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, September 3, 2016

Flash 55 PLUS!

Greetings to all poets and friends!
It is time for the Flash 55 Challenge in the month of September. 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.

Golden Fishes in the Dark Sea
© Twins Seven Seven (2006)
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PLUS! 

For the OPTIONAL EXTRA part of this challenge, I invite you to consider the artworks of the Nigerian painter, sculptor and musician known as Twins Seven Seven. Born Prince Taiwo Olaniyi Oyewale-Toyeje Oyelale Osuntoki (3 May 1944 – 16 June 2011) in Ogidi, Kogi State, Nigeria, Twins Seven Seven is best known for his paintings in the Naive Art or Primitivism style. His work is influenced by traditional Yoruba mythology and culture, and creates a fantastic universe of humans, animals, plants and Yoruba gods.
You may peruse his work on WikiArt.Org.
Please Note: If you upload a painting which is protected by copyright, it is best to cite Fair Use Principles:

  • It is a historically significant artwork 
  • The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes 
  • The image is readily available on the internet 
  • The image is a low resolution copy of the original artwork and is unsuitable for commercial use


11 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

I just spent quite a bit of time delighting in Twins Seven Seven's artwork. Love his use of color and the texture of his work. Thank you for introducing me to another great artist, Kerry.

Happiest Saturday, everyone!

brudberg said...

I did love the artwork... but I had to browse around quite a bit before finding the one that fitted my words today... Happy Weekend to you all.

angieinspired said...

I like his baby naming ceremony. Such is my title

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

No doubt the artwork was exciting. But not so much as – well, you'll see.

hedgewitch said...

Thanks for the introduction to Twins Seven Seven's work, Kerry, and for hosting. His paintings are much more full of light than my words, I'm afraid, but thanks for the nudge to write, anyway.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I hope we're allowed two! I started playing with an idea, and there was no stopping me.

Gillena Cox said...

Nice, fits a bit of my recent doodling too

much love...

writinginnorthnorfolk.com said...

I'm so glad I checked back - I didn't see this prompt on Saturday and I love the artwork! I love them all and had trouble choosing, but continued with the dream theme I started with this morning! Thanks for sharing the images!

baili said...

just amazing ,i think never saw a such beautiful fish before ,you are very talented dear

Kerry O'Connor said...

Gillena, I was unable to reach your blog with this link. Please repost if you read this.

Outlawyer said...

Hey Kerry--I am so late to this party may post in open link as well, but am having a hard time visiting/responding right now so may just leave only posted here! k.