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.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Aspire

Good day, Toads!

To close out 2017 on a high note, I'm happy to introduce one of my favourite new artists:


Who could not love this wonderful, quirky, inspiring woman and her message? Enjoy!



Links for your further reading and listening pleasure!


WATCH * LISTEN * BE INSPIRED * WRITE


12 comments:

Jim said...

Getting set for more and better. Growth, the American way. I'm looking forward to reading the others, there ideas. I'm in a down mood perhaps, by my writing but really I feel great.
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Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Marian!💞 I wrote a dark poem. Happy Thursday, everyone!💞

Jim said...

Getting set for more and better. Growth, the American way. I'm looking forward to reading the others, their ideas. I'm in a down mood perhaps, by my writing but really I feel great.
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Helen said...

Thank you for the introduction to this delightful artist!

brudberg said...

Loved the prompt. For me this was a new artist, but such a wonderful singer and loved the text and the NPR concert particularly...

Made me write something very lighthearted actually.

Vivian Zems said...

Hi Marian, a great artist you chose there. My poem is a mixture of hope...and not.Have a great new year!

Marian said...

Hello, everyone! Wow, so many responses already, how wonderful... I'll be around in a bit to read all of your poems and am very glad for your enjoyment of DeQn Sue. She's awesome. Happy New Year!!! xo M.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Cool prompt. I have actually lived this song - twice. LOL.

Susie Clevenger said...

I love her Marian! I actually chose another song of hers for inspiration. Thanks!

Toni Spencer said...

Happy New Year! I have reworked an old poem. I hope it suffices!

Toni Spencer said...

To amend my comment above, I didn't get much from the song to be honest. I guess I'm not hip or something. But I was inspired to hope before this. sorry. I'm half deaf and don't always "get" the lyrics of new songs. But I have heartily enjoyed the poems inspired by this prompt!

Frank J. Tassone said...

Good Evening, Poets! Thank you, Marian, for such an aspirational post! I enjoyed the song, and it reminded me of this haibun I posted at dVerse a month ago.