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.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

April One / One Love

Welcome to National Poetry Month, Pond-Dwellers! It's April 1. Let’s celebrate our love of poetry in April with a chaotic cacophony of words and verses! Ready, set… 


Your prompt is simple today. Let's write poems about being first, or on the subject of one--the power of one, one love, first in line, one is the loneliest number, we're number one--you got it. Go!



24 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yay! The crazy month of April is upon us and the Imaginary Garden is wearing her Spring colours.. what better theme for the month than ONE LOVE?
Thank you for kicking us off in fine spirit, Marian.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved the prompt, Marian!💜 I m so excited about 30/30 this year. Let the party begin!🍹

Margaret said...

Can someone link my post to this challenge from my blog today. I can’t figure out how (if I even can) as Mr Linky does not show up on my Phone app. (I prescheduled all my poems this week). I can’t visit and comment either but when I get back home from vacation I will catch up on this week. Thanks. And Happy Easter, Toads !

Anonymous said...

Bloody Hell. It's April! Already. OK...One day at a time.Here we go. Happy writing everyone.

Kim Russell said...

I wonder if I'll be able to keep it up this year. I've started small and lighthearted :) Happy NaPoWriMo!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I've got you covered, Margaret.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I've been looking forward to this!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

PS Love the new, colourful frog!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Jumping into the April pond. Glub, glub.

Marian said...

Yay, it's April! Let's do this thing! I adore the purple, Kerry.
One poem down, let's see how it goes this National Poetry Month. xoxox to everyone!

gillena cox said...

Happy April. Will be back later at my blog "verses" with my response. Thanks for a great start Marian

Much🌼love

Kerry O'Connor said...

Is it just my tablet failing to load the page or has the Linky disappeared? Yikes.

Susie Clevenger said...

I don't see mr linky

Gillena Cox said...

Mr Linky is not there, so here is my link
http://myblog-verses.blogspot.com/2018/04/523.html

To 'verses' #523


much love

Anonymous said...

Hello toads! Ready for april, when the pond is deep! I'm having trouble w mr linky as well, here's my One poem: https://erbiage.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/looking-out-4-1/

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Same issue with Mr Linky at Poets United. I am guessing its a technical problem and hopefully will be resolved soon.

Anonymous said...

Hello again to friends I haven't seen in a long time. I've decided I'm "all in" with the prompts here this month, rather than bouncing among three different sources. Here's my "one" poem: https://marilyncavicchia.com/2018/04/01/one-door/

Sherry Marr said...

The Mr Linky site went down for a few hours. I am so thankful everything popped back up again! Whew!

Fireblossom said...

I wrote one for Kerry cos our Head Toad deserves her own poem.

L C Folks said...

Exciting start to a month of reading poetry. Love Marley, enjoying the prompt,,

Susie Clevenger said...

I almost didn't make it. I hope I can keep up with the month. I have a lot going on.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Just a note to say I have trouble commenting on some blogs but I have read all the poems.

Marian said...

Yes, me too, Kerry. I tried commenting everywhere but was having trouble! Really good poems to kick off April. And now... day two.

willow_switches said...

I've been absent from Toads for awhile, but better way to jump-start April, no fools here, than GLOPOWRIMO/NANOWRIMO!
I'm so excited that Kerry and Co. is hosting a 30/30 challenge! Thanks so much!
I'm looking forward to it and to reading along 🍃
Love the new colours and Toad - totally rocks!