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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Virtue or Vice

For today's prompt I would like you to consider virtues and vices, or more specifically the Seven Deadly Sins or the Seven Heavenly Virtues. The Seven Deadly Sins are Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride. The Seven Heavenly Virtues are Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness and Humility. Your poem must include at least one of the names of the Virtues or Vices (and I know several of you will be tempted to use more than one - that's Pride right there).


As always, this poem should be new for this prompt. Be sure to visit your fellow Toads to see what they have created.

17 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

Nice prompt and music too


much love...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

You think that's Pride? It could be Greed! (Maybe THIS is Pride, LOL.) I know exactly which two I'll choose. Better go and write the poem now. (Grin)

Kim Russell said...

I love the prompt, Rommy, and I've linked up a poem. which is true to life. Another busy day which starts in the next half an hour, so I will run and be back later to read and comment - have to do the same for Tuesday Platform. Catching up is hard to do... sorry, that was breaking up. :)

brudberg said...

Very busy but will try to write something during the day or later today. I will most likely focus on vices as they are more interesting. Soon time for a gluttony break

Rommy said...

@ Gilena - thanks!
@Rosemary - unleash that wicked side!
@Kim - I know how tough it can be to play catch up! In the meanwhile I shall enjoy your piece.
@Bjorn - *snicker* I'm of a similar mind. I look forward to seeing what you'll do with it.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Rommy!­čĺť Sharing my poem "The Perfumed Breath of Lust." Can't wait to read what others have written. Day 25!Phew!☕

Kerry O'Connor said...

I expect many a yummy offering from this prompt, Rommy.

Anonymous said...

stumbling towards day 30.

Rommy said...

@Sanaa - Thanks for playing along
@Kerry - As am I, and there have been some stellar offerings so far
@Paul - NaPoWriMo is boot camp for poets. Keep up the fighting spirit!

Vivian Zems said...

Another great prompt,Rommy!

Toni Spencer said...

Thank you for this super prompt Rommy! I've listed four of the seven vices but they are all in this poem. I am looking forward to reading the poems coming forth from this prompt!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Just finished and linked mine. I think I went off the deep end. Lol! It was a fun prompt. Have a good hump and I'll be around to read in the next few days. Gotta an appointment now. Hugs!

Frank J. Tassone said...

Evening, lilly dwellers! Thanks, Rommy, for this naughty-and-nice prompt! :) I blended a few prompts in this one, LOL!

Kim Russell said...

Apologies to everyone for failing to read any poems for the last couple of days but I am struggling to even post a poem at the moment. Hopefully normality will be resumed by the weekend.

Rommy said...

@Vivian - thanks!
@Toni - I figured people would have fun seeing how much they could reasonably fit into a piece.
@Bekkie - NaPoWriMo is a good time to experiment with going off the deep end a little. You never know what might come up.
@ Frank - blending prompts works for me!
@Kim - It happens. NaPoWriMo is rough. Hosts have to work to keep up with all the posts too, so I certainly understand being a couple of days behind.

willow_switches said...

Thanks for hosting Rommy - definitely lots to play with here - a whole plate load of delicious - oh wait! that's gluttony and greed! LOL -

I'm late, late late posting, and reading, but nonetheless, for those who wander in a dazed haze ....

Happy weekend (it's Friday as I post this, in N.A.) so yup, slothing along.

Rommy said...

@Willow - No worries! I'm glad to read what you've written.