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, October 9, 2013

Wednesdays with Peggy






Point of View and Place

Greetings fellow Toads. Peggy in Southern California here.  This time I have a very toady prompt for us all.  And I hope to see many of you giving it a try.

Point of view and place are both important elements of poetry and story telling. This time take the point of view of an animal -- lets stretch a bit and make it NOT a dog or a cat.  You can even choose an imaginary or mythical animal.

Take this animal to a place you are not in every day. It can be a real place or an imaginary place at any time past, present or future.   Tell us about this place through the eyes, ears, nose, skin  (or whatever)  of your animal.

There is a lot of this in children's literature, if you want inspiration. You can even take and animal from Dr. Seuss to a place of your choosing.

So choose an animal, take it someplace--and write!

I hope it will be fun. I look forward to seeing what you all write.  Link it with Mr. Linky below and then visit the other Toads and see what they have linked.

Write on!

21 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks Peggy:)

Rachelle Smith Stokes said...

Ah very cool! I started an animal poem and never finished. I will finish it or start new.

razzamadazzle said...

Well, I have the feeling, I'll just let my Millie goat answer today's prompt. She is an accomplished blogger, you know.

L. Edgar Otto said...

I am fond of turtles, but in this poem I choose we hairless apes for the role of spirit animal.

Susan said...

Hello from muggy Philadelphia where I'm moving slowly this morning. I've taken a worm's eye view here.

Kay L. Davies said...

I thought I had linked this last night. I know I posted it about 1:00 am, but I didn't link it to Toads. Well, here it is.
K

Margaret said...

Behind on Monday Open Link Night, but hope to catch up with that and this later tonight!

Wyoming Diva said...

Fun, fun, fun. Thanks for the prompt.

Susie Clevenger said...

A great prompt Peggy!!

Jim said...

Such a very nice idea, Peggy. It was an enjoyable write for me.

But when I was browsing my picture file for an animal (I was looking for a black sheep, the "Baa baa, have you any..." kind) when I found this Fine Lady. I hope you don't mind.
..

purplepeninportland said...

I love this prompt! Mr. Linky is not a fan of mine, so you can find me at:

http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/unicorn-in-coney-island/

Debi Swim said...

Great prompt! Fun write. Thanks Peggy

Ella said...

Fun idea Peggy! I have a cool idea~
Thank you :D

Rachelle Smith Stokes said...

Thanks to this prompt, I've finished a poem I started weeks ago! :)

Peggy said...

HI Toads and friends. Thanks for all the poem responses. I am late reading here -- busy day for some reason though it is hard to say exactly what I did. We were away most of last week. Anyway, I am off to read now. Thanks!

Grace said...

Thank you Peggy ~ My post will be up in the morning ~

humbird said...

Thanks for the idea!

Peggy said...

Kay I think you might have put up the wrong link--took me to a news article. Don't know if you will see this. Anyway thank you all for your postings--so many points of view!! Now to write my own response!!

Ella said...

So fun I want to write another one!
:D

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm very late to the party. I've not been well this week, and this was a busy work week, with a lot of deadlines. I managed to read several poems, but not leave comments on all of them.

shafique said...

Internet Users have very big Good News, Now you can earn with Just Share an add or picture on Facebook, Facebook is the Most popular Website in the World and you can make unlimited income with Just Facebook Posting Program.
Genuines Works of Data Entry, Facebook Posting, Copy Pasting, Add Posting, Clicking, Web Surfing, Website Visiting, Article Sharing, Data Sharing, Google Business Plan and Much More Business Plans.
www.jobzcorner.com