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, April 9, 2014

Words Count With Mama Zen

April is the cruelest month, breeding  Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain
Image via Pinterest

In his masterpiece The Waste Land, poet T.S. Eliot describes April as the cruelest month (and, as far as we know, he wasn't even doing the poem a day thing!).  Do you agree?  Give me the best and worst of April, then render a verdict . . . in 66 words or less.


16 comments:

grapeling said...

well, maybe not *exactly* what you're looking for, MZ... ~

Fireblossom said...

Cool picture, MZ! I will try to write for this tonight.

hedgewitch said...

I've never wanted a tattoo, but I can think of a verse or two now that I might want to carry around on me--but somewhere I could read it without a mirror. I have actually managed to stay within the word count this time, MZ. Back to visit this afternoon.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks, MZ. I have been struck down by a bug so I don't think I will have any poetry in me today.

:(

Susan said...

Tattoo worthy, I hope.

Jim said...

I enjoyed this, Mom. I always do. Aprils can be buggers.

Nice tattoo message too, my tattoo

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Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks for the cool prompt. I will be back later to check everything out.

Margaret said...

I'm almost afraid to click on Jim's "my tattoo" :) ha ha

Ok, I played "light" with this theme. I'll be back tonight to visit and comment (still finishing up Monday's poems)

Ella said...

Oh, my...the best and worst of April-pollen and sinus issues will be in my offering.

Ella said...

Oh, my...the best and worst of April-pollen and sinus issues will be in my offering.

Sumana Roy said...

April in our part is a bit different
...we reel under a sweltering heat in April..nice prompt.. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I've been hoping for a "Words Count," MZ. I'm going to have too much fun with it, so I'm begging your forgiveness in advance.
K

Jim said...

Thank you, Mom Zee. I'm not doing the poem-a-day but one of these years I'll try it out. I like Aprils although one was a big mistake.
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Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks so much Mama Zen..I am finding I am less wordy of late.

Hannah said...

Thank you MZ!!

Sorry your not feeling well Kerry...healing energies to you.

manicddaily said...

I'm afraid I took this to a rather silly place, though it is typical of my April. So, thanks, MZ. HOpe you are feeling better, Kerry. K.