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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, December 7, 2012

Words Count With Mama Zen

Dear Santa,

For Christmas this year . . .

I would like these boots,

Image via Pinterest

this body,

Image via Pinterest

and a new computer keyboard for Fireblossom!

Yes, friend Toads, Fireblossom is having some computer trouble and can't be with us today.  But, don't worry; I've asked Santa to bring her some new gear, and I'm sure she'll be back up in running in no time.

Speaking of Santa, have you written your letter to the big guy? What's on your Christmas list this year?  Do tell . . . in 50 words or less!

28 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thank you for stepping in at such short notice, MZ.
Fireblossom Friday will be next Wednesday instead.

Ella said...

Nice! I hope FB is back with us soon!
I like your list, lol
Off to write :D

Other Mary said...

Nice list! And what a fun prompt!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I fixed your link Mary.

Emma Major said...

I'm so maudlin at the moment and so my poem is really to lift that, sorry if it brings anyone down

Laurie Kolp said...

I always love your prompts MZ... thanks!

Ella said...

I couldn't do 50 words, but I did do the challenge! You might be shocked by mine ;D

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm sure no apologies are necessary, Ella. Many of us are or have been married...

Gail said...

good list, I hope you get every thing you've asked for.

Kay L. Davies said...

I sure hope FB gets her new keyboard. I spilled hot chocolate on mine, but then I had a birthday, so my husband got me a new keyboard and cordless mouse.
For Christmas, though, I'd sure love that body! Letter coming soon.
K

Tanya said...

i love those boots, and that body...i actually have that body pinned on my pinterest fitness board :D

i wanted a new camera from santa...ordered it myself!

Kateri said...

I have a hard time counting past 10, but I think I got pretty close to 50 words. :) Thanks Mama Zen, for the prompt.

Margaret said...

Thanks Mama Zen. I really had no idea my daughter drove such a hard bargain!

Mama Zen said...

I hope that everyone is having fun with this!

Hannah said...

Mine is rather wistful...somber maybe. Apologies...great prompt Mama Zen...thank you. :)

Marian said...

hey MZ, i'm a day or so behind, but this is a nice prompt! i'll do it this weekend.
i guess i can't just say "hurry down the chimney tonight" can i? ;)

Susan said...

I have been wanting to do this, Mama Zen. Thank you. Poets are so much better than Hallmark--ahem, I mean, Hallmark and other card companies might benefit from--er, oh never mind. (Truth is I told M&D not to get me anything but a gift card at Home Depot to help pay for a redesigned kitchen.)

missing moments said...

Oh yeh .. Those boots and that body ... Make a
N awesome cowgirl!

Poet Laundry said...

Fun prompt MZ! Though mine is not really a wishlist...

Fireblossom said...

You would rock those boots, MZ! And I'm sure, to those of us who love you, you DO look like that!

Thanks for filling in for me today. I got back in business last night, but it would have been hard to whip up a good challenge that quickly at the end of the day. I will try to do you proud on Wednesday!

Yvonne Osborne said...

I didn't do a Christmas list. But if I did I'd like those boots and body too! They would sure go good together.

Peggy said...

I am enjoying reading the responses to your very excellent prompt here. I wouldn't mind getting that body either! Probably is high maintenance tho. LOL

Susie Clevenger said...

Great to hear you are back in business Fireblossom...I hate computer problems!! Love the challenge MZ. I just had fun with mine. :)

Cloudia said...

Santa....have you heard of the PowerBall?


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Kerry O'Connor said...

@ Rinkly Rimes: Your linked poem appears to have been added to the incorrect post. The Dickens prompt was on Wednesday. Feel free to relink it there or share on Open Link Monday.

hedgewitch said...

Glad Santa's Elves, or maybe someone from Danny's, took care of Fireblossom's keyboard problems. I have had my computer off for days, but had to chime in for this one, albeit rather late.

Helen said...

I covet those boots .... fit right in here in Bend, Oregon! Yee Haw!!

Lolamouse said...

Put me on the naughty list---I went over 50 words!