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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.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Get Listed: July Edition

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Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone:
No flower of her kindred,
No rose-bud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.(read full poem here)

- Thomas Moore

Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. As Summer sets in I'm reminded of poems by the Irish Poet, Thomas Moore. His poem "The Last Rose Of Summer" is a favorite of mine. He wrote it in 1805, while staying at Jenkins-town Park in County Kilkenny, Ireland, where he was said to have been inspired by a specimen of Rosa 'Old Blush.'

For this 'Get Listed' edition I want you guys to come up with your own brief creation. Please keep your poems under 100 words. Choose one of the word groups (using all four words) that fits best with the mood/theme/personality of your poem.

    • consider                   breathe                anguish                 dreams                   thicken
    • pale                           rain                       deep                      softly                        path
    • sun                            loss                      mind                      rose                          ebony
    • leaves                       orchid                    sky                       image                       grass

    Choose your own form or write in free verse if preferred. I look forward to what you guys come up with. Make sure to check out our Red- Letter Day post which marks the anniversary of our blogsite below this prompt and leave your thoughts there. Lastly, please visit others and remember to comment on their poems. Have fun!🌹

    12 comments:

    Fireblossom said...

    These words pretty much demand a love poem. Mine is.

    Kerry O'Connor said...

    An excellent choice of words. Thank you, Sanaa. I've had a busy week but hope to play, even if mine is a slightly late entry.

    Kim Russell said...

    I enjoyed the poemy ou chose for inspiration, Sanaa.

    Susie Clevenger said...

    Thanks for the word list. Mine was sort of a love poem. :)

    Sanaa Rizvi said...

    Thank you so much for writing to the prompt everyone!💞

    Vivian Zems said...

    A great selection of words, Sanaa! I’m so sorry to be late for this😩

    Sanaa Rizvi said...

    @Vivian; It's never too late to write at the garden!💞

    Linda Lee Lyberg said...

    Sanaa- Just saw this- working on something now! Fantastic prompt by the way. :-)

    Margaret said...

    I plan on participating and will most likely post here and on Tuesday's Platform. Thanks for the challenge.

    Sanaa Rizvi said...

    @Linda; Yay!💞 Heading over to read you!☕

    @Margaret; That's great!💞 Looking forward to it!☕

    Margaret said...

    Playing WAY late but will visit and comment here in the morning AND will post on Tuesday Platform. Thanks for the words :)

    Sanaa Rizvi said...

    @Margaret; Heading over to read you!💞☕