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, June 20, 2012

Ella's Edge

 

PREMADE Beach Stockby ~xxfantaisiamanipsxx


   It is the longest day of the year, for most of us. Summer Solstice is today. It is already sweltering, sauna hot at my house. You toads would love it!   When you were a kid did you spend your days basking at the shore, beach?  Did you ever write a message and tuck it in a bottle?  Sending it adrift, hoping someone would find it.  Did you hope they would see your profound message and maybe they would send you a note.  Today, Toads we are jumping in the big pond.  I grew up near the ocean.  It was and still is my favorite place on earth to escape, to take time out to reflect, look for treasures, and dream.  I would write names in the sand, draw, look for tiny bits of time worn sea glass and Sand dollars.   Maybe you never did this...   Today is your day...  SOS means Save Our Ship, but your challenge Toads is to write a poem that is about saving one's soul.  A life lesson, a view of your journey, you would love to share and tell the world.  Your poem needs to be a SOS to the world. This is a treasured thought, not a soap box rant.  Here is your chance!   I want to thank the Police for their song. It inspired my prompt this week ;D

 


 OR

You can pen a poem about a message you would like to find in a bottle.  Think of this as a treasure map.  You are sharing a shiny bit of gold, with your recipient.  The gem is your insight, your words!


Message in A Bottleby *DallasNagata


Messageby *xGlycerinex

 









19 comments:

Mary said...

I love your topic, Ella! I will be back, probably this evening. It will give me something to think about all day.

Margaret said...

I will ponder this all day as I will have a houseful of 15 girls visiting - age 8 - 13 celebrating another child's birthday. The "magic" hour is 8pm when they all leave. :)

Herotomost said...

Cool challenge.....I'll try to do it justice.

hedgewitch said...

I like this concept Ella--a great challenge. I need some inspiration today. Let me see what I can come up with.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is a cool prompt.......will be back!

Kim Nelson said...

I'll give it a go, Ella!

Susan said...

The poem I posted is generated by yesterday's find which I is next on my blog (and posted at dVerse for "Open Link Night.")

Thank you for this challenge on the longest day--summer solstice-so we can create as our gardens ripen.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Ella, I loved the challenge topic and those pictures! I added a photo of one of my altered bottles to accompany my offering today. I had intended to write more, but this little work went in a different direction once I wrote the first line...

Mary said...

Mine's up! Enjoyed the challenge, Ellen! You made me think.

Peggy said...

I found this a difficult challenge. Just couldn't think of what I would put in an anonymous bottle so decided to send it to myself and then got kind of stumped trying to think about how to do that. Oh well. It is there now. Thanks for the prompt as I needed one today.

Margaret said...

Thanks, Ella. I scratched something out! :)

Ella said...

I'll be back to write mine. Our AC unit died. When they did our roof then harpooned it with nails. Today was 93, tomorrow 96...I feel cooked!
I wish I was on that beach finding a bottle or sending one... ;D

Off to read your offerings!

Hannah said...

Oh, no good...sorry Ella! I hope they remedy it quickly!

Thank you for the inspiration, great prompt!

I'll be by in the morning...with coffee to read. Wow, not too long from now. Midnight oil burns long.

Smiles!!

Margaret said...

Ella - no AC and upper 90's! My heart goes out to you.

Marian said...

i am intrigued by this, Ella, but don't know whether i'll be able to respond--i'm hitting a wall at work, for the next couple weeks. wah!

Dulce said...

Amazing post and challenge. Linked my poem to yours in the hope it is valid...
thanks for shering!

Ella said...

I will be visiting soon! I love the offerings you have shared with the world :D Beautiful and unique!

I hope to write mine this evening!
It has been a crazy 24 hrs...with no AC unit and 96 degree weather...ick!

I'll be back ;D

gabrielle said...

Sorry. I accidentally linked to a former entry. Please disregard entries 15 and 16. 17 is the poem I wrote for Message in a Bottle. Thanks!

Susie Clevenger said...

I'm late, but I made it. Thanks Ella for the challenge!!