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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, August 24, 2012

Fireblossom Friday #10..."Lights, Camera, Love!"

Casablanca
Hello Toads and Toad friends. It's me, Fireblossom, with your Friday challenge! You know what? Let's not do what we're supposed to do today. Let's go to the movies instead! HERE is a very cool video of movie love scenes, which I can't embed, but it will come up in a new window so you don't have to leave the page to watch.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
You know how a really good love story leaves you feeling so breathless? What I want you to do, is to write a love poem, and to write it so that it moves us, like the best movies do.

Nobody wants to see a movie where they get together, they work in the shoe store for forty years, they watch the late news and then die. Whether it's a joyful or a tragic story, make us feel it! Take a risk. Let your heart show.

Jane Eyre
You can write about something that happened decades ago, or only last night. You can write about something that never happened at all, but that you can imagine, and which moves you.

So, come on. Tell us about two people. Tell us a love story. I do ask that your poem be a new one, written for this prompt, and that you kindly link back to Toads. Don't forget to sign the linky, so that everyone can come and see. Happy writing!

Brief Encounter

26 comments:

my heart's love songs said...

i'm afraid my poem isn't BIG, but i hope you feel it's acceptable, Ms Fireblossom.

i can't believe i got here first! {jumping up and down with excitement}

i'll be back Friday to visit others. thanks for the fabulous prompt!

Leovi said...

Very interesting, Casablanca has always been among my favorite movies. Greetings.

Susan said...

It is very early morning here.
I post poems when sleep deprived only to assure that I will post at all. This might move you or someone, or might be too silly and private and true. I will wave once and exit right.

Fireblossom said...

Hi, Toads! I've been feeling unwell for a couple days and that has derailed my own writing, temporarily. But I hope to write something tonight, and meanwhile, I hope that everyone enjoys writing their screen-worthy love poems! I look forward to visiting all of you!

august1aday said...

Feel better soon. A romance in your head might just do the trick.

Susan said...

So, I will try again later!

Mary said...

My muse has been rebellious this week! Refuses to co-operate. Hoping this changes soon. Nice prompt, Shay. Do feel better.

Ella said...

oooh, I so looove movies~Great challenge Fireblossom~ Could someone pass the popcorn?!

hedgewitch said...

I also seem to have hit the writing doldrums lately, but with a prompt like this, I think anyone can find something to write about. Thanks for the memories of all those movies, Shay, to get the feelings going.

Laurie Kolp said...

I can relate to the writing derailment... hopefully things will get better for me once the kids are back in school, which is next week.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Great challenge, Shay. I already wrote the best love poem I will ever write some years back, you know the one. But I will try to write a new one. Mine would be more like the working in the shoe store for forty years tho, given my experiences in the Land of Love. Hee hee. I do hope you feel better soon but also that, while you dont, you enjoy lying down and resting. Watch good movies!

Daydreamertoo said...

Couldn't think of a better prompt to suit me than movies :)
Hope you feel better soon Shay.

Dulce said...

Knock knock- may I come in? I happened to write a love poem yesterday which I love... and as I don't write much lately...
Thanks for the prompt FB!!!

Dulce said...

PS... and I hope you get better soon, my dear Shay... please do not feel obliged the inviting and posting of this is more than enough to me today... ;-)
hugs

Helen said...

I love this prompt as I'm an incurable movie nut! The first movie that popped into my mind (I have absolutely NO idea why) was "Ryan's Daughter" which I saw for the first time in the early 70s. David Lean (of Dr. Zhivago fame) created a second (in my humble opinion) masterpiece with this love story. The sound tract was also amazing. "It Was A Good Time" running throughout the film in many musical variations. Not sure I can do the film justice, but I will try.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Shay for the inspiration. When I saw the prompt, I knew I would have to do my take on Romeo and Juliet. My husband and I are celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary next week and we have a not so romantic connection to the film Romeo and Juliet from 1968.

Fireblossom said...

Thanks for the good wishes, everybody. They must have worked cos I feel a lot better tonight. :-) My poem is up.

Hannah said...

Ugh...sorry to hear you're not feeling well, Shay.

It is kind of funny bc the prompt at Flashy Fiction got me writing the love scene in "Ghost," yesterday!!

My poem today is a bit different...hope it fits!

Smiles to the poetical peeps!! :)

Mama Zen said...

For most of the day, my muse told me to go "love" myself, but I finally got something up!

Dulce said...

Well , MAMA! that's the greatest of loves > to the self!

And for wordpress blogs, please excume I cannot comment there- still donot know why! :-(

flipside records said...

"I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell ..." That kind of unwell? Or the sick variety? :) So glad you're feeling better, either way.

I wrote you a little something. But you know I don't do "big," or love poetry. Silliness is my genre.

flipside records said...

Did we have to write about a movie? I missed that in the prompt. I thought it was just love in general. Sorry if I botched it.

Carrie Burtt said...

Been trying to actually do a prompt here for a while....just cannot get my act together....glad I made it this time even though I am sooooo late. Hi all you toads....and thanks Shay for another wonderful prompt! :-)

Fireblossom said...

Flipside...no, it does not need to be about a movie.

manicddaily said...

Away from home, so kind of pressed in ways but have been thinking about this and finally, belatedly, got something together = hope not too late. k.

Marcheline said...

My husband and I were lucky enough to catch the 70th anniversary showing of "Casablanca" on the big screen this past March... it was AMAZING!

I decked out in vintage gear (mink hat and stole, cat eye glasses, and gloves) for the occasion, and posted about it here: http://mrssplapthing.blogspot.com/2012/03/casablanca-night.html

Come on over and visit if you want to see pictures from the best date night ever!