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.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Fireblossom Friday: Mash-Up !

Hello, darling Toads. Fireblossom here, with another Fireblossom Friday. You know what? I just finished reading a very cool novel called "Dickenstein: Emily Dickinson--Mad Scientist" by Shannon Yarbrough. (Find my review HERE.) 

That got me thinking about the current popularity of mash-ups. So let's do one! Take a well-known character or actual person, and put them in a situation that no one has ever thought of putting them in before, like Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter! 

Stretch yourselves, have fun; no form or length requirements, but it must be a NEW poem written specifically for this challenge, no lumping it in with prompts from around the internet. 

16 comments:

manicddaily said...

Hey Shay! I enjoyed your review. This is quite an interesting challenge! I am working today so don't know what I can do but will think about it. K.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I feel like the bride of Dracula right now - lost in terminal stasis without the will or energy to even make myself eat or read or watch TV. I loved the idea of this challenge and would love to join in but will have to catch up later in the month.I will certainly look forward to reading the responses tomorrow.

Mama Zen said...

I love that book cover!

Björn Rudberg said...

A tricky one.. you are hereby warned.. mine is not for sensitive readers.

Ella said...

Oh, love this! Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as fashion designers-perhaps this could explain the 70s!

Margaret said...

I think this is far too challenfkng for me ... I'll go drink a bottle of wine and see if that helps.

Susie Clevenger said...

I love this challenge! I wasn't sure what I could do with it, but I managed to create something.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for sharing your review with us.
The mash-up really sent me to put on my thinking .caps. i decided the best was a fun approach so said so done

Much love...

manicddaily said...

Hey Shay, I hope doesn't strike people's nerves the wrong way. Anyway--k.

John Doe said...

Good luck to everyone!

Gail said...

Gave it a shot. Thanks.

Hannah said...

Thank you, Shay...this was fun once I finally picked a match to mix! :)

Margaret said...

I will swing by and enjoy everyone's creativity - this was far too complicated for me. My imagination is on hold lately it seems - just so busy and tired lately. :)

Margaret said...

BTW … I DID read Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Slayer and enjoyed it a lot! Not my typical reading, but you see, Shay, I do enjoy "imagination" put to fun use. I will have to check out "Dickenstein - Emily Dickinson - Mad Scientist. Thanks for the review.

Lolamouse said...

Diabolical idea! And I'm in, only a day late!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I usually resist 'imaginary garden', thinking I belong to to many groups already — but how could I resist this (even coming to it rather late)? It was Fireblossom's own Quasimodo poem that hooked me!