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.


17 comments:

Marian said...

Wonderful, wonderful!
I've been thinking of my Garden friends and hoping everyone is doing well in this strange time. It will be great to be together here. I'm really excited!
Thank you for doing this, Kerry.
Love to all of you!! Always. xoxoxox Marian

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am looking forward to this time of connection in the time of disconnection!
Thank you for being here, Marian.

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

Bravo !

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Woooo hoooo!!💝 Thank you so much, Kerry 😃 I am looking forward to writing and spending time together in the Garden with others in April.💝

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Oh Kerry, you have no idea how happy I am to read this! I have missed you all so much. It's been like there's a hole in the universe. Thank you- looking forward to this.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am happy to provide the forum for those who wish to participate. This community has its place, and the time is now.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Thank you, Kerry. I have missed Toads terribly, and am looking forward to April. Yay!

Hannah said...

Much needed connection in this challenging time. Thank you, Kerry. 💓

Ellecee said...

This is wonderful, so looking forward to meeting with everyone again this year :-)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Thank goodness! I didn't know what I was going to do for Aprils from now on. This was always the place for the very best prompts, the only ones I ever wanted to use. Please come back every year!

Will the 'every 5 days' start at April 1 or April 5?

(Word lists are not my favourite kind of prompt – it's just me – which is why I don't join in with the Skylover Wordlist. But I reckon I can handle one word a day for a month, lol.)

Kerry O'Connor said...

So happy to hear from you all, friends. Yes, Hannah, it is definitely a time to reconnect!
To answer your question, Rosemary, the first post will be on 1 April, the next on 6 April and so on..
The Skylover Wordlist is not part of the RT prompts, but my own, so poems can be linked in comments over at my Skywriting blog on a daily basis from 1 April, for those who like wordlists.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I will be here in April. And I shall spread the word. Thank you, Kerry.

Old Egg said...

This should please a lot of bloggers who felt that the number of blogging sites had diminished too much this year. Thankyou!

tonispencer said...

Hip hip hooray! Glad to hear this although like Rosemary, word lists are not my favorite type prompt either. But it will be join in on the lists in April. Take care!

tonispencer said...

Great...lol

Kerry O'Connor said...

Good to know we will have a few participants. Thank you for your encouraging responses.

Take care. Stay strong.

Carrie Van Horn said...

This is wonderful news Kerry!! I may not be able to do it as much as others, but I will be delighted to participate when I can.