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, August 21, 2013

Out of Standard: Blue Moon Special

Blue moon over 96th Street.  Image courtesy of Wiki Commons.



Greetings Garden Dwellers.  Welcome back to Out of Standard, where I will set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme.  I will call upon you to write out of the standard and find new places in the everyday, but caution: there will be a twist is a twist.  Let’s move onward to August’s challenge...

BLUE MOON SPECIAL

Last night inhabitants of earth got a glimpse of a “seasonal” Blue Moon the third of four full moons in a season.  There hasn’t been a seasonal blue moon in three years.  Another fun fact:  because of the enormous distance between the earth and the moon, moon phases are a shared global event.  Meaning one person in Minnesota will see the exact same moon as another in India. 

Hopefully you all paid particular notice to last night’s sky...because here is your prompt



The Challenge:
Write a poem about the moon.

The Twist:
Your poem must NOT mention any concepts of night or sky (or night sky).  Simply replacing the words with an adjective is considered cheating and will result in a heavy fine.   

KEEP IN MIND 
Like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme.   

Go now, my toads, and bring me back something startling, shiny, and new.

Viva la




20 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Ooh, Izy, no sky, no night? Can we say "moon"?
Well, it will be difficult, but I don't want to pay a heavy fine, so I'll try not to cheat.
K

dua memon said...

nice posting of latest cheating-poem

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a wonderful challenge, Izy. I wish I had paid more attention to the moon last night.

Ella said...

It was gorgeous! I always feel so connected to Lunar's glow~
I just wrote about the moon-
I'm thinking...

Margaret said...

...I need to learn to READ directions before starting a prompt! Had to go back are rewrite... BUT I think it's stronger for doing so.

Thanks, Izy - for the headache ;)

razzamadazzle said...

Last night's moon was spectacular! I'm so glad you've given us this task. I just hope I can rise to the challenge.

Mama Zen said...

I gave it a shot, Izy!

hedgewitch said...

I haven't been able to write or even read poetry for what seems like forever(maybe two weeks--but, like with food, that's a long time without poetry!) so I thought why not tackle something that sounds totally impossible--thanks, Izy--I needed this.

Hannah said...

Perfect!

Not sure I managed what you had in mind but I tried! :)

Thank you, Izy!

grapeling said...

Well, gave it a spin. Happy Wednesday ~ M

Marian said...

nice one, Izy.

Helen said...

Oh-oh ... I'm in big trouble! Margaret thinks moonscape may be against the rules .. now what is that big fine you were speaking of Izy? I am LOL, LOL.

Loredana Donovan said...

Lovely, thank you, Izy! The moon never ceases to inspire :)

Susan said...

Hmm. Playfully done!

Susie Clevenger said...

Great challenge Izy! Sorry to be late for the party. My husband being off after knee surgery has kept me from writing.

AJ Neugebauer said...

fun! can't wait to read what everyone has done!

clarior e tenebris said...

Sorry, couldn't resist. If anyone is going to claim any heavy fine, I figured I may as well shoot for the…

Other Mary said...

A bit late to the party, but so glad to be here. What a great prompt and lovely pictures!

manicddaily said...

Izy-- I have probably cheated, but I am so late to the party that I've brought my own bottle! HOpe you are well. A very fun prompt. k.

Debi Swim said...

Oh, this was fun. I hope mine works.