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 24, 2015

Play It Again, Toads!


 Welcome to the 22nd Play it Again, Toads!  where archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden come to life again.  Have fun exploring the archived challenges from the sidebar (2011-2015) or choose one from three I've highlighted below.

Most of the photos were taken last weekend in North Carolina's Appalachian Mountain area - fairly close to the Virginia state border.    In a few months... my "backyard"

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. You may use my photos, but it is not required.

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

1)    Imagined by Kerry O'Connor "Paul Laurence Dunbar - 7 line stanza poem"

2)    Imagined by Grapling "Masks"

3)    Imagined by Herotomost "Its ma thing.... nostalgia"








14 comments:

Margaret said...

I posted an old entry to an old challenge which is highlighted above (#1). I think I entered it late to the challenge three years ago and not many saw it. It also happens to coincide with the photos I posted for this challenge - this whole area and riding/walking trail will be five minutes from where we will soon be living.

So, forgive the linking to an old post... but I will also be linking a new one (probably Monday as we have visitors this weekend).

paper sea said...

Gorgeous photog.

Mama Zen said...

This was fun!

brudberg said...

Always gives me interesting old challenges to try... :-) Happy weekend everyone.

Blogoratti said...

Greetings and best wishes to you.

rhymeswithbug.com said...

it was hard to choose - great prompts

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for hosting, Margaret!

Kerry O'Connor said...

De, I removed your faulty link.

Marian said...

That Dunbar stanza is irresistible. !!

Jim said...

Nice challenge finds, Margaret. I did the first, it was fun, I like fitting forms, the mechanics part. The poetic part? Well, let's say I like to write.
Too, I will be here tomorrow to she how you handled your challenges.
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Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful photos Margaret. Thanks so much for the challenge.

Carol Campbell said...

Thank you so much for the poetry inspiring photos! :)

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I left a memory that I recalled just recently. If were alive in 1976, feel free to sing along.

Hannah said...

Sooo late to join and running out the door now but I promise to return reads to whomever stumbles upon this post...thank you for the inspiration!