I grew up with Grimm Fairy tales. Don't worry we aren't penning a new fairy tale, but it got me thinking about how many of these enchanted stories lead us to a witch's spell, three wishes or some kind of magical mystery. We are familiar with Little Red Riding Hood, The Fisherman and His Wife and The Emperor's New Suit. I want our poems to have a wishful quality, if you want to add a demented creature, or wicked witch, or other darkness-this depends on you. I want you to include one of the four wishes-I have listed below.
When I think of my children, I hope I instilled these qualities, as I still wish for them to have more courage and joy. The other two are covered, so far.
Four Wishes: Integrity, Compassion, Courage and Joy.
Now, go frolic in your word forest, beware of trolls, magic moss and poisonous mushrooms. Please follow the popcorn trail-I have left for you. If one of the recent Disney films inspires you or the enchanted television shows-by all means go there~
Where this prompt took me caught me completely off guard, and even though I deviated a little from my fairy tale intention, I hope that what I achieved is enough to forgive me not being completely on prompt. Thank you so very, very much for inspiring me!
Yes, I made a mistake. Bjorn caught it-thanks again! Hans Christen Anderson wrote 'The Emperor's New Clothes'. I almost included both authors. I am open to any fairy tale adaption you would like to attempt. Thanks, Bjorn~
Happy Friday, Toads!
CC-I like my prompts to inspire an idea. Creativity can wander many paths. If you write about a spark that grabbed your attention-I will be pleased!
I managed to mix in some elements of fairytale and promises in my sonnet corona.
That was fun, Ella! I took a wish and ran with it! Joy!
This was fun! It's not Grimm but it's a fairy tale.
Cool, Ella, will see what I can shake loose up in the attic, LOL. There is likely to be a witch or, at least, a goblin.
Really NOT an easy prompt - but one that was fun. Can't wait to read what everyone comes up with. Thanks of the intriguing challenge.
Ha, I shook my head, and some popcorn fell out. Could be ominous!
Gosh! If I had wished upon for anything else maybe even that would have come true! Was waiting for a prompt like this! :D
Sharing my poem "Hero",thank you Ella for this wonderful opportunity :D Hope you liked it!
Lots of love,
Love the prompt Ella. Mine is a little more cautionary...lol
I'm grim indeed today, not in the magickal sense - but it's a poem I've been needing, for a long time, to write.
Lovely! I'll be back in the morning to read everyone's and comment!
My is too fairy charming! But after seeing all the happy smiles and giggles of Prom-well, it was hard to go Grimm! I added courage~
I tell you what wearing heels for me is courage-
Thank you, everyone I am excited to read your poems!!!
And I am happy to be in my rags~
Ella--my poem is very grim, I'm afraid. I'm not sure I should even link it--I have recently reread an original version of all the tales, and of course, the originals are rather bloody and Northern European. So I went with that. I don't think it was what you were aiming for, however, and am happy to unlink. (Or you should if you feel it deviates too much from your intention.) k.
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