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, May 24, 2013

Fireblossom Friday -- Location, Location, Location!

It's me, Fireblossom, with another Fireblossom Friday Challenge for you! 

This time, I want you to write a poem in which the physical setting is integral to the poem. 

You might choose a natural setting,

or a man-made one;

a beautiful setting,

or a not so beautiful one,

just make sure that the "where" of the poem is a vital part of it.

Write an original poem adhering to these simple instructions and sign the linky so that we can all come visit your special space. That's it! Have fun!

24 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I think I could like this, Shay. There have been some places...oh, yes, there have.
K

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

Hmmm,I want to be in my dreamland........where I'll walk on rainbows and dip in honey:)!!!

more coffee, please said...

Sheesh! I JUST finished the one for Wednesday's word list. :) I'm worn out; I'll ponder this tomorrow. Great prompt, Shay.

~henna ;)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Setting is often over-looked, especially in poetry. Thanks for giving us this challenge, Shay.

Marian said...

at least it's friday.

Loredana Donovan said...

I love the photos, Shay! This is a fun and relaxing post for a Friday. My poem is light-hearted--thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy the long weekend :)

hedgewitch said...

An excellent challenge to work with, though some locations are darker than others...thanks, Shay. I will be back after chores to read.

Helen said...

Great challenge, Ms. Shay!!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Shay, I started writing as soon as I saw the prompt. After thirty years, no place ever seems so much like home as this long-gone restaurant... Love and peace, Amy

Mama Zen said...

I got one! I got one!

aprille said...

There's no place like....

M. J. Joachim said...

"Where" can be intriguing, inviting, scary, delightful, torturous...thoughts are going wild with this prompt...best of the weekend to you:)

Peggy said...

Great prompt and good photos as well. So many settings in our lives! Thanks.

Susie Clevenger said...

Lovely photos and great prompt! So glad to be back among my fellow toads. I so enjoyed my trip to Puerto Rico and island hopping.

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

A good prompt...
difficult to pick just one aspect of a place and stay focused, but managed and it was a fun thing to do.
Thanks
Peace,
Siggi

Maggie Grace said...

Just having returned from my "vision quest" I was able to use this to document a powerful part of my healing journey. Thank you!

Susan said...

What a marvelous sequence of place pics! I am inspired.

Fireblossom said...

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments and enthusiasm! Please bear with me as I may not be able to get around to everyone until Sunday, but I *will* visit each and every one of you by then.

Ella said...

I love the outdoor theater ;D

Thanks for this unique prompt~

Off to pluck words from the forest floor!

Ella said...

Fun, fun, fun ;D

Margaret said...

I didn't forget Fireblossom Friday!! I had two house showings in 24 hours and I have one tomorrow morning ;P I will be back later tomorrow to read and comment. I'm not sure how much longer I can take having my house on the market. Might push off "downsizing" for another five years or so...

Kerry O'Connor said...

@ Siggi of Maine. Please link the URL of the specific post you wish to share, rather than the home page of your blog. This link takes us to the last poem you posted yesterday, when you Real Toads response is about 3 poems down the page.

Fireblossom said...

^^^same for gabrielle.

Fireblossom said...

Ugh, I neglected to say it should be a NEW poem. My bad.

I am on my way around right now, to visit those I haven't visited already. Thanks so much for being patient.