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, September 12, 2012

Out of Standard with Izy


Lady Godiva's Operation.  Copyrighted Isadora Gruye Photography.


Greetings Garden Dwellers!

Welcome to the fourth edition of Out of Standard.  Once a month I will set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme.  You will be called upon to find new places in the everyday, but there is a twist: in order to complete each challenge, you will also be asked to share something about yourself with the IGWRT community.   Special thanks to Hedgewitch who handled this theme so well in my personal challenge to her, that I wanted to give you all a chance to respond to the prompt (so Hedgey, you can either take a week off or give this one a second go).    So with thanks given, I proudly present....


September’s Challenge:  the rebel girl.

I want you to write a poem based on one of the antics of your favorite rebellious female icon, a woman who stands out to you because of her refusal to defend mediocrity.  She may be real or fictional or mythological.

So go now , my toads, and bring us back something shiny and unexpected!!!



18 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Oh my. I couldn't possibly write about anyone rebellious. Can I write about someone meek and conventional, instead? :-P

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a challenge I would love to sink my teeth into, but I'm right in the middle of the grade 12 preparatory exams - up to my eyeballs in work. It's all I can do to find a few minutes to do some reading.

hedgewitch said...

I actually was reading about another bad girl figure that intrigued me just last night, rather a different type than Caroline Lamb. We'll see if I can come up with anything.

Daydreamertoo said...

Thanks Izzy!

Ella said...

Intriguing! I will play with this idea...I know a few rebels ;D

Fireblossom said...

I love Hero's!!!

W.k kortas said...

I haven't written a villanelle for a while, and the upshot of this may be that I should have waited.

Isadora Gruye said...

Thanks to all who have posted. I myself have a poem in the works about the woman I was named after. However, I have been travelling for work which means long hours. I shall be posting soon. Be well my toads.....be well.

my heart's love songs said...

please pardon my rhyming ~ i'm not very good with it, but i couldn't resist this challenge.

Susan said...

An odd sing-song even rappy (if I am in the mood) raw and rough attempt to mingle my rebel and me. No time for new research since I am working on a challenge . . . more later.

hedgewitch said...

Late to the party, but I finally got something short and hopefully appropriate as a second swing at this wonderful topic. Will be around a bit later to read what others have done.

Stacey said...

OK, Izy. I tried.

Margaret said...

up to my eyeballs (as Kerry said above) with kids and school, but I have already scratched a few thoughts down. This is a great prompt and I might be a few days late, but I am determined to do it.

I'm also behind on my visiting and comments... hope to catch up over the weekend. TGIF tomorrow! :)

Sharp Little Pencil said...

I'm writing about my bloggrrrls and what I think some might have been up to in high school.

I'm always behind, Margaret, don't feel too bad! Peace, Amy

Margaret said...

This is NOT my best write, but I do so admire this woman. I could look at her sketch book pages forever ( I have a few books that show them).

Mary Mansfield said...

My poem ended up being a bit of an amalgamation of several different women, but I think it still fits the prompt. A fun write for sure...thanks so much, Izy!

Isadora Gruye said...

finally posting my try at my own damn prompt....viva la

Kerry O'Connor said...

I have loved all these poetic bad girl responses. I'm so sorry I'm suffering from writer's constipation :(