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.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Play It Again, Toads

Hi Friends, Margaret is very busy this week, so I am filling in to bring you her wonderful feature: Play It Again, Toads. I had fun looking back through all of the wonderful possibilities, and found three I think we will have a lot of fun with. Let's dive in!


Street Poem by Susie Clevenger


First up is Susie's Taking It To the Streets, to create some street poetry that is uplifting, like her wonderful example above.


Artist Rachel Pentergrass
Photo by Margaret Bednar


Or you might enjoy Margaret's Dolls, Revisited, from Artistic Interpretations by Margaret, taking inspiration from some marvelous dolls created by her daughter and her daughter's classmates. Choose one and tell us a story.



painting by Gerda Wegener


Another possibility is Shay's prompt at Fireblossom Friday: The Art of Gerda Wegener. Choose one of the gorgeous paintings, and take it as far as you like, remembering that Gerda's favorite model was Lili, formerly Gerda's husband, Einer, who became Lili during their marriage. (If you have seen The Danish Girl, Gerda's art will really speak to you.)

You may also browse the sidebar archive (2011 to 2016), and choose something else, if you prefer. Just let us know which prompt you are writing to.

Have fun! Then link your new poem, and take some time to enjoy the work of our fellow poets.




11 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

How can anyone say no to Taking It to the Streets with Sherry and Susie?

Yummy selection, Sherry!

Happy Saturday, everyone.

Therisa's World said...

Sherry, I found a watercolour profile that Gerda painted of Lili, in 1928, as my photo prompt, and my poem that accompanies it. Thank you, for letting me, explore more fully, Lili and Gerda's life.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for standing in Sherry. These are some of my favourite past prompts.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hi kids, just back from running errands, and will be diving in. Looking forward to reading all of the responses. Yay!

brudberg said...

I had to do Gerda... I missed it when it came and I felt that I missed out something

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Thank you for responding to the prompt, kids......each of your poems is so very beautiful, and moving.

Margaret said...

Thanks, Sherry, for stepping in and helping me. I'm traveling a few times this month and moving to the mountains - our family will finally be all under one roof again. Thanks a million.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I've been a little busy lately offline but wrote a new poem that I linked today. I wrote a poem for When Good Wishes Go Bad from 4/20/16 that I missed during April.

I hope everyone has a good week!

Hugs! Bekkie

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Bekkie, have made several tries to comment on your post, only the test comment made it thru...will keep trying, no ideas what is wrong. But I love your poem.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Sherry! I chose one of Gerda Wegener's paintings and let it speak to me.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I too liked the idea of taking it to the streets!