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, January 25, 2018

Get Listed: Landslide Month

January resolutions may be fading, but it is still the month of new beginnings. Coincidentally, today is my husband's birthday. So over at our house we'll enjoy the cake of choice from his boyhood --yellow cake with peanut butter icing and a grape jelly filling. A glass of milk is required to wash it down. Yum!

For today's prompt I'll provide the word list ingredients for your poem referring to either new beginnings or a birthday (happy or sad or in-between). I'm not looking for an ingredient poem about baking a cake! I'll be full-up on dessert anyway. I want to feast on the words you insert into your new creation on newness itself, or on a special celebration you are looking forward to, or a milestone memory you recall about a loved one.

Mudslide, landslide, red velvet, carrot.... there are so many ways to mix goodness into your poem. Choose all four words from ONE of these word lists to build your new poem:

 solace                         trace                              pause                              over
 inwardness                sweat                             reflect                             beginning
 need                          forgiveness                    unfolding                        back
 thanks                       weight                            years                               ahead

I look forward to reading and savouring your respective slices of life. Also enjoy this musical inspiration from Stevie Nicks.

 

19 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Angie!💞 I chose to write on new beginnings, will be back shortly to read and comment. Happy Thursday, everyone!💞

Vivian Zems said...

Great prompt, Angie! Mine too, is on new beginnings. Best thing foreally a new year!

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Birthday to your husband Angie. Thanks for another interesting prompt today. I looked back to celebrating carnivals past and reflection.

much love...

bell(e) jar(s) said...

I wrote something true, for once. I blame you, Angie. ;)

bell(e) jar(s) said...

I used the whole list. Sorry if that counts me out.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love word lists! Thanks for spreading the joy, Angie.

angie reinspired said...

In between baking the cake, icing the cake, spreading jelly like nobody's fool over the middle section...I'm really enjoying your poetic creations. Wondering if no one will jump on my Peanut Butter band wagon? Happy January AND writing to you all. Thank you for your time and effort.

bell(e) jar(s) said...

Peanut butter cake is my husband's favorite too ... never heard of the jelly though.

Sara McNulty said...

Thanks for the bonus of Stevie Nicks!

Susie Clevenger said...

Fabulous Prompt Angie and happy birthday to your husband.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I used more than my fair share of words...OOPS!!

angie reinspired said...

you are all allowed to use the prompt as liberally as i ate the pb&j cake:)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Thanks, Angie. I hope to be along in a while. I have a little one keeping me VERY busy!

Toni Spencer said...

Excellent prompt. I wrote about an anniversary and letting. sort of a new beginning.

brudberg said...

I have a terrible cold but managed to get a few words out... sorry for being terribly late

brudberg said...

Oops and I misunderstood the words to select a bit... but it was fun anyway.

Mama Zen said...

When I looked at this post on my phone, the lists were all mashed up so my poem is all over the place!

angie reinspired said...

sorry guys. if someone can tell me how to make neat blocks on blogger I WOULD.
i'm okay with whatever you all "turn in" lol I'm not grading these; just enjoying your varied responses.

Margaret said...

Late in playing... I am off to visit everyone now.