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, January 22, 2014

Wednesdays with Peggy


It's in the Eyes

 This week I want you to write about eyes.






What do you see when you look in someone's eyes?  There are many things to be seen in eyes. Sometimes joy, pain, love, hate, acceptance, sadness, anger, mischief, innocence, evil or even blankness.

As an added twist, try to keep your poem to 75 words or less.

Thank you all for the opportunity to participate in the Pond. This will be my last prompt for now as I find my life is amazingly full these days. I will continue to come by the Pond as I can and check out what you are all writing.

And I will check out everything posted in response to this prompt!! So please post your "eyes" poems with Mr. Linky below. Write on you talented Toads!

Love, Peggy Goetz



20 comments:

Sean said...

Up late after work and decided to hammer out a poem before falling asleep. I am rather pleased with how it turned out! Thanks for the interesting prompt. Hope you all enjoy :)

Sumana Roy said...

Hello friends....I am not sure if I've done justice to the nice and interesting prompt...

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I feel the same as Sumana, but the prompt made me immediately think of a certain pair of eyes I look at every day!

Fireblossom said...

Mine came in at 84 words, and I pared two more to get it to 82, but i couldn't cut it any further without ruining the poem, which i think is pretty good, so I hope my excesses can be tolerated. If not, I understand.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thank you for an interesting prompt, Peggy and also for all the prompts you have brought to the garden in the last year.

Ella said...

Clever! I love thinking about the reflection of soul's windows. Now, I can't stop singing, this song...
These Eyes by the Who...lol

Thanks Peggy :D

Marian said...

Peggy, thank you. I hope you will not be far away. Best wishes to you! xo Marian

Susie Clevenger said...

Peggy, thank you for all your inspiration in the garden.

Peggy said...

Wow I am even late in posting my own poem for my own prompt. How bad is that! Thank you for the good wishes. I will not be far away--it just seems my life has gotten so very busy. Not even sure what I am busy with!! Off to read your many poems now and thank you!

Susan said...

I love this prompt, Peggy. During your time away, I hope you will still write and post when the spirit moves you. Visit me at Poets United too.

grapeling said...

Thanks for the prompt, Peggy. Hope Spring is a time of renewal for you ~

Kim Nelson said...

Thanks, Peggy! Mine's a short one!

Susan said...

Whoops! Here's another try:

My eyes! Missed that 75-word limit.
I didn’t read it—or did, but didn’t note it.
I chose to let it slide from consciousness
just like a student who doesn’t read
directions. (Practice what you preach!)
Yikes! Here is another lesson in kindness.
I didn’t mean it. Not me. I goofed.
It was me, not my eyes. I’m sorry.
Forgive me and let me forgive me too.
And you. Thank you for being here.

Peggy said...

I have read and commented on all the posts now and I am so impressed by the talent here. (And Susan no worry if you missed the word count). I will still be around. Keep up the great writing.

Jim said...

This was a fun write, Peggy. I didn't do you justice but felt I had to write.
Thank you for all you've done here on Wednesdays. Too bad you are leaving, this is my first time on Wednesday.
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Margaret said...

Thank you, Peggy. I revamped an old poem… this is something I will never forget -the eyes of a Great Blue Heron up close!

Helen said...

Oh my, just realized I'm seven over the limit! Eight, including the title 'Clouds.'

Lolamouse said...

Oh crap! I totally forgot about the word limit until I started reading others' posts! You can remove my link if you want to since I obviously don't follow directions!

One A Day Tech said...

Nice blog following!

Lady Lilith said...

Eyes can be really powerful. There is so much to be said about a person hidden in them.