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, November 9, 2011
Sorry for the delay, between appointments, then Firefox kept shutting down on me. It has been an interesting day. Today, I discovered an idea that I thought would make an interesting poetry prompt. Suzan Stoddard is an Interior Designer and Organizer. She was recently featured in "Where Women Create" magazine. I found Suzan's idea intriguing. "When organizing I often discover small items that are disjointed". She suggests taking a container, a bowl and place a variety of special finds to be discovered. Objects that might tell a story. Gather up favorite small items, photos, etc. and arrange in a container, set in a location where they will be noticed. See what stories they conjure up. I thought this might be fun to do for a poem. I just made a tiny memory bowl. You can make up your own bowl or use the photos I have listed. Whatever works for you; it will be fun to see what you come up with. I would love to see photos of your memory bowls, if you care to share. Think of all the possibilities~