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, August 12, 2017

Weekend Mini-Challenge: Out of Your Own Words

Greetings, dear Toads. I hope your day is dancing with words and wonder. I have been doing a lot of editing these last few weeks. And as I reread my work, many lines have stayed with me… whispering to the muse, asking to be written into more.

Today’s prompt sprouted out of those thoughts. I invite you to write a new poem that begins with a line out of your own words. The line can come from a poem, a story, a blog entry, a social media post… Origin doesn’t matter, as long as the words belong to you, and you have published them on a public platform before today. Please add a link to the piece that birthed the line.  
  
detail from this painting, by Magic Love Crow

 Feed the link to your new poem to Mr. Linky.
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17 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Happiest Saturday, my dear Toads. I can't wait to see what you has sprouted out of your own words... ;-)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Magaly❤️ I chose to recreate the magic of 'Looking for a reason' ..which in turn brought a lot of cherished memories. Happy Weekend, everyone!❤️

Gillena Cox said...

Luv this prompt, nice art too; will be back to link in

much love..

Toni Spencer said...

An excellent prompt. We need to give more weight to our own words and yes, to recycle some of the lines! thank you.

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Sanaa and Gillena, I am so glad you enjoyed the prompt. I've delighted in your contributions.

@Toni, Who better than us to continue nurturing our words, right? :-)

Jim said...

I think that this prompt will be fun, Magaly. But I hurried through it and don't really like what I finished with. I may change out tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what the others come up with.
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Martin Kloess said...

Sorry, I have nothing to offer but my support.
Thank you, Magaly.

Outlawyer said...

I have done kind of a variation, Magaly. Thanks for cool prompt. k.

Jim said...

I saw the light, a small one and mellowed my writing.
Sorry for putting those who read worse and thanks for
tolerating me.
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Kim Russell said...

I'm a bit late coming to this superb prompt, so I won't read until I've posted. I'm still deciding which line to choose...

Carrie Van Horn said...

Awesome prompt Magaly...I love it!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Cool prompt, kiddo. I managed to churn forth a few awkward lines. My Muse is on summer vacation, but I figure she has earned a rest, lol.

Susie Clevenger said...

I revisited an old poem and wrote a new direction. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Jim, No need for apologies. We are living hard days, and it shows in the words. We have to let it out somehow, don't we?

@Martin, Your support is appreciated. Always. I shall go surfing around your cyber-home to see what's brewing. ;)

@K, The eyes in your painting are still so vivid in my mind. I really like what you did...

@Kim, I've been a tad late making rounds myself (I'm packing for vacation), so the lateness was nearly appreciated, lol! And I LOVE your leaf.

@Carrie, Thank you for dancing with me!

@Sherry, What is this "awkward" you speak of? I completely adore your poem.

@Susie, I'm still enchanted by your lock. I shall send the link to a friend.

Margaret said...

Returned from my vacation and playing catch up. Wrote to Out of Standard and will write to this for the Tuesday Platform most likely. Will be posting late - but thanks for the prompt. :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Margaret, you just ended your vacation and I just started mine. So, we shall both be playing catch up. I'm very bad at altering my rituals, so even on vacation I need to write when I wake up and read what others have written before going to be. I shall read you later tonight. :-)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Everyone, thanks sooo much for your words!