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.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Play it Again, Toads! #16

"Neapolitan Song" 1929 Oil on Canvas
Joseph Stella
Welcome to the 16th "Play it Again, Toads!" where we revisit archived challenges of this amazing Imaginary Garden.   Choose your own challenge that interests you from the archives on the sidebar (2011-2015) or select from three I've highlighted below.

You may use my photos I am sharing with you here (but certainly not required) - if so, please use the photo with an archived challenge.  Click on any image to enlarge and to see the details more clearly.   I took these photos while visiting the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C.

You may rework old poems or submit original poems and link your specific post to Mr. Linky below.  Please make it clear which challenge you are resurrecting by including a link.  If you share poetry here, please take time to visit and comment on the other poetic endeavors.

1.  Imagined by Ella - Fortune Cookies

2.  Imagined by Kerry - Envelopes

3.  Imagined by Marian - A-Z

"Hibiscus with Plumeria" 1939 Oil on Canvas
Georgia O'Keeffe
"Magnolia" 1895 Oil on Canvas
Charles Walter Stetson
"Spring" 1890 Oil on Canvas
Thomas Wilmer Dewing

Two details of the above image:

"Spring -detail"  1890 Thomas Wilmer Dewing
"Spring - detail"  1890 Thomas Wilmer Dewing
"In the Garden" 1892 Oil on Canvas
Childe Hassam
"June" 1911 Oil on Canvas
John White Alexander


15 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for the gorgeous pictures, Margaret. There are several prompts this month that I want to return to but you have given an excellent choice too. Decisions, decisions!

Hannah said...

Thank you, Margaret! Happy Sunday to all in the garden today!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am catching up today and may do all three prompts. I will understand if you do not feel the need to comment on all of them - it is more for my own personal challenge to complete the 30 poems in 30 days (I'm only on 24).
The second link does reveal the face of my newest pup, for those who would like to see her.

:-)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I've been in love with Georgia O'Keeffe for many years. It's nice to be given an opportunity to say so.

Marian said...

I'm behind too, Kerry! Must catch up today.
That alphabet challenge!!! Hahaha! Okay I am doing that with my kids today. Will post what we come up with.
Thank you Margaret!

hedgewitch said...

A great sampling, Margaret. I loved Kerry's envelope challenge the first time, and have gone back to it. I have a full day of gardening ahead now as storms are headed in for later, but will be back to visit this evening.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hello everyone,

Hope you all are having a wonderful Sunday :D Sharing my poem fortune cookie.

I chose the first option which was imagined by Ella. (Play it again Toads)

Thanks Margaret for this splendid opportunity :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa



Rose Ketring said...

I had fun with today's challenge. Thank you for the idea!

Björn Rudberg said...

Since I will not do the 30 poems... I had to do 30 sonnets instead.. Thankful for the extensive library, I found one by Kenia on tercets, so my Terza Rima rhyme scheme fitted well..

ccchampagne said...

I should know to stay away from intricate form poetry, but I still can't! Thanks for forcing (well, I know you didn't really) my hand in this! Excellent prompt!

Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil said...

Margaret, I married the "hills are alive with the Sound of Music" ladies with Marian's ABC prompt. Too much fun. I knew exactly what the story was when I saw the image!! Love to all, Amy

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful artwork Margaret. Thanks for the challenge.

Margaret said...

Thank you all for such an awesome response - I have read most on my iPhone but will wait for the morning to respond on my computer -so much easier for me to type. I might add mine late - Monday - this NaPoWriMo is far too swift for me this year.

Ella said...

The art is stunning~ I went in a different direction than planned~

Thank you, for this gorgeous challenge! So, vibrant and beautiful~

Outlawyer said...

Hey Margaret thanks--great art--I made my own illustration as I am so tired I had to go with poem that occurred to me in thinking of the envelope rhyme, which I chose to do. So some lines came to mine and I just went with those. Thanks for the choices of prompts--they were all great ones. k.