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, October 3, 2015

FLASH 55 PLUS!

Greetings to all poets and friends!
It is time for this month's Flash 55 Challenge. The rules of this prompt have not changed: Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.








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PLUS!

The optional extra for this challenge comes in the form of a song:
O Fortuna, composed by Carl Orff (1935 - 1936) and featured in the iconic 1981 movie, Excalibur, directed by John Boorman.
I suggest you pump up the volume and let the words and song inspire your poetic thoughts!




16 comments:

hedgewitch said...

I have to admit I peeked, and wrote this earlier this morning--a wonderful plus, Kerry--thanks for the inspiration.

grapeling said...

a 55 is a goad to this toad. out to an art-walk, back later to read... ~

Susie Clevenger said...

I totally wrote from my reaction to the music, no editing. Thanks Kerry for the inspiration!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Haha! Hedge, I thought this might appeal to you. Glad to see the responses are coming so quickly.

Isadora Gruye said...

Fantastic plus...thanks for the inspirado!

Gillena Cox said...

Absolutely loved the video; thanks for a lovely Saturday prompt Kerry

much love...

Kerry O'Connor said...

My response is combined with Hannah's prompt so I have linked it to both challenges.

brudberg said...

Love Carmina Burana.. had to do this, even if it's a little sooty.

Fireblossom said...

As a casual fan of opera, I knew "O, Fortuna", but never knew what the words meant. Now i do!

Fireblossom said...

Or, is it "Oaf Or Tuna"?

Hannah said...

I enjoyed the plus but took the opportunity to look at and be inspired by a link that Sherry sent me earlier this week. Thank you, for the challenge, Kerry!

Outlawyer said...

Hey Kerry--I have been terribly busy at work and did not have a chance to listen to the Carmina Burana before thinking of a 55--I'd heard it before, but it really is so inspiring--I'll see if I can come up with another--or, if not, just carry it around with me for a bit. k.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Me and Arthur got all mixed up today! :-)

Susan said...

Great prompt!

Gail said...

Well, I intended to follow the prompt but fifty-five other words came.

Thanks.

Jim said...

Nice flash prompt, Kerry. It got me out of hiding, I couldn't resist.
We are moved though hardly any of my boxes are unpacked. Mrs. Jim has first priority on that.
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