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, June 18, 2015

Fireblossom Friday: Picture This

Hello amphibians and various pond life. Fireblossom here with another Fireblossom Friday. Today's challenge is to complete the title I give you part of, and then to write a poem to go with it, of course. I know, details details. Without further delay, here is your title:

Pictures of _________

You may complete the title with a single word, two or more words, or no further words at all. However your title must be "Pictures of" (plus whatever you add.)

There are a lot of possibilities. You could write about someone looking at photographs, or taking them. You could write about pictures in someone's mind, or in their memory. The words themselves could be the pictures. Pictures could also be drawings or projections.

Fine print: Your poem must be a NEW poem written especially for this challenge. Don't give me that old "here is my poem for five different prompts" routine. Oh, and need I even say it? No haiku! Have fun and link up! 

23 comments:

Helen said...

Taskmistress!

Gail said...

No combined prompts...although I think they are a challenge...here is my entry. Thanks for the fun.

hedgewitch said...

Not doing a lot of writing these days, but as always, Shay, you manage to strike a spark. Busy, crazy day, so may not be around till tomorrow.

Margaret said...

Great idea.

Kim Nelson said...

I'm having trouble choosing from a half dozen words to complete the title. So many opportunities! Will work on this, post appointments, this afternoon. Thanks, Shay!

Mama Zen said...

This is a really cool prompt, Shay!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well, I have ten thousand photos of ocean sunsets and about as many of a certain big black dog. As always, the dog won out! Not deathless poetry, just what welled up out of my heart, along with the tears. Good one, Shay.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hey everyone,

Hope you're all having a wonderful week so far, sharing my poem "Pictures of the past" hope you guys like it :D

Thank you Shay for this lovely opportunity, this one's for you!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

brudberg said...

I was really tempted to write a haiku.. but alas I didn't dare to break the rules... gave you some rust instead.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I was in the used cd store today - and overnight it became a used record store. WTF? Here you go, Shay-de-Lady la la

Jim said...

A fun write, Shay. I tried to write an 'absolute nothing, shallow and zilch' poem but I think my second stanza got deep. Thank you.
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Outlawyer said...

Hey Shay--I realize you wanted "pictures of" and I forgot the "s". So, sue me. k.

Fireblossom said...

My motion to dismiss, Karin....

LOL

Fireblossom said...

I'll be back tonight to read the ones I haven't gotten to yet. :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Is it just me or is the Jayan Edakkat post unintelligible? I think the link should be removed.

brudberg said...

I couldn't read Jayan either.. It did not make any sense.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for the confirmation, Bjorn. i have deleted the link.

Marian said...

Sorry to be late.

Hannah said...

I will comment/return comments as time allows...last day of school today. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Sorry that I am so late. Thank you for the inspiration Fireblossom!

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, Kerry and Bjorn, for doing the thumbs down on the nonsense link; I didn't have time this morning.

No worries, late birds..."real" life is keeping me from the swift completion of my visiting rounds, too, but I WILL be by each and every post. I apologize for being slow on some.

Margaret said...

I hope I met the qualifications - I really wanted to tie in to this tragic event as these heroic people have been on my mind... their amazing testimony to their faith has blown me away. I am submitting late, but will finish up visiting and commenting in the morning.

my heart's love songs said...

sorry i'm so terribly late. even sorrier to say it's 6am here and i need some sleep before i go visiting but i will be around to see everyone tonight (Saturday night.)

hope everyone has a good weekend.