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, November 29, 2014

Sunday Mini-Challenge Time-travel


Hello toads!
Hope that the season is treating you well. Myself I feel weighed down by heavy clouds and lack of clouds. I have sweet memories of the summer passed and I am looking forward to the season of  holidays, winter games and spring. 

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Already in my first sentence I have been in three times, the present, the past and the future. As a matter fact we are constantly in all these three times, and when writing we are sometimes aware of this, though we tend to tell more about the past. Today I like you to capture all the three times in one poem. How you do it is up to you, but it would be fun to see a poem that make use of all the possible tenses to tell a story that is much longer than the poem itself. But you can use time-jumps too and stick to one tense.

To physically do time travel require science fiction, but in our mind we can do it using the magic wand of our minds. But if you wan't to invent a time-machine and go sci-fi.. that would be a lot of fun.

So the challenge is easy enough. Write a piece of poetry or prose that use past, present and future in the same poem.



11 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

A piece of poetry that dances between the seasons... I like it. I like it a lot.

Happy Saturday, everyone. ♥

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for hosting this weekend, Bjorn. What a great challenge to wrap the mind around.

Björn Rudberg said...

Hi.. Yes i hope to see some grea poetry.. I enjoy the thought of being present in many times at the dime time..

howanxious said...

A wonderful prompt, Bjorn.
I have jotted down some words and I am going to edit and post tomorrow.
:-)
-HA

Hannah said...

Thought prompting - great challenge, Bjorn...thank you!

Marian said...

nice, very Dickensian! love it, Bjorn.

Fireblossom said...

I have the ideal poem for this pormpt, but i wrote it in 2010, and i assume you want a new poem, so I'll not link it, but you can find it here:

http://fireblossom-wordgarden.blogspot.com/2010/11/dime-priest.html

Gail said...

I enjoyed your piece.

You encouraged me to try.

Katy Magee said...

Thanks for the inspiration.
I needed that.
:)

Jim said...

Good Challenge, Bjorn. It was a fun write. The hard part for me was writing all three eras in 'present tense.' That was my choice, yet making a smooth transition with use of other tense transition verses.
Thank you,
..

manicddaily said...

Hey Bjorn, I am late, but I enjoyed this fun challenge. Thanks and thanks for your very kind comments of late. K.