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, February 18, 2016

Words Count With Mama Zen



Shock me . . . make me feel better!  Or, worse.  Or, whatever.  Just shock me . . . in 77 words or less.

14 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

I had so much fun with this on, Mama Zen. ;-)

Blogoratti said...

Good stuff, warm greetings!

Jim said...

A nice fun, cattle prod type prompt, MZee. But I let you down, having a very busy day, the hospital (Mrs. Jim testing) and gymnasium (KP, gymnastics) kind. I know, perhaps the dog ate my real one or I left it on top of the car? Sorry.
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Cie Cheesemeister said...

I am so sorry. I accidentally put the link to my Tumblr blog in entry #4. Please delete that one. I'm an idiot.

Margaret said...

This is really hard! I have tired a few but the fell flat. Then I read yours! I hardly ever read others before mine is done... and now all of my attempts seem awful. I'll plug away for a bit, but if I don't succeed - thanks for the prompt anyway. I will visit and comment tomorrow even if I don't get one up.

De said...

Sorry 'bout the "(2)" after my name on the link. Just the one poem. ;)
Thanks for the inspiration. I wanted to go exactly 77, but when it was done, it yelled at me that it was done. Cheeky poem.

brudberg said...

To shock you... I think I would be on thin ice just trying... But I will try later tonight... Now I'm leaving for office.

Susie Clevenger said...

Not sure I shocked you, but it helps to write out some of what I've been holding inside. I am on a journey to forgive. I'm taking two steps forward and twenty back. Oh, and I went over 77 words. If I could really tell the story it would quickly become a book.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

69 words including the link and my copyright. ~giggle~ I enjoyed this very much as I've been too busy to write this week. Not sure how I made you feel, you'll have to tell me.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

The most shocking thing I could think of was a poem titled Wild Woman Votes for Donald Trump. But I didn't dare post it for fear someone might believe it. LOL. With my past loaded with shocking events, I so far have not come up with anything. Am fighting off a flu. I am enjoying the responses however.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Mine is a very short piece indeed. I'm a bit brain dead at present.

brudberg said...

Mine is 77 words exactly ... mostly sad and meaningless

Outlawyer said...

Hey MZ-- I am always shocked by what I wrote of (but others won't be most likely.) Thanks. k.

Other Mary said...

Thank you for the prompt. I haven't been writing lately, but this along with a local situation got me to at least give it a try.