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.

Friday, April 1, 2016

April is for Fools and Poets

Welcome to April in the Imaginary Garden! We will be celebrating Poetry Month by offering prompts each and every day, supporting and encouraging all poets who want to attempt writing 30 poems in April or any fraction thereof. Enjoy!

Naturally, today’s prompt to kick us off is... FOOL

I am two fools, I know,
     For loving, and for saying so
         In whining poetry--

(John Donne, The Triple Fool)

Write about being a fool or being fooled, not being fooled again, or foolin’ around, All Fools’ Day, fool’s gold, foolish behavior, foolish words, fool me twice, you fool!

Ready, set, go! We can do this, no foolin’ neither.

20 comments:

grapeling said...

well, good luck to all the fools. I'm swamped with work, physically challenged, and so of course a poem a day is *exactly* what I need. but what the heck. cheers! ~ M

Cara H said...

I composed something foolish at poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com
Sorry I can't do a proper Linky. I am on my phone tonight and it's a slow and horrible process.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Deep breath... take the plunge....

I hope to complete 15 poems this month, when I doubt I have written 15 poems this year. Each one will be an achievement, an exercise in discipline and a bit of fun.

Gemma Wiseman said...

It's about time I joined in some writing challenges. Been awhile.

Marian said...

I added your link, Cara... hope that's okay!

We can do this! I always whine about how busy I am and figure I can't do it, but somehow I always do. I figure this year to be no different, so COMMENCE WHINING NOW. xoxox Happy Poetry Month, friends!! Marian

Linda C. Folks said...

Haven't done any challenges for awhile, looking for a month of fun, checking in with the toads again :-)

Adam said...

Hi All! My name is Adam and I just posted a link to my blog, ForeverBurningLights. Marian recommended I join in on the fun; I look forward to it!

-Adam

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh what fun to be doing this again!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

PS The link for Ellecee doesn't seem to work.

Outlawyer said...

Hey All! I am in such a kind of low place at the moment but really hoping to be recharged and re-focused! So trying! I posted my over long prompt for both yesterday's and today, hoping to great credit for today. I'll put up prompt for tomorrow soon. k.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hello everyone,

Hope you're having a wonderful week so far, sharing my poem "Palaver." Hope you guys like it. Thank you Marian for the gorgeous prompt.

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I always challenge myself with April because in late winter, my Muse goes into hibernation. Time to kick it into gear. Thankfully some words came this morning. Am going to Tofino today, but will have my tablet with me, so will keep up as best I can, between beach walks and sunsets! Smiles.

Susie Clevenger said...

I am leaping into the challenge. (There has been some grumbling.) Looking forward to reading some fabulous poetry this month!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I have removed the faulty link for Ellecee. Please relink if you return and find it is gone.

ccchampagne said...

Full of enthusiasm, as always on the first day (can't believe I haven't really written in a year!). Brilliant prompt (rarely disappointed by the toads), so hope it's OK if I join in.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Of course, CC Champagne. All are welcome. The more make for a merrier April.

Marilyn Cavicchia said...

Truth: Mine was based on the prompt from Poetic Asides, but ... the prompt over there was "fool," too, so I thought it would be OK to link here today. :)

Hannah said...

Thank you, for the excellent foolish kick-off!! :)

Debi Swim said...

I can't open Brendon's at all and I can't post a comment on Cara's and possibly Terisa (hope it took - those two I read and really enjoyed them ladies.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I'm in this month as much as I can be and getting a late start as I caught the terrible flu that's been going around. I'm just starting to be able to think again it really wipes one out. Glad to be back I'll try and keep up as I've been looking forward to this. Can't wait to read all the great poems. Hugs!