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, December 17, 2015

Kerry Says ~ Let's Go Back in Time

Greetings to all toads, followers and friends. For this challenge, I am referencing the short sci-fi movie (1962) La Jetee, by Chris Marker, which gave rise to the 1995 movie, 12 Monkeys. It is 28 minutes in length.





La Jetée (The Jetty) - Chris Marker - Full Movie from Laurent Daedalus on Myspace.


If the player does not work, try this link: La Jetee.

The plot, for those who are unable to watch the full movie, involves scientists, who research time travel, hoping to send test subjects to different time periods "to call past and future to the rescue of the present".

THE CHALLENGE: The theme is time, time-travel, revisiting the past, fast-forwarding to the future .... how you interpret this premise is entirely open. Alternatively, the movie itself, with its black and white scenes and story-telling technique may be all the inspiration you need. This prompt remains top of the page until noon on Saturday, so there is no need to rush the creative process. If you do post early, please return to see what other poets have devised.




6 comments:

Fireblossom said...

No comments? Sheesh. Well anyway, I wish I had not read MZ's masterful and devastating poem before trying to write my own. I feel like a Lilliputian now!

writersdream9 said...

Took me a while to get into the groove but then it flowed. Great prompt Sherry!

brudberg said...

Time-travel.. took me sci-fi.. really a great prompt Kerry

hedgewitch said...

Great prompt Kerry--I am having no luck with it so far, but will hope something emerges.

hedgewitch said...

Well, something did turn up but not sure if it was what you had in mind, Kerry--feel free to remove if I've wandered too far afield. (Couldn't load the film clip at either link, for some reason.)

Outlawyer said...

Kerry--this is a wonderful prompt. I am really very fatigued right now, due to crazy work life and a quick trip to my mother's, so I don't know if I can do it before my own prompt tomorrow, but I'll come back to it. Thanks--loved your poem. k.