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, October 18, 2014

Sunday Mini-Challenge: In Other Words

Greetings to all Toads and friends, who are joining me today for the weekend challenge. Ordinarily, I would be presenting you with a form challenge in the third week of the month, but I have decided it is time for a change. Our mini-challenge for the next few months will be based on titles of well-known (or obscure) novels. The two books I have chosen for the first prompt of this kind are:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon.


Published 2003


AND

A Grain of Wheat, a novel by Kenyan novelist Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Published 1967

Our Challenge:

Select either of the titles and substitute your own words in the place of those indicated below, and write a new poem under the title you have created.

1. The ____ Incident of the ____ in the ____-Time

2. A ____ of Wheat

3. A Grain of ____

Link your poem up, and visit the other participants' blogs to see what innovative words and ideas they have chosen. Have fun!


11 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

Oh!! wow sound great and a very unique one too.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha, I'm first? I had fun with this prompt, Kerry. Just what I needed this morning!

Björn Rudberg said...

Great one.. I combined it with the pictures from yesterday..

Hannah said...

Thank you, Kerry. :)

Grace said...

Thank you Kerry ~ Wishing you all Happy Sunday ~

Jeyanthi said...

Thanks for prompt... i did mine, saved my seat... :)

Heena Ahuja said...

Finally I tried something new and hope to see some great views from all of you.. Thank you for such wonderful prompt. :)

consciouscacophony said...

As the mother of a child with Asperger's, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is one of my all-time favorite books! The voice is so very authentic. I love to see that you have featured it here this weekend :-)

Susan said...

This took time,Kerry. As I haven't read either book, I had to force myself not to read/research but to feel instead. I like the result. Thank you. I'll be back to read.

manicddaily said...

Dear Kerry--such a very cool prompt. I have only read the Conan Doyle story--though I know the book is so popular and the Kenyan book looks so beautiful too. I really enjoyed the prompt--I'm afraid mine is a bit long--more of a prose piece maybe--

A super great idea for a prompt Kerry--I thought of a few different things, and then just decided on this, maybe because it felt the strangest. (Ha!) k.

Jim said...

Nice thoughts, Kerry. I chose the last one for my poem. Actually just used the title, will check book contents soon. I did like the sounds of your first selection better but the title of the second was tempting me.
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