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, July 3, 2013

Words Count With Mama Zen

image via pinterest

Greetings, Toads!

When this post goes live, I'll actually be on vacation.  Want to join me?  Cool!  Just write yourself into a vacation poem.  The vacation can be real or imagined . . . past, present, or future . . . literal or metaphorical.  But, let's keep it under 60 words, okay?  After all, we're supposed to be taking it easy!

See you in a couple of days!

24 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Haha! The road trip bingo is a scream.. I can tick off almost all those boxes.
Have a safe trip, MZ, and a glorious vacation.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

Have a wonderful time. Like Kerry, I too could tick off most of those boxes.

Bon voyage! That's spanish for good voyage. Oooops! that's not spanish. Darn it. Lost my bilingualisms.

Ciao!

Marian said...

omg giggling, that is a totally truthy bingo card! hope you're having fun with minimal vomit, MZ!

Margaret said...

Lived through all of these as a child and parent. What a scream. I'm looking forward to reading these poems. Already laughing ;)

Fireblossom said...

Woohoo, road trip with Mama Zen!

Lolamouse said...

I'll go anywhere that's not hot, humid, and rainy! May I add "Smart phone that Dad is using to find destination mysteriously drops to zero battery and dies" ? Enjoy your trip!

L. Edgar Otto said...

Traffic here to there and there to here a good time looking back wish you were here sea shells or polar bears sick days endured for paid vacation time...we explore all the rooms, chambers of our minds and hearts, escape or obligatory reunions
only the homeless soul knows we are already there in that private place wishing no return to the rat race to set the burdens down awhile when life's a hard row to toad...

Hannah said...

Sweet Mama Zen!! Have SO much fun!! Thank you for the invite ;) and the challenge!

L. Edgar Otto said...

Link in position 3 has some error but works in position 5... do not know how to take it off...

Only two days MZ... well, that can be a long time especially when we can truly relax...

Ella said...

Love this! ;D
I fear a staycation...

Grandmother said...

Have a great time and thanks for a fun prompt.

Lolamouse said...

Marian,

I'm still laughing!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Have the very best possible time!

Margaret said...

I am busy with family today and tomorrow and will play late with this one! Just wanted you to know ;) Happy Fourth of July everyone in the U.S.A.

Maggie Grace said...

Have a lovely vacation! That's usually me in those boxes where the kids' stuff is without the v word. lol. My brain isn't working but wrote something about vacation ;-)

Mary said...

MZ, enjoy your vacation to the max, whatever you do, wherever you go!

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Have a great holiday!

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Marian--I couldn't comment but your map poem is wonderful!

Susie Clevenger said...

Hope everyone has a great holiday/weekend. I am in a mood...not a good one...lol I am spending the 4th alone. My husband has to work. I don't know how many holidays I have spent alone...for some reason this one is making me a real sour puss.

Susan said...

Wishing vacation fun for all of you. Mine isn't a road trip, but a head trip. I was saving it for open link, but wanted it to celebrate Independence Day. My baby brother snarls at me unmercifully "You cannot take vacations if you are not working." Ha! When I am done posting, I am vacating! Thanks for the inspiration.

grapeling said...

hahaha! that's great. but does everyone get the same card? because there could be other editions. like, squares for where's the prozac / advil / phone charger? did you close the garage door? oh my god where's missy five miles after you left the fast food joint. what do you mean, rash?

happy trails!

Other Mary said...

Thanks Mama Z. I'm a little late to the party, so I'll just drive faster to keep up! I hope everyone had a great 4th and weekend.

manicddaily said...

A wonderful graphic MZ and hope you had/have a good trip. k.

Ella said...

Thank you MZ! :D