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.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sunday's Mini-challenge: Making a heart out of wild plants

Hi everyone ~  Hope you are having a lovely weekend ~


In my part of the world, spring trees & flowers are in full bloom or will bloom soon. I love going out during my lunch break at work and just soak in the heat and bright colors bursting from sidewalks and small gardens beside high rise buildings.  




Toronto City
My regular path going to & from the office to ride the subway


As poets we are always trying to capture our insides -  our thoughts, our emotions, our dreams. Michael (aka grapeling) showed me this creative work by the artist in my favorite blog, Colossal, who makes this connection about human body & nature.  Here's a blurb about the artist's work:  (since I don't have her permission to post the images here):

This delicate series of sculpted plants is part of a project by artist Camila Carlow titled Eye Heart Spleen. The photographic project is comprised of 13 images representing human organs constructed from plants and flowers. From Carlow’s statement about the project:
The most fascinating and intricate of biological structures, yet we rarely pay heed to the organs inside our body. Regardless of whether we fill ourselves with toxins or nourishing food, whether we exercise or not—our organs sustain us, working away effortlessly and unnoticed.
In a similar way, plants flourishing in the urban environment are a testament to nature’s indifference to our goings on. They grow out of the sides of buildings, in brick walls and between the cracks in concrete, despite of the traffic and pollution.
Our challenge this weekend is to write about our insides with nature or season as inspiration. The prompt is wide open and feel free to use my title if it inspires you. Please write a new poem or prose poem or flash fiction (less than 250 words) and link up with Mr Linky below.  I look forward to reading your words and don't forget to visit your fellow writers too.

Grace
    

14 comments:

Grace said...

Hi everyone ~ Hope you have a lovely weekend ~ I am doing errands but will check back every so often ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

This artist has a fascinating vision. Just a reminder to everyone that we do not have permission to use her images on our blogs. You have provided a very challenging theme to work with, Grace. Thank you.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Grace, your prompt is inspired! I have been in need of inspiration, and perked right up when I saw this one! Love! It!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

By the way, I have Sebastian this weekend, mostly at his house, so I wont have access to my computer until tomorrow afternoon. I will come by and read all of the responses then, as am signing off now till tomorrow..........though it feels rather like it must feel turning off one's oxygen supply, hee hee. Here I go...being brave....pulling the plug.......aghghghghghgh!!!!!!!

Grace said...

See you then Sherry ~ Thanks for your lovely response ~

Hannah said...

I started this poem yesterday and I feel confident that finishing it and posting for this challenge is a good fit. Thank you, Grace, for hosting this challenge and sharing the view of your wild world.

manicddaily said...

A very cool prompt. I posted a poem that was about nature more directly referring to myself, then showed to my husband and he persuaded me to cut all the sections (post-posting) about me! I'm sorry, I hope it still fits. K.

Grace said...

Hi Hannah & K & JCN ~ I love your responses ~

Marian said...

nice prompt, Grace... thank you!

Grace said...

Hi Marian, smiles ~

Jinksy said...

Blogger is being difficult - but I'm trying to hop around the garden...

Marian said...

just a note to Hannah, because wordpress yelled at me for some reason and wouldn't let me comment. your poem is so inspired! wow, wow.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Grace, I really love this idea and I do intend to come back to it when my head is clear enough to write poetry.

grapeling said...

in late, Grace, so also submitted to OLM. ~