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, April 7, 2016

Bits of Inspiration ~ Bracelet ~ NaPoWriMo 2016 ~ Day 7

Hello everyone! It is day 7 of April poetry. It is a wonderful/chaotic time. I will keep today's prompt simple. Write a poem about a bracelet. My quotes are for inspiration, but you aren't limited to them. Let your muse lead. Please write a new poem, share it on Mr. Linky, and then visit your fellow poets.

Issac's servant trying the bracelet on Rebecca's arm
Benjamin West ~ 1775


I curl up, make myself smaller, try to disappear entirely. Wrapped in silence, I slide my bracelet that reads 'mentally disoriented' around and around my wrist. Suzzane Collins

Procrastination is the best action against putting an ankle bracelet on future. Mehmet Murat lldan

She was so evidently the victim of the civilization which had produced her, that the links of her bracelet seemed like manacles chaining her to her fate.
Edith Wharton

Our domestic Napoleons, too many of them, give flattery, bonnets and bracelets to women, and everything else but - justice ... Fanny Fern

Good memories are like charms...Each is special. You collect them, one by one, until one day you look back and discover they make a long, colorful bracelet. James Patterson

19 comments:

Edward said...

Posted an abstract bracelet poem about being in service to my trespasses of apathy...Thanks for having a needed prompt...

brudberg said...

Great prompt for a sevenling... and now I'm almost on track despite starting late. My 6th poem so far.

grapeling said...

well Susie, hope I didn't stray too many universes away from your prompt ~

Gemma Wiseman said...

I just added an 's' to the prompt and ran with a kyrielle sonnet. I am really trying to experiment with different poetry forms and styles while I have some Easter holidays to squander. Next week will probably be a different story.

Marian said...

Good one, Susie! Thank you.

Outlawyer said...

Hey Susie, thanks. k.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hey everyone,

Phew! this was one heck of a challenge. Sharing my poem "The Bracelet" hope you guys like it. Thank you Susie for the lovely bits of inspiration.

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Hannah said...

Just a short bit of an offering today but thank you for the great bit of inspiration, Susie. :)

hedgewitch said...

Amazingly, I wrote another one--I can't thank you enough, Susie, for providing the inspiration.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Off to work, kids, will finish making the rounds this afternoon........

Linda C. Folks said...

Thanks, Susie, I will have a little fun with this one :-)

De said...

Had fun with this. Thank you, Susie! :)
Happy Poeming all month long, y'all!

Phil Slade said...

Thaa's one heck of a challenge for someone that doesn't know a poem froma verse.

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Susie Clevenger said...

My thanks to each of you. I am humbled to be part of such incredible talent in the garden and those who stop by to share their work. I am blessed.

Jim said...

Who'd a thunk that someone would come with the word, 'Bracelet?'
Susie (oops!) would. It was a fun write, thank you.
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Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

This revived a special memory. I combined it with the dVerse sevenlings prompt.

Adam said...

This one took me to an unexpected place that I needed to go. Thanks!

Marilyn Cavicchia said...

I wrote a very ambivalent bracelet poem today, combined with the Poetic Asides prompt, Urban ____. There are beautiful things I want to say about cities and about my city, but I'm not feeling those things at the moment. Maybe some of it is just the weather!