enjoyed the journey.

Brendan said...

A most excellent adventure! How did I wake expecting exactly this sort of challenge ... Just so happens I have, this, uh, scroll, right here in me pocket ...

Brendan said...

PS and yeah, FB, you rock, perfect intro. Pic #4 is pure dart from the quiver of your song ... Who would not be prompted to confess?

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a delicious post! i thoroughly enjoyed it!!

thanks for brightening my day!

Mary said...

Ah, this was a very appropriate prompt for me at the moment! Thanks, Fireblossom.

Old Ollie said...

This one can be dangerous...oh those pre-monk days.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Woe is me! I'm already behind in the movie prompt.. now I have to consider the many temptations I fight off daily!!
I haven't written a thing all week so I hope the weekend grants me space to think.

Heaven said...

very tempting...will check back later on ~

Brendan said...

FB, I've tried a dozen times for the past two days to comment on your "Crow Against the Moon" to no avail ... Blogger sux! Maybe you can add the name/URL option ... B

Marian said...

cripes, i write about this kind of thing all the time, but now when prompted to? hmmmmm.

Fireblossom said...

Brendan, I've had other similar complaints. I changed something just now, so I hope that fixes it.

As soon as I get my poem posted, I'll be by to see you and anyone else I have missed so far. :-)

Mama Zen said...

Mmmmm . . . chocolate cake . . . I'm sorry, dear, did you say something?

Daydreamertoo said...

Great prompt.. who could resist ... :)

Margaret said...

I bailed and handed this assignment to "another". :)

my heart's love songs on wordpress said...

the. best. f**king. prompt. post. EVER!

absolutely LOVE this post, though i must confess that i wasn't really tempted to participate......

ok, so i lie.

thanks for such a fabulous prompt, Shay!

dani ♥

ps~ if you will disable the word verification on the comments, then everyone will be able to comment. i had to use a blogger i.d. instead of my open i.d.

Fireblossom said...

I've done so, Dani. I had a spammer, and so put it in for a couple days, but now it is turned off.

Thanks for the kind words!!!

Fireblossom said...

Margaret--I am so tickled that Sebastian wrote something for my prompt!

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks for this... I love your pictures!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love Fireblossom Fridays.Mine is simple - it is just what came easily and I am tired:)

Maia said...

Great shots, thanks for sharing.
I enjoyed watching them but I'm not good at poetry.

Sara said...

Okay...I can't leave a link, but I leave this...hmmm...temptation. It's a bit rough, but based on a true story. Keep in mind, writing should be FUN!

Temptation

He was there
Waiting just for me
No one else you see
Could give me that special stare

He was there
Watching as I walked
Head cocked as I talked
No other soul took his dare

He was there
Seeing me creep near
Camera focused on his rear
His head spun in a glare.

He was there
Flashing wings lifted high
Hawk flew into the sky
I could only click and swear:~)

wkkortas said...

Temptations? Great suits, loved "Papa Was A Rolling Stone."

What?

Fireblossom said...

It's wonderful to see you here, Sara! I like your hawk poem. One very early morning, on my bike near the zoo, I came upon a hawk enjoying his breakfast...he had caught a pigeon. He looked at me as if to ask, "You're not going to disturb my meal, are you?" And when he saw that I wasn't, he went back to his enjoyment.

Fireblossom said...

LOL @ wkkortas...you've been by Dani's, haven't you? ;-)

Bodhirose said...

My first visit here for a prompt...and what a doozy...I decided to confess my greatest temptation ever...enjoy!

Gayle ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

I've been a bad girl...

Doubled up on this week's prompts, because I was still thinking about the movies when the temptations came along.

nene said...

Love your prompt. You are so 'cQQl'!

Ella said...

Oooh what a great prompt
I can think of many
Thanks I think I know ; ) where to go with this prompt

Mary Mansfield said...

A prompt that was quite hard to resist!

Susie Clevenger said...

Ok...I am late, but I wrote it...Used Johnny Depp as my inspiration for temptation..that was an easy one ;) Thanks for the photo show Fireblossom. Now I am off read about the other ladies temptations.