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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, March 21, 2015

Play it Again, Toads! #15

A unique beer stein
Welcome to the 15th "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 i-phone photography I offer here - if so, please use the photo with an archived challenge. Click on any image to enlarge and see them more clearly.  These images are from The Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, FL - originally one of Henry Flagler's majestic hotels, The Alcazar, and it had everything the rich could desire… a russian bath, spa, state of the art work out facility, casino, movie theatre, and the largest indoor pool in the world with retractable roof when it was built in 1888, among other things.  In 1948, it was purchased by Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner to house his … collection.  

This video does a great job with its history.  Enjoy.



Original poems only and link your specific post to Mr. Linky below.  Please 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 visit and enjoy what is created here.



"Girl on a Twig Seat" Carrara Marble, Pietro Lazzerini  Italinan 1900
"Woman in Garden" colored & leaded glass, American late 19th century
Hosted 1925 woman's swimming championship, featuring Gertrude Ederle
Teacup
Detail of statue
Petrified Wood


23 comments:

Margaret said...

Please feel free to also use the video as inspiration but make sure it links up with an archived challenge.

hedgewitch said...

Love the photos, Margaret. I will be brooding--I am in the mood for a little form.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thank you for selecting three prompts from our archives to reconsider.

I seem to be on hold at the moment, as far as poetry is concerned. The muse does not speak. But I shall certainly enjoy reading the responses.

Margaret said...

Here is an interesting post on the grand I ndoor swimming pool now converted into a dining establishment.

Margaret said...

Oops here it is. The photographs are great. http://www.digitalladysyd.com/?p=498

Outlawyer said...

Hey Margaret--I sneaked a peak and wrote this one this morning--I didn't use the nun photo, but it fits and will try to put it in--try--I still have the flu, I'm afraid--am better but full of complaint--wonderful prompt, thanks. k.

The pics are wonderful--your trip sounds grand. k.

Björn Rudberg said...

Oh I have been to that museum also, so many great things to see and the swimming pool was amazing..

hedgewitch said...

That is a really cool place, Margaret--wish I could have used one of your pics--but the direction my mind went was a bit unrelated.I hope you will let me take a rain check on them.

Grace said...

I was at the ER last night and saw some family drama while waiting for my daughter (nothing serious for her) ~ When I saw one of the pictures, my muse lighted up ~ Thanks for the lovely post & archived prompts ~ Happy weekend ~

Hannah said...

Thank you for the inspiration, Margaret!

Sumana Roy said...

thanks for the prompt :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks, Margaret. The challenge of a form and your picture squeezed a few words from me.

:-)

Susan said...

I love your reruns in this series, Margaret. I had the hubris to write to my own, but I am saving the others for another time. Thank you!

Margaret said...

My internet connection is on the fritz and will visit and respond when it is back up and running as it should and not this spotty, hailing connection. Thanks for playing and hope to be back soon.

Margaret said...

Haulting. Not hailing.

Weekend-Windup said...

Love the photos!

angieinspired said...

Thanks for this old/new prompt for me! I'd been keeping my driving observation in my brain for years until the Poem Sketching technique unfolded it for me quite quickly.

Susie Clevenger said...

Margaret, I love revisiting challenges. You provided lovely photos for inspiration. I'm out of town so I will try and get to this when I get home.

Marian said...

I couldn't possibly resist revisiting that constanza form :) Thanks, Margaret!

Margaret said...

Internet service is back and I am posting late. I will be around to visit and comment.

Kerridwen said...

Oh, I'm going to try that poem sketching one for sure!!

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Sorry I'm so late but I've been working on this since you posted it, Margaret.

Kerridwen said...

Finally wrote one!