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, September 8, 2016

Out of Standard - Fire from a Different Sun

Image copyrighted: Isadora Gruye Photography.  Reprint only with permission.



Greetings Garden Dwellers and welcome to the Out of Standard, where I set before you a challenge to defy the conventions of a particular theme and find new places in the everyday. 

As friends in northern hemisphere are entering the colder, darker months of autumn and winter, friends in the southern hemisphere are heading toward the hot summer months. That is why today’s challenge will focus on the heat that sustains us in the winter and that we celebrate in the summer. Only......there is a catch.

FIRE FROM A DIFFERENT SUN

The challenge - write a poem about a fire that doesn’t come from flames or the sun.  Bonus points awarded for those who are able to avoid using the words “fire” “flames” or any fiery imagery.  


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... 


12 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

I'm first. That's a rare sighting. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Jim said...

Things are brewing here, turn up the fire for more heat!! I liked the prompt, right away I thought of 'Spontaneous Combustion', where a human bursts into flames for no apparent reason. Common in 18th and 19th Century literature.
I'm sorry about the bad link on the first Mr. Linky entry. It seemed to work when I posted it, but must have been a fluke. I wrote and posted this at the Gymnasium where we had taken our granddaughter, KP, for her after school second education. She is getting pretty good. Soccer practice tomorrow, game Saturday. I feel like I'm a "Soccer Mom."
After coming home, bedtime snacks and getting KP into bed and asleep I added the picture and gave credit to my son, Tim, for the picture.
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writinginnorthnorfolk.com said...

I thought this was going to be tricky at first, as I am trying to stick to 'micro' poetry for a couple of months, while I complete an online course. But all I had to do was look out of the window and I knew what to write!

brudberg said...

Great one... this one took me in a direction I had not thought of... love to avoid those fire words.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love this idea, Izy. You always make us think outside the box.

Mama Zen said...

Not sure I really answered the prompt, but I'm up.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

It occurs to me, I could also have written about North Korea's messing with another kind of fire. But I wrote about Standing Rock, and a peoples' inner fire.

Margaret said...

My 8 year old came home from school with a fever today and I've been nursing him. Got the call from school right when I was sitting down to catch up on poetry here - hoping to get up early in the quiet of Saturday morning and visit here and be productive. Great prompt!

jabblog said...

I enjoyed this prompt and knew immediately where I would go with it. I'm looking forward to reading others' contributions.

angieinspired said...

A strange fire? okay then. I've got something like that.

Gillena Cox said...

One good thing about this open linky, posting even though the prompt baton has been passed

A good weekend

much love...

Risa said...

This was a nice challenge! Just happened upon your blog through georgeplacepoetry.

I cooked up a little haiku for this challenge. :)