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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, October 7, 2017

Camera FLASH!

Greetings to all poets!
Last month, the wonderful poet whom we all know as Hedgewitch, started a weekly Friday 55 at Verse Escape, in honour of its creator, Galen Hayes. We kept up the tradition here at the Imaginary Garden, but I feel it has moved to its rightful home.

In its place, I will now be offering a single image prompt on the first weekend of every month. The challenge is wide open.

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by Thomas Eakins (1910)
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Here is our first photograph: What could they possibly be hauling out of the ocean?



13 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oops! This posted a bit early. My apologies. I scheduled it weeks ago and must have made an error with the time. I guess it gives everyone time to let the picture sink in.

brudberg said...

This is a good image.... I will get back with a poem very soon. Love that it posted early.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks so much for the photo! I love the idea of letting a photo speak.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you for the fabulous picture prompt, Kerry!💕 I found that it helped me ponder and the words came easily.

Toni Spencer said...

OOps. the wrong link posted. Could someone please remeove my link from #8. I swear, my puter is crazyfied lately.

paulscribbles said...

Stared at the picture for what seemed like days. Got nothing. Found something ;)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Toni: Don't worry I took care of it💕

hedgewitch said...

Thanks for the lovely compliment Kerry. As you know, my muse is often hiding somewhere in the dark these days, but this is a compelling picture, indeed, and I will keep it in mind for the next time a fit of writing strikes. A great idea for a monthly challenge also--the link between the visual and the imagination is potent and alive.

Marian said...

Nice one, Kerry. Sometimes I have trouble with photo/image prompts but I shall challenge myself to try them!

Isadora Gruye said...

As a late in the weekend poster, I was able to read everyone else's post to inform mine. Great work everyone, and Kerry thanks for providing the image that provided the inspirado!

Jazzbumpa said...

At 18th place, I suppose I'm last.

Some dark turns in the entries I read. I took it a different way.

namaste
JzB

Vivian Zems said...

Hi guys! Sorry, I came in rather late. I've just posted mine. I look forward to reading 19 other works..yay!! :)

roth phallyka said...

Love that it posted early.


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