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.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Flash 55 PLUS!

Greetings to all poets and friends!
It is time for this month's Flash 55 Challenge. The rules of this prompt have not changed: Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.

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PLUS!



For the OPTIONAL EXTRA part of this challenge, I invite you to consider The Classics in whichever form appeals to you: NovelsMusicArt. I have used the term loosely in these examples, but if you prefer to kick it old school, then here is information regarding the Greek and Roman Classics.



21 comments:

raivenne.com said...

My first time posting a Flash 55 here. I have no idea why this inspired me to tilt at windmills so quickly, but it did. And here you have it.

Cara H said...

Still on my tablet. I have a creation for today's prompt at poetry of the netherworld.blogspot.com

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a challenge...turning a Flash 55 into a poem...Loved it.


Gemma Wiseman said...

Apologies... For some reason, I am finding my comments on Wordpress blogs seem to disappear. Just happened again with Raivenne's post...

Adam said...

Hope I got the prompt right! Enjoyed writing the response regardless :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Now responses to Kim and Adam have disappeared too. I think I'll just respond to Blogger blogs...Apologies again.

Outlawyer said...

Fun challenge, Kerry. K.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Cara, the link you gave me takes me to a 2012 page and I can't find the post you mean to be linked up here. Please paste the URL of the poem your want linked and I'll happily do so.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Gemma, Just to let you know, I can see your comment on Raivenne's post.

Linda C. Folks said...

I am not very "versed" in the classics so I have chosen a more recent book for my first attempt at Flash 55 Plus and our third day of NaPoWriMo

Susie Clevenger said...

Fantastic challenge Kerry!

Susie Clevenger said...

Adam, I can't see your blog. When I hit the link it says it cannot be displayed.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Susie, I was able to visit Adam's site.

Marian said...

55, light on the classics, from me. April, so far, so good!

grapeling said...

hey all y'all, back a bit later. always love a 55... ~

Marilyn Cavicchia said...

I did a combination of this one and the prompt over at Poetic Asides (Three ___), and -- a bit of a stretch -- to write on the general subject of attention all this month.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha, for once I wrote a short poem and thought it might work for flash 55. But when I counted the words, there were only 25-ish, and I didnt want to clutter it up with 30 more.....this rather astounds me, wordy as I am. Smiles. Enjoying all of yours to the max though!

Margaret said...

So funny. Cant wait to read these and revisit and try my hand at it at a later date... on a mini weekend getaway with the kids...

Other Mary said...

Great prompt! I'll have to read all these lovely poems in the morning. G'night all.

Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil said...

Ah. this was delightful! I completely abandoned all hope of thinking about actual literary/poetic classics. My Emily Dickenson went all to the Dickens. But anyway... Love y'all! Amy

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I'm finally feeling better! I thought I'd be sick forever! Lol! Now that I am better spring is back on my mind so I wrote about it. I didn't do the Plus part but I did the 55 with "Spring Forth." I'm trying to do a prompt a day but not sure I'll get them all done. I will be around to read just give me some time. Have a good week Toads! Hugs!