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.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday // Soviet Kitsch

Greetings Garden Dwellers.  Welcome back to our prompt-a-day parade here at Real Toads. Today, I’m embracing the spirit of my usual Out of Standard by making my first ever appearance on a Monday. So let’s dig in, shall we....

SOVIET KITSCH

Every Monday starts the same for me, longing to be on a fantastical voyage of some sort rather than making the slog into the office for another week of soul crushing office work.  So I am bringing you all the most fantastical images I could dredge up from wiki commons.....by which I mean amazing posters from Sci-Fi movies in the soviet union.   

Use as many of the below images to write a poem.  If none of these images strike your fancy, feel free to use another Sci Fi movie poster that you find online.  

KEEP IN MIND 

Like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme.  


So go now, my muddy buddies, and bring us back something shiny and new...









  

15 comments:

brudberg said...

I might use the only Soviet SF movie I ever watched (and where I read the book). Solaris by Andrei Tarkovski... This poster is pretty cool too... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solaris_(1972_film)#/media/File:Solyaris_ussr_poster.jpg

We actually saw the film as part of our studies in Philosophy back in school.

Cara H said...

I just wanted to say I truly love this sort of thing. If there is an afterlife (meh, there is, it would be too easy to just die and not have to stress any more) I will spend it exploring other planets!
Sorry to hear that you have a soul destroying job. Such a thing is bad for anyone, but it's like adding insult to injury for a creative personality, I feel.

Gemma Wiseman said...

O help...Just saw the first comment...I too have done Solaris...Just liked the sound of this film...

brudberg said...

Gemma, I love that you thought Solaris to be nice to do... your perspective is probably entirely different.

Hannah said...

Very cool Izzy! Thank you!

Adam said...

I took the weekend off but am glad to be back. This is such a fun prompt!

telltaletherapy said...

(trying for the 3rd time to leave a comment - is it a blogger/wordpress thing?!) - Did not think I could do this one but glad I gave it a try - an unsual prompt to get the creative juices slathering

wkkortas said...

Once I get to a place where my firewall does not hate Mr. Linky with the passion of a thousand suns, I will post my effort, which is kinda sorta relevant to the prompt, so you have been warned.

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh, I love this! I went totally silly with this one, with a pinch of social commentary. :)

De said...

Fun stuff, Izzy. Thank you!

Ashley Barnett said...

I've never seen a soviet sci fi! And now I feel like I'm missing out! What a fun prompt.

Marilyn Cavicchia said...

A fun prompt! I wrote what may be my first persona poem for this month, which is something I usually do quite often. I love these posters.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Nice to descend into playful nonsense!

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is wonderful Izy. I will definitely be coming back to it soon.

angieinspired said...

Late, as usual...but I couldn't get this space lady image out of my brain:)