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, February 21, 2015

Play It Again, Toads! #14


Pine Warbler
Welcome to the 14th "Play it Again, Toads!" where we revisit archived challenges of this amazing Imaginary Garden.  Choose your own from the archives on the sidebar (2011-2015) or select from three I've highlighted below.

You may use my photography I offer here - if so, please use the photo with an archived challenge.  These images are of my backyard birds who have been enjoying my suet feeders and photographed on our (so far) only day of snow fall.

Original poems only and link your specific post to Mr. Linky below.  Make it clear which challenge you are resurrecting by including a link.   Sharing poetry and commenting on the other poetic endeavors is what makes this a fun place to be.  So please don't forget to return a few times and check out what is written.

1.  Imagined by Grace O'Malley - "Format Challenge - Haiku"

2.  "Kerry's Wednesday Challenge - Open Letters"

3.  Fireblossom Friday - "Rhyme Royal & W. T. Benda"

Downy Woodpecker

Yellow-rumped Warbler



20 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the array of birds! Many thanks for another look at these challenges, Margaret.

Björn Rudberg said...

Wonderful.. how can I pass on a form challenge.. I will not be able to fit in the sweet birds Margret.. :-)

Grace said...

The birds are delightful though my words are sorrowful today ~

Wishing you all happy weekend from winter land ontario ~

angieinspired said...

Thanks for the prompt Margaret. I tweaked some traditional haiku. Hoping it doesn't get anyone feathers in a ruffle. But that wouldn't be bad either, come to think of it. Feels like Spring here on the West Coast in the States.

Margaret said...

My photos are always optional for this challenge.

angieinspired said...

"anyone's" feathers! Typos might get someone's panties in a bunch. Sorry.

Other Mary said...

Beautiful pictures, Margaret. I went back and chose the Rhyme Royal from your suggestions. Thanks for this! And I hope all the toads are keeping warm!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Thank you, it was nice to find the Rhyme Royal challenge and not be restricted to iambic pentameter. I was also inspired by one of your birds (none of which we see in Australia) as well as by a conversation on facebook. :)

grapeling said...

I chose Kerry's Open Letters prompt. Thanks for the way-back machine, Margaret ~

Sumana Roy said...

wonderful prompt and I used all the three bird photos Margaret...they are beautiful...

Shawna said...

Those photos are SO beautiful.

hedgewitch said...

A lovely selection, and sequence of photographs, Margaret. Having done most of these, I chose an older challenge of Kerry's that I had missed, the triquain.

Lolamouse said...

Submitted one poem for the past 2 challenges-forgive me!

Outlawyer said...

beautiful pics, Margaret--thanks!

Margaret said...

I think combining prompts is great! I'll swing around tomorrow to visit and comment. Thanks for playing and feel welcome to keep posting poems.

Hannah said...

Thank you for this gathering of great challenges and your beautiful presentation in words and imagery, Margaret!

I had to grab some early creating time while it was quiet and I will catch up on the last batch to reciprocate comments for the last challenge throughout today!

Thank you, everyone for writing and supporting - this is a wonderful community. :)

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Jim said...

Thank you, Margaret. I enjoyed this challenge. And I posted all three of your delightful bird pictures. Challenged I am as of late, things that take time are piling onto me.

Spent the weekend with our 5-year-old Grand-daughter. Mrs. Jim and I did. We really enjoyed that, she loves to have "sleep-overs" with Mimi and Papa. We took her home last night and walked her to school this morning.
Then we spent an hour and a half driving 70 miles through the outskirts of Houston. A third of it was on our newly being constructed Beltway, or Ring Road. That part was 80 mph.
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Margaret said...

Jim, I'm glad you were able to take the time to write. And thank you all for playing. I'll check back here in case there are any late entries.