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, August 22, 2015

Play it Again, Toads!

Rain rolling toward Clingman's Dome

Welcome to the 20th Play it Again, Toads! where we revisit archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden.  Have fun exploring the archived challenges from the sidebar (2011-2015) or choose one from three I've highlighted below.

I am in the midst of a move - we sold our house and are moving into a rental which will allow our daughter to finish her senior year of high school - but come June of 2016 we will move to the mountains of North Carolina.   This is why I have been a bit quiet lately - but the light is at the end of the tunnel and we DID recently take a one week vacation to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and I have a few images you may use for poetic inspiration.

I will be late in commenting as we are in a state of chaos right now but I WILL visit as soon as I can.

Please submit an original poem and link your specific post to Mr. Linky below and be sure to make it clear which challenge you are resurrecting by including a link.

As always, please be neighborly and visit the other wonderful poets.

1)  Words Count with Mama Zen "Power Image"

2)  Imagined by Kerry "William Carlos Williams"

3)  Fireblossom Friday "Lists"



Mountain Farm

Black Bear and cub

Elk in the Great Smoky Mountain Valley 

They call it The Smokies for a reason

21 comments:

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I would like to do this but not sure "what" to do?
"Please submit an original poem and link your specific post to Mr. Linky below and be sure to make it clear which challenge you are resurrecting by including a link."
(I forgot a link last time sorry!)
Not sure if I'm to pick one of the pics to write about or what. I looked at the examples they all seem different.
Could someone point the way? I was going to pick one of the images to inspire me is that ok? Hugs!

jewel grey said...

I think the pictures are just to enhance the post. I believe you select one of the three given prompts to respond to and then link your new poem at the bottom of the post.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Bekkie, welcome! You can choose one of the three challenges offered. Just click on the links, read the challenges and see if any of them inspire you. Or, yes, you may use one of the photos. Have fun!

Gillena Cox said...

A good weekend to all

much love...

Gail said...

I did two. Thanks for the prompt.

Jim said...

Hi Margaret. Welcome to the 'Chaos Club.' We too are in the process of moving. Right now we are at the new home's local McDonald's using their internet. I won't be posting, haven't for over a week now. This is one of the last runs. The movers moved most of our stuff July 20 and 21' a month ago. The painters finished up this Friday, still waiting on the tile man and the brick man. The we list the old one for sale. Unlike you out of the home owners bit, we have two for a while.
Our move is from green and hilly Montgomery County, Texas, to the very flat and more densely populated Katy, Texas. Both are bedroom territories out of Houston. Oh yes, all flat, not a hill in sight. I envy your pretty Tennessee. My BIL lives at Jackson, TN. He is a piano tuner.
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Margaret said...

This is an opportunity to select any challenge ever offered here. For convenience, there are highlighted for those who don't want to wade through the archive. The photos are offered as possible inspiration - it is not necessary to use them for a poetic prompt, but if you do use one it must be linked with an archived challenge.

brudberg said...

Love this... just have to pick the right one.. I will be back tomorrow

Sumana Roy said...

Thanks for the challenge Margaret...posted mine...

Kerry O'Connor said...

What a beautiful part of the country, of the world. Thanks for sharing your pics with us. It will be hard to choose from these previous prompts, all have something to offer. And we are so appreciative that you have hosted this Sunday challenge 20 times!

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful photos..I love the Smoky Mountains. Thanks for taking time to provide inspiration with your hectic life at the moment.

Fireblossom said...

Another for She To Whom I Am Slavishly Devoted. She will either say "Intriguing" or "Look! A rabbit!"

Marian said...

What gorgeous photos, Margaret! I hope you had a zoom lens for the photo of Mama Bear with her cub. Best of luck to you on your move... I do not envy you at all, argh. And best to Jim, too. May the Goddess of the U-Haul bless you both! ;)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Congrats on the sale! And may this year be one of delicious planning for the mountain yumminess to come.

Other Mary said...

All good ones, Margaret. Thanks! I chose Mama Zen's words count. I'll be around tomorrow to read everyone's.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Thanks guys checking back I know it's late but I'll catch up and write tomorrow. (Monday.) Hugs!

Margaret said...

Thanks everyone for playing. I will be by probably in a week to read all the poems. This move is kicking my butt - trying to purge and not move everything. It's going just so-so. I've gotta learn to let go -

Fireblossom said...

Forgot to say, fantastic photographs of a wonderful park.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I see I'm late to this, but it was today that I saw the notification in my Inbox - well timed, as I am on holiday, having a wonderful time, but was beginning to miss poeming.

purplepeninportland said...

Beautiful photos!

I selected Fireblossom Friday's, LIsts.

https://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/some-lists/

Hannah said...

I'm sorry I'm so late...I'll return reads as soon as possible...thank you for your post, Margaret and good luck with the moving! :)