Friday, May 1, 2020

Real Toads Policy Statement

Detail of Art by Robert S. Connet
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After offering a platform for NaPoWriMo in April 2020, The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads will once again be closed as of May 1, 2020.
The website will, however, remain a valuable Resource Center, Archive and Library of all articles, prompts, challenges and collaborations published between July 2011 and December 2019.

Quick access to the April Play It Again! prompts is available in the right side bar.
Quick access to the final INTERVIEW between Sherry, Marian & Kerry can be found below the Featured Article.


Please be informed that copyright is reserved on all intellectual property published on site. Material may not be copied and published elsewhere without the written permission of the curator, Kerry O'Connor.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

April 2020 ~ Days 26 - 30

Welcome to Play It Again! in April 2020.


Samsara by Kerry O'Connor
@skyloverpoetry


We have reached the final stage of the prompt a day, shared from our archives to inspire poets during NaPoWriMo. Many thanks to all who participated, and especially to those who generously responded to the posts of other poets throughout the month.

Links to prompts for Days 26 - 30 can be followed below.
Please include a link back to the original post on your site if you choose to write to one of these prompts.


Day 26


Reboot, Rewind, Recycle, April 26, 2019


Day 27


The Way of Tea, April 27, 2016


Day 28


Harper Lee, April 28, 2013


Day 29


This is (almost) the end, April 29. 2018


Day 30


Bang, Whimper, Hiss, April 30, 2015




Please use the Linky provided for all poems written over the five days.


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

April 2020 ~ Days 21 - 25

Welcome to Play It Again! in April 2020.

"Pity on the Living"
Copyright Kerry O'Connor
@skyloverpoetry


The Imaginary Garden is hosting a prompt a day from our archives to inspire poets during NaPoWriMo.
Links to prompts for Days 21 - 25 can be followed below.
Please include a link back to the original post on your site if you choose to write to one of these prompts.

Day 21


Tree Mythology, April 21, 2019


Day 22


Poets of April, April 22, 2018


Day 23


The Bard, April 23. 2016


Day 24


Wild Woman: Natural Wonders, April 24, 2019


Day 25


Artistic Interpretations: Willard Asylum, April 25, 2014



Please use the Linky provided for all poems written over the five days.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

April 2020 ~ Days 16 - 20

Welcome to Play It Again! in April 2020.

IN Spring~
@skyloverpoetry



The Imaginary Garden is hosting a prompt a day from our archives to inspire poets during NaPoWriMo.
Links to prompts for Days 16 - 20 can be followed below.

Please include a link back to the original post on your site if you choose to write to one of these prompts.

Day 16


In the Remains, April 16, 2016


Day 17


Transforming Fridays with Nature's Wonders, April 17, 2015


Day 18


Encouragement, April 18, 2013


Day 19


Get Listed!, April 19, 2018


Day 20


When Good Wishes Go Bad, April 20, 2016






Please use the Linky provided for all poems written over the five days.


Saturday, April 11, 2020

April 2020 ~ Days 11 - 15

Welcome to Play It Again! in April 2020.

Blackout Poetry based on the poem Rain by Norman Nichols
@skyloverpoetry
The Imaginary Garden is hosting a prompt a day from our archives to inspire poets during NaPoWriMo.
Links to prompts for Days 11 - 15 can be followed below.
Please include a link back to the original post on your site if you choose to write to one of these prompts.

Day 11


Soviet Kitsch, April 11, 2016

Day 12


Love, April 12, 2019

Day 13


13 is Poetry, April 13, 2018

Day 14


Invisible, April 14, 2017

Day 15


Folly, April 15, 2015



Please use the Linky provided for all poems written over the five days.


Monday, April 6, 2020

April 2020 ~ Days 6 - 10

Welcome to Play It Again! in April 2020.

Copyright Kerry O'Connor
@skyloverpoetry


The Imaginary Garden is hosting a prompt a day from our archives to inspire poets during NaPoWriMo.
Links to prompts for Days 6 - 10 can be followed below.
Please include a link back to the original post on your site if you choose to write to one of these prompts.

Day 6


Speaking in the Voice of Another, April 6, 2018


Day 7


Bracelet, April 7, 2016


Day 8


L'Arora, April 8, 2018


Day 9


Words Count with Mama Zen, April 9, 2013


Day 10


The Art of Odilon Redon, April 10, 2014





Please use the Linky provided for all poems written over the 5 day period.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April 2020 ~ Days 1 - 5

Welcome to Play It Again! in April 2020.

Blackout Poetry
from Fox by Clifford Dyment
@skyloverpoetry


The Imaginary Garden will be hosting a prompt a day from our archives to inspire poets during NaPoWriMo. Links to prompts for Days 1 - 5 can be followed below. Please include a link back to the original post on your site if you choose to write to one of these prompts.

Day 1


April is for Fools and Poets, April 1, 2016

Day 2


Taking it to the Streets, April 2, 2014

Day 3


Existentialism , April 3, 2013

Day 4


Caution: Tender Buttons, April 4, 2015

Day 5


Space Time, April 5, 2017



Please use the Linky provided for all poems written over the 5 day period.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Play It Again! in APRIL 2020

Greetings to all poets, wanderers and toads!
The 30 prompts in 30 days has been one of The Imaginary Garden's signature hosting events and I have given much thought to how we can continue this tradition now that the site is no longer offering prompts and challenges.

This is an extraordinary time, not just of our lives, but also of history. never before have we been reminded of how connected we all are, no matter how far apart we may live. The buzzword is "social distancing" - we who have shared this space for a decade know that such terminology is founded only in the literal, but in all other things, is a paradox. No distance exists between 'true minds'.

Therefore, I am giving advance notice that the Toads will be PLAYING IT AGAIN! through April 2020.
Every five days, I will post links to past prompts and challenges, imagined by our legendary members, and provide one Linky for all 5 days.

Furthermore, in my solo capacity, I am sharing my Skylover Wordlist for April, with an open invitation to make use of a word a day, taken from Dylan Thomas's collection, Deaths and Entrances.

It has been a long day without you, my friends... hope to see you again.