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, November 21, 2015

Play it Again, Toads! #23


Mandarin Ducks (Asia)
Welcome to the 23rd Play it Again, Toads! where archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden come to life again.  Have fun exploring the sidebar (2011-2015) and selecting your own or choose one from three I've highlighted below.

The photos were taken at Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn this past week.  You are not required to use a photo in your poetry prompt - but you may use one for inspiration if you like.

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)  Imagined by Kerry - "Ingrid Jonker" 


3)  Imagined by Brudberg  - "Time-travel"

Elliot's Pheasant (Southeastern China)
Peacock (India)
Black-necked Crane (Asia)


8 comments:

Hannah said...

Thank you for the challenge, Margaret and for sharing your beautiful pictures. :)

Fireblossom said...

I did Bjorn's, having missed it the first time.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Always a great opportunity to revisit past prompts. Thanks, Margaret.

brudberg said...

I have to say I combined two of them.. so fun to revisit old prompts.

Outlawyer said...

Beautiful pics, Margaret, and great choices. I did not use the pics but appreciated them. Thanks. k.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Nice to be inspired again, after a brief poetic drought while I wrestled with left-brain stuff (like misbehaving technology). And oh how wonderful to be introduced to Ingrid Jonker. She proved inspirational; so did Bjorn's time travel prompt. And I thought it was time I tried another word acrostic, too.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I fantasized sparked by Margaret's photo of the ducks.........sigh.

Ela said...

How nice to see these beautiful creatures !!
Fantastic shots !!
Greetings