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.

Friday, July 6, 2012

A Word with Laurie: Demarcation

From the Airplane, Photo by L. Kolp
Hi, everyone! I hope this day finds you eager to write a poem. The word for this month comes from Joy's Verse Escape: The Triumph of Verbosity; demarcation which, according to dictionary.com, means:

1. the determining and marking off of the boundaries of something.
2. separation by distinct boundaries: line of demarcation.


Photo by L. Kolp
 Synonyms: boundary, division, distinction, separation

Or... perhaps: point of no return, three-mile limit, about-face, dichotomy

And... as applied to relationships as well as visible limits.

Photo by L. Kolp


I'm setting a few boundaries:

1. Write a new poem for this prompt
2. Post to Mr. Linky
3. Visit other blogs from the list and leave a comment letting them know you stopped by.

I can't wait to see what you come up with.


16 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Sorry I was a little late.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh this is a great word, Laurie. Many ideas spring to mind.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Great prompt, Laurie!!!!

Mary said...

Mine's up!! Have a good weekend, everyone.

Mary Mansfield said...

Wonderful prompt! This should give me the push I need to finish a poem I've been working on for a couple of weeks, fits perfectly!

Ella said...

I love the word! Thank you Laurie...
thinking and gathering~

Hannah said...

Just the word to settle in solid my decisions on some recent discoveries about peeps I once thought were friends! Ha ha!! Thank you, Laurie!! Smiles to all for a great weekend!!

hedgewitch said...

I agree--great word--don;t suppose I can rest on my laurels with the poem that used it? Oh well. ;-) Nothing stirring in the witchy cauldron atm but you never know. Thanks Laurie.

Victoria said...

this word prompt seemed mystically right for me tonight, on the anniversary of the death of my first husband - a night that definitely split my life. i thank you so much. I think i needed to write the poem I wrote and wouldn't have written it without the prompt.

Vaishali Jain said...

It was a great prompt, Laurie. Enjoyed writing the poem. Thank you! :) :)

Heaven said...

I wrote based on a real life story ~ Boundary Agreement from a blogger friend ~

Thanks for the prompt ~

hedgewitch said...

Laurie, I followed your example and was a day late. ;-) It's part of the poem I did for Gemma's photos.

Margaret said...

...I love this - Will probably pair this with the Sunday challenge and post it on Monday's Open Link as this is a busy weekend for me. I will post it hear as well and swing by and comment on everyone's entries.

Margaret said...

... Done! I hope I used the word correctly ;)

Susan said...

Hi Laurie! I never wrote specifically to this prompt, but think my poem "Going Our Own Ways" that I wrote for Kerry's Sunday challenge would fit. Should I bother to repost it?

Mary Mansfield said...

Wow, sometimes I'm so slow...but I got it finally!