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, January 24, 2015

Play it Again, Toads! #13

"The Lovers' Boat" Albert Pinkham Ryder 1881

Welcome to the 13th "Play it Again, Toads!" where we revisit the archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden.  Choose your own from the archives on the sidebar (2011-2015) or select from three I have highlighted below.

You may use images I offer here - if so, please use the photo with an archived challenge.  These images are from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.   I took them with my iPhone - but I hope you might get some inspiration from them.  If you want to see these images more clearly, click HERE for, search by painting name, and click on the image to enlarge on your screen.  

I googled "The Lovers' Boat and I did not find one as red as mine, so maybe I accidentally used a flash.  I don't ever have it on, so I am not sure if the color is off on mine or the few I saw on the internet.  It really is not an easy image to find - but I will leave it as is as I think it is a bit intriguing this way.  

1)  Imagined by Kerry - Wednesday Challenge - Write a flowery poem in a non-cliched way

2)  Imagined by Hedgewitch - Sunday Mini-challenge - Chained Rhyme, Part Two

3)  Imagined by Mama Zen - Twitter Poetry

"Pegasus Departing" Albert Pinkham Ryder 1901
"Flying Dutchman" Albert Pinkham Ryder 1887


Kerry O'Connor said...

The paintings are exquisite, Margaret! Thanks for sharing. I'm excited to see a Chained Rhyme challenge.. just hoping to have some time to put my mind to it.

btw I don't see a Mr Linky here. I will add one in for you.

Björn Rudberg said...

The chained Rhyme was interesting to play with.. a lot of editing back and forth...

Happy Saturday/Sunday everyone.

Hannah said...

That was fun!! I loved revisiting the challenges, Margaret! :) Happy weekend everyone!

Anonymous said...

Writing about flowers without being flowery and clichéd is not easy.

Jim said...

I love your pictures of your favorite viewing. Thank you, I used the top one and Kerry's, first choice, previous post.
Never do I get very flowery but I tried again.
Thank you.
p.s. we are returning from a seven day Princess cruise in the Caribbean and I used my remaining minutes for this. Forgive me but it is a little sloppy but I won't use any more minutes to fix it up now.

hedgewitch said...

Lovely gathering of oldies, Margaret. Thanks for including mine. Not able to write much lately myself, but hope everyone has fun with their choice.

Anonymous said...

Hey Margaret--I love the Ryders--they are simply beautiful--but I did not end up using one. Thanks though, as it made me revisit his paintings--they are magnificent. I may have cheated a teeny bit - you'll see. Thanks! k.

Fireblossom said...

I did MZ's Twitter poem. 140 characters, that's hard!

Margaret said...

I thought I was taking the easy way out with 140 characters - ha! I think it took me twice as long as a form poem :P

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful paintings Margaret! It is always fun to revisit a challenge.

Lolamouse said...

After revising mine this morning (I wrote it last night and got the form wrong!), it's finally done! Have a happy week, Toads!

Other Mary said...

I'm really late linking up, and I can't visit everyone until tomorrow, but I will! Thanks Margaret!

Gail said...

I chose Mama Zen's Twitter poetry.

Thank each one of you that helps make these challenges possible. You encourage me to spread my poetic wings.

Other Mary said...

I was in such a hurry I forgot to link IGRT, but I've finally done so now. Apologies, toads!