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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.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Poem of Our Own

Greetings, my dearest Toads! Day 10 of 30… can you believe it? Neither can I. There is poetry everywhere. I find it almost overwhelming. Even, if unlike many of you, I’m not participating in every April prompt. I just don’t think my bones would be able to keep up. Still, I’ve been enjoying the poetic torrent to no end. I hope the same is true for all of you.

Today, I wish us to create poetry into which we weave the titles of 3 of our own poems. Here is a very short example:

After months
want for warmth sets
and leaves me high
on spring blues.

The linked words are the titles of 3 of my poems. Your piece doesn’t need to be directly related to the 3 poems you choose to use. But if you want to add that extra challenge, then write with it! 

April isnt looking all that spring(y) in NYC… Its snowing right now.


Please, link a new poem to Mr. Linky, below. Visit other Toads. The links will remain live, so we’ll have plenty of time to read everyone’s poetic yum. Don’t forget to have a total blast!

23 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hey everyone,

Its a beautiful Sunday morning here :D sharing my poem "Aspiration" which has been inspired from three of the chosen titles from my poems ( Faith, Palm of her hand, Transition) hope you guys like it. :D

Thank you Magaly for the wonderful opportunity!!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Kerry O'Connor said...

10 days of poetry writing has been an inspiration to me! Way to go, all who have kept up, and thank you for hours of reading pleasure.

writinginnorthnorfolk.com said...

Good morning on this sunny Sunday! I had already uploaded my poem on Mr Linky when I spotted the Robert Frost quote, that chimes with my poem :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

A great idea for a prompt...bringing forward other older poems we have written.

Cara H said...

This was one of my favorite prompts. I created a new poem at poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com

brudberg said...

Great prompt... loved to search back on my own titles... I will get around later tonight when I'm back.

hedgewitch said...

This is a wonderful prompt, Magaly--I am having a hard time finding only three. We'll see if I can make it work.

Fireblossom said...

I didn't link to my source poems; I figure just one of my poems is enough to make anyone turn off the computer and quit!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Good morning, everyone. I'm so glad to see we are generally liking the prompt. I often have fun revising earlier works, so I figure it would be nice to share the delight.

@Hedgewitch, I had the same issue. Kept on changing my mind, too... which let to my writing of several lone stanzas that are currently sleeping away. ;-)

@Fireblossom, but we're are writers--we thrive under torture. ;-D

Well, I'm about to arm myself with coffee. And then... to delight in your words, everyone. ♥

Rommy said...

I...I kind of went nuts with the references LOL. You can stop reading when you hit three. I'll go get a less caffeinated beverage for the rest of my morning.

Fireblossom said...

LOL @ writers thriving under torture!

Susie Clevenger said...

Fantastic prompt! I listed the links to the poems used, but I am with Fireblossom, they are for reference not torture. lol

De said...

Love love LOVED this prompt. And I love how so many of you linked your titles to past poems. Wish I'd thought of that. ;) Amazing words, all.

little learner said...

My first time participating on "toads."
I enjoyed reading the contributions.
Thank you!

Hannah said...

Thank you!! I really appreciate the opportunity to look through some older poems...I don't ever do that!

Marilyn Cavicchia said...

Another conglomeration one for me. Some work better than others!

Outlawyer said...

Hi Magaly--thanks for cool prompt. k.

Gillena Cox said...

A very interesting prompt, i laboured over this one; and it emerged (unplanned) a double response

Good Sunday

much love...

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm so glad everybody is having as much fun. I know I've been delighting in your words--the new poems and the linked ones I've visited, too.

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Little Learner, welcome to The Garden!

consciouscacophony said...

Had some computer trouble while linking....the first link is NOT correct....sorry, not sure why it added that one.....the second one is the correct one for this prompt.....which was a super fun prompt......thank you :-)

angieinspired said...

trying to catch up. thanks for the springboard prompt. i'm diving in

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Angie, it seems you're almost here! ♥