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, January 27, 2018

Weekend Mini-Challenge: Art with Me

I believe in the power of words.

Writing and reading poetry and stories do things for me that no other activity (or person) could ever do. I can lose my Self… and find her again in the right tale. A poem is a kiss and a hug and a secret and… a gentle smack on the back of the head that reminds me that no one can be without thinking and doing (I enjoy being). A story is, well… a story is everything (to me).

I love words in the same way a mad soul adores her obsession. I keep the sweetest and darkest verbs close to my heart, value hurt-filled nouns, respect the danger that burns in adjectives that jump out of enraged tongues to do nothing but break (and unbreak) speaker and subject alike.

Im convinced that creating and sharing poetry and certain stories (and other arts) can be a way towards healing. Yes, my dear Toads, I am that crazy writer lady, the one always saying, “Write it out. Trust me. Words will help.” I believe so many things about the art of shaping feelings and living into words, so many things… 

For today’s prompt, I invite you to write a new poem that explores one or three (even thirteen) things you believe words can do for you and others.

 feel free to repost my blackout bit


Feed the direct link to your new poem to Mr. Linky.
Visit other Toads.
Art with words… and delight in the pleasure.


14 comments:

angie reinspired said...

Magaly, I am write with you as a mad word lady. I saw an interview on Trevor Noah's show that encapsulated one author saying the future of African American men had everything to do with reading words! It was so impactful, I'm going to have to review exactly what he said! Thanks for the prompt and your art:)

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I'm with you on this, Magaly! You'll see when you read my link. I enjoyed this prompt. This won't be the only thing I write today either. Have a nice Saturday everyone!

Gillena Cox said...

Yes words are powerful tools. Happy Saturday everyone. Thanks for a awesome prompt Magaly

much love...

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Angie, I'm with you write back. ;-D

@Bekkie, Bring it on!

@Gillena, May your Saturday be wondrous.

brudberg said...

I wrote this just before bedtime... I hope I can sleep my cold away... this is a favorite topic of mine... another manifesto I think.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Words lead us on amazing journeys!

Fireblossom said...

Honestly I'm trying NOT to write right now, just a lil armadiller in a ball, but i couldn't skip yours.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I think we're all word-lovers here. And yes, they're magic!
I always love your words and pictures.

Kerry O'Connor said...

The power of words and the power of love... Those two things, when all else fails.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Well you know I can't resist wielding the power of words! Happy Weekend, everyone!💞

sarah said...

Excellent prompt. Thank you.

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Bjorn, I hope your cold disappeared while you slept.

@Fireblossom, I am so glad you wrote. Your poem rocks.

@Rosemary, Oh yes, we are. And thank you. :-)

@Kerry, Love and words are great companions (and refuge).

@Sanaa, Words won't be denied! :-)

@Sarah, Thank you.

WildChild47 said...

wonderful idea - timeless prompting - as malleable as any mood - which makes this fun to consider and then all the delicious reading .... thanks for the amazing idea :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Thanks for art(ing) with me, everyone. <3