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, May 23, 2015

Play It Again, Toads #

Warm Greetings to all on this lovely weekend in May. I am standing in for Margaret Bednar, who is our usual "Play It Again" host. This Mini-Challenge affords us the rare opportunity to revisit a prompt or challenge from our archives, or to catch up on one of the more recent posts that we may have missed.

Photo Copyright: HJ Clark
"Red Hot Pokers"


I have selected three choices for our consideration today, but the invitation is open for you to select your own past challenge from our archives, listed according to years and months in the right side-panel.

1. Artistic Interpretations with Margaret - Sketchbook Poetry
(May 30, 2014)

2. Fireblossom Friday - Location, Location, Location (May 24, 2013)

3. Kenia's Wednesday Challenge (May 16, 2012)


Photo Copyright: HJ Clark
"Zengela Guest Lodge"


If you choose a past challenge different from those listed above, please provide a link to the original post.



11 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hey everyone :D

Hope you all are doing well this weekend :D I chose to write on "Fireblossom Friday- Location, location, location.." for Play it again Toads :D

Hope you all like it :)

Lots of love
Sanaa

brudberg said...

Bedtime here.. I'll be around tomorrow checking out ;-)

hedgewitch said...

Thanks for stepping in to host, Kerry. I liked all these choices but really didn't have anything I felt was appropriate, and not very inspired of late anyway.

Susie Clevenger said...

Kerry, thanks for stepping in. I think I am finally back to the mindset to write again.

angieinspired said...

Kerry,
I hope that choosing Joan Didion (an author versus a poet) works for Kenia's original prompt. It may be more of a book summary, but I tried to use her voice, which I find difficult to read. I didn't connect with her book "The Year of Magical Thinking".

cosmos cami said...

Really excited about Kenia's Wednesday challenge

Phil Slade said...

A fine specimen of Red Hot Pokers. the birds love them too. Each year the sparrows strip the flowers off!

Jim said...

These are nice challenge choices. I was looking for one for the U.S. Memorial Day that would lend itself to writing of Mrs. Jim's brother death during WWII in Europe.
Thank you, I chose # 3.
BTW, I will be scarce for the next three or more weeks. We are on the road some and also moving to a different home.
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Hannah said...

Thank you, Kerry for gathering these options...perfect inspiration today. :)

Susan said...

I'll be back! Thank you for the second chance.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I found something different in the archives, and it took me to unexpected places.