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, September 28, 2012

Fireblossom Friday: Do You Believe In Magic?

Hi Toads. It's your friendly neighborhood spell caster Fireblossom, with a new challenge for you! I know that it is still (barely) September, but this is my last FBF until after Halloween, so all I can tell you is, this girl's gotta do what this girl's gotta do. Pull out that old cauldron. How about a little magic?

There's magic...

...and then there's MAGIC.

Write me something Poe would be proud of! I want you to compose a poem with magic (and perhaps a little bit of eye of newt) in it. Then sign the linky and let us all come and read what you have come up with! I look forward to flying by your blog on my trusty broom to see what you have brewed up!

One thing...I ask that your poem be a NEW poem, written for this challenge. Thanks!

27 comments:

Mimi Foxmorton said...

You are ALWAYS magic, luv! ;)

What fun!

Have an Autumnally Perfect Day!

Mimi
Collage Pirate

Rinkly Rimes said...

There's magic and there's MAGIC! I chose the latter.

hedgewitch said...

Love this one Shay--and you know I always have the Halloween spirit going on.

aprille said...

Hiya Shay,
I'm holding back from halloween for a few more weeks [time is going fast enough as it is :-)] and indulged in some long-term magic.
Thanks for the prompt and the thoughts it stirred.

Mama Zen said...

In a young girl's heart?

Ella said...

A POEm for Poe! oooh, time to sweep in some incantations...
I'm so in a Halloween mood :D

Marian said...

dig it! *cackle* i'll be back...

Kerry O'Connor said...

I can't wait to read what this prompt inspires - great theme for a Friday poem fest.

Karen said...

I love this prompt! It made me late for work this morning!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well, this should be right up my alley!!!!! Will zoom back........

Daydreamertoo said...

Magic!

Grandmother said...

Indeed I do!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh my goodness, Shay, Edgar Allan Poe, and me without two brain cells to rub together (head cold persists, blame it).
If something comes to me in a nap-time dream, I'll be right backatcha. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to finding out how Poe-like the other Toads can be.
Luv, K

Susie Clevenger said...

I love it! What fun to write dark and in a Halloween voice.

De said...

Mermaid hair? Yes, please! That oughtta get my muse off her finned duff. ;)

Great prompt. Thank you. I'm inspired.

de
whimsygizmo.wordpress.com

Mary said...

Busy day here; but I now have written something. Wishing each of you a 'magical' weekend. Thanks, Shay, for the prompt.

Mary said...

Can anyone visit Karen's blog? The link did not work for me.

Karen said...

Sorry if you tried to visit the first link. I just discovered it was broken. I'm trying again. Please stop by!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Okay, my broom got side-tracked. Manana , mes amigas!

Susan said...

A bit haunting, perhaps, suspenseful for sure, but magical? That depends on what happens next. The short story "The Monkey's Paw" keeps coming to me, a story I read over 45 years ago. It must have made an impression. Thanks for the eerie prompt, Fireblossom. It moved me.

Fireblossom said...

Hi, Toads! Work is kicking my happy little ass this week, and I have one more day (today) to get through, but then I shall be by either tonight or on Sunday to see what all of you have written! Thank you all for being patient.

my heart's love songs said...

delightful prompt, SP!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I could not say it any better, kids........it breaks my heart to listen to it, but it is pure magic.

Margaret said...

So wish I could, but I am "MIA" from blogging this weekend. I am attending a Buck Brannaman horse clinic (the original Horse Whisperer - the one Robert Redford portrayed). I will be back to read these fun pieces, though.

Lolamouse said...

Sorry for the late post, but I was chauffeuring the daughter all weekend! I'll be back to read the entries, hopefully some time tonight or tomorrow (Tues.) I sure could use some magic about now!

Mary Mansfield said...

Great prompt! My poem leans more toward the mystical rather than the magical, but I think it still fits. Now if I could just start conjuring my poems in a more timely fashion!

Hannah said...

Hmm...trying to play catch up and your challenge has me stumped...I'll have to wait for that type of "Poe," mood and give it a go!! :)'s thank you for the prompt FB!