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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday Platform: NaPoWriMo Style

Hello Poets and Poetry lovers! It's the first Tuesday of NaPoWriMo. Since Tuesdays are usually open mic night here at the Toads, you can certainly feel free to pop in with a poetic direction of your own choosing (though in the spirit of NaPoWriMo, I'd ask that it be a new piece). But if you feel you need for some direction, feel free to take some inspiration from the following musical piece:



Stop by your fellow toad's virtual lily pads to see what they have to share. Like what you see there? Start a conversation.

18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Woo hoo! Alice Merton is dropping it like it's hot! never heard her music before but I'm sold.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Alas, the video is unavailable here, even when I go to YouTube. But the idea of roots / no roots plus the idea of three gave me something.

Kerry O'Connor said...

The beauty of this April festival of poetry is that I never have a clue what I may write each time I sit down at my computer. I just follow the red thread through the maze.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I chose to respond to the song 'No Roots' by Alice Merton 💜 Phew! Day 3! Happy Tuesday everyone 🍹

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Kerry; Yes I know exactly what you mean! It's so exciting!💜

Marian said...

Oh my goodness, Blogger and Google Drive are giving me so much trouble! I'll never make it through April if this persists. Argh

Jim said...

I wrote mine late last night using my smart phone, an old Galaxy 5. I topped it of using my iPad this morning. When I get back to my computer I may finish it a bit but probably not make many word choice changes.
The picture might be better placed at the bottom but I can't do that without a lot of trouble using my iPad.
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willow_switches said...

Thanks Rommy for another amazing prompt for 30/30! Great song too - has just that jive to get one moving along with day and (hopefully) some inspiration.
Happy Tuesday and 30/30 everyone!

marilyncavicchia.com said...

Excited about this one because I heard the song for the first time recently while on the road to see my dad where he lives now, after he emptied out the last place he lived with my late mother (our last family home) and moved in with his new partner in another state. The DJ said Alice Merton moved around a lot as a kid, and so did I -- so it feels like a bit of an anthem. I have a friend who also moved a lot and said she had that same reaction to it.

brudberg said...

Goodday ... not writing more than usual, still thought I'd join the frenzy today.

Frank J. Tassone said...

Hi, Toads! Thanks, Rommey! Enjoy NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo2018, everybody!

Toni Spencer said...

Happy Tuesday to all. I actually removed the sound card from my computer because sound distracts me so. I could listen on my smart phone but... I can't believe it is day 3 of Nannerneener and I am going to submit a poem. It is one I have been working on for a bit so it is new but it is old. I am looking forward to dropping the pome and reading the others later today. Yeehaw....it's Tuesday!

L C Folks said...

Love the song - a challenge for me as today's prompt. Happy :-)

Gillena Cox said...

Nice music video. Happy Tuesday

much love...

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh, I love this song! My poem came straight from listening to it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

@LC & Helen Patrice
I am unable to leave a comment but I enjoyed the reading of both poems.

L C Folks said...

This prompt is a huge challenge for me,,but I am up to it :-) I think.
Thank you for your creative voice

Rommy said...

@Helen Patrice - I wanted to leave a comment, but it isn't a terribly straightforward process. I don't know if the song provided inspiration for your piece, but it certainly fit the song. Trauma to the roots can certainly effect the way a plant will bloom.