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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.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fireblossom Friday (On Wednesday)

Ay caramba. It's me, Fireblossom, back from the land of broken keyboards. Who knew spray cleaner could be so deadly? Last Friday, Mama Zen kindly stood in for me, so here I am, standing in it on a Wednesday!

My original day to post was December 7th, which is Pearl Harbor Day here in the United States. My misadventure with Spic N Span has only filled me with a terrible resolve (Resolve?) to go with my original theme ... calamities.

I want you to write about the roof caving in.

Tell me about a bad diagnosis 

or a failed romance.

Write a poem about getting that pink slip, or slipping down some other slippery slope.

They say, if you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, then you don't understand the situation!

No retreads, please. No off-topic haiku about the pretty flowa. Gimme disaster, baby, then sign the linky so the schadenfreude can begin!  

22 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

It just so happens we had a natural disaster in town this week.

aprille said...

Love the cat quote.

Susan said...

There will be more "roofs caving in" from my pen. This is just the first that came to mind. Thank you for hitting the ground running after your computer keyboard disaster.

Margaret said...

Basement CAT! ha ha A true disaster.... will have to think on this one... No pretty flowers ruined by my lack of a green thumb? Sigh.

Mama Zen said...

Yikes! Can I just go with a random diary entry?

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I have a long workday today, kids, but will visit and comment as I am able - and catch up tomorrow:) Back later!

Poet Laundry said...

'They say, if you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, then you don't understand the situation!' Ha, that made me laugh...I think "they" may be right.

Ella said...

Whoa...slippery slope! Which one, eenie, meanie?! ;D I'll be back~
Happy all is going well for you and a belated Happy Anniversary~

hedgewitch said...

This should be easy All my poems are disasters. Great prompt, FB.

Margaret said...

I will submit mine a bit late... busy with kids at school and the art intensive "showcase" at college.

Isadora Gruye said...

I tried, so points for effort

Susie Clevenger said...

My calamity is personal..I hadn't spoken about it in ages...

Fireblossom said...

Toads, work is kicking my happy little ass, but I am off on Friday and will be around then. Plz be patient with me!

Marian said...

all my poems are disasters, too, but i wrote about the roof caving in :)

Kim Nelson said...

I am ever a day behind these days, but no matter. Inspiring, Fireblossom. Inspiring!

Margaret said...

UGH - the image of this calamity has never left me nor do I think it ever will.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Great prompt, o fiery one! Just dodged a bullet on an MRI of my brain and I'm sick of writing about depression et al., so how about getting gloriously fired?! I love stories with happy endings. Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/12/13/speaking-my-mind-real-toads-3ww/

Emma Major said...

so much calamity, which to choose? off to ponder

Lolamouse said...

This one took me a while. My mother in law was just diagnosed with breast cancer and is still not back in her home after Hurricane Sandy. My own mother has battled breast cancer twice. My father has had esophageal cancer. Cancer really does suck.

Hannah said...

Here I am finally..be 'round to toads. :)

leeshink said...

spot on with this write-up, i like the way you discuss the things. i'm impressed, i must say. i'll probably be back again to read more. thanks for sharing this with us.

Lee Shin
www.trendone.net

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