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.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Queen Bee

Springfield, Massachusetts is childhood home of

Theodor Geisel 
 









and Henry Saint Clair Fredericks


 









So much inspiration! I double-dog dare you to pen a poem inspired by BOTH.


13 comments:

Fireblossom said...

I have chosen Taj.

Fireblossom said...

Wow, it's quiet in here.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hello everyone,

Well this was one hell of a fantastic challenge :D Enjoyed it..!

Thank you Marian for this lovely opportunity :D Hope you like it!

Lots of love
xoxo

rhymeswithbug said...

I tried something Seussy

brudberg said...

I will be back tomorrow.. I have way too much of Nick Cave in my head to go for Taj or dr Seuss..

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh cool. Dr Seuss for sure, will see if I can mix and match. LOL. Really intriguing prompt, Marian! Love it!

angieinspired said...

I got the blues today, &blamed it on a fat cat as opposed to my daughter.

Jim said...

I am making myself pretty scarce until July but the Houston Rockets were playing (Rockets won) and I couldn't sleep.
This seemed to be such a fun prompt I did some multitasking and did these guys here a piece. I like Dr Suess and he got me going with Mahal's soul, mood lyrics begged for print. Watcha think?
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Marian said...

Friends! It's Friday! Apologies, I've been running around and only now have I even been able to check in here to see what's going on with Taj and Ted. :)
Can't wait to read what you are all offering, and please, bring on some more! I will read and savor each one... just know if you don't see me visiting, that I will, but it *might* not be until tomorrow morning. Life gets crazy, as you know. xoxox & rock me to my soul, poets! M.

Kerry O'Connor said...

The Dean of Caitlin's university signed off the graduation speech by quoting Dr Seuss 'Oh, the places you'll go...'

I think it is quite an amazing coincidence.

Outlawyer said...

Ha. Kerry - glad you missed the collision! Be careful. Thanks, Marian, for the interesting prompt. (Must get to work.) k.

Lexa Cain said...

I adore Dr. Seuss, and I bet Taj Mahal is a wonderful musician. Good luck on the poetry writing. Have a great weekend! :)

Herotomost said...

I couldn't think of a clever way to mix the blues and the Suess, so just went for the blues with a little rhyme. Sorry Marian!!!