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.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Going Outside


Yosemite Valley, California, the Great Outside, outside of cities, out sideordinary life,
definitely outside.
 Photo by Peggy Goetz



Hi Toads and friends, this is Peggy Goetz and I am honored to be asked to provide a prompt today.

Getting right to the point, write about outside. 

Outside of what? You decide as there are many ways this word can be applied, but basically outside implies the existence of inside.

You can write about the differences between the outside and the inside or about how you feel about being outside. You can be outside yourself, outside a group, outside your back door, outside the box or outside most anything.

So let your mind go and I look forward to seeing what you have to say about outside.




Big Sur, California. Photo by Peggy Goetz

18 comments:

aprille said...

What fab pictures, Peggy. You have a talent for these landscapes.
I'm sitting here in total insomnia. It's six thirty in the morning and I haven't slept a wink. Day for night coming up:-(
Your prompt is so timely: I was thinking about agoraphobia as well as insomnia. So it is NOT going outside, if that is acceptable.

aprille said...

Me again: I just opened these pictures in the lightbox: What clarity. I feel I can touch those rocks.

Kerry O'Connor said...

These are beautiful pictures, Peggy. Many thanks for sharing your photos and giving us a grand idea to work into poetry today.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Strange! Only today I was wandering some very rocky coastline at Flinders on the southern end of my Mornington Peninsula! So love the rocks and sea together! And your photos are wonderful!

Cad said...

That view might tempt anybody outside!

Kim Nelson said...

Thank you, Peggy. This is a fun one for me. I've linked up and will be back to read all the other offerings.

Marian said...

nice, Peggy!

Ella said...

Missed all of you! The A-Z blogging challenge is kicking my butt. I miss writing...
Gorgeous photos Peggy-I'm inspired :D

Happy Saturday Toads!

Doctor FTSE said...

An intriguing prompt . . . and a lovely Outdoors picture.

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Peggy, echoing the above: Brill pix and a great prompt. Mine wandered in an unexpected direction, but it fits!! Peace to all you sweet Toads, Amy

Susan said...

My narrator is thinking of going outside, and you can take her further than that if you'd like. Wonderful photography as always, Peggy.

Peggy said...

Thank you all for you wonderful compliments on the photos--at those places it would almost be hard to take a bad picture! I had almost forgotten that my prompt was coming up today. I will be around to read what you all have written. AND I will eventually get around to writing to my own prompt!

Hannah said...

Excellent, Peggy!! Thank you. :)

Other Mary said...

Er...I may be taking over the title of most silly with this post. Thanks for a great prompt in spite of what I did with it!

Loredana Donovan said...

Hi Peggy, I love this! My poem was inspired by your "outside" prompt and a lovely walk in a garden today. Thanks! :)

Margaret said...

Mine is short and a bit sad ... Thanks for this intriguing prompt.

Ella said...

I love your challenge! I might try this again! Wondrous :D

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you for the wonderful challenge. I am playing catch up. The death of my precious mother-in-law caused me to get behind on my challenge of 30 poems in 30 days.