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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 15, 2015

Fireblossom Friday: Winter

Hello Toads and pond followers. Fireblossom here with another Fireblossom Friday. Take a look, if you would, at the picture accompanying this post. What does it say to you? What might have taken place here? Whose eyes are we looking through? 

Come on, people, feel the brrr. You can write using winter as a metaphor for emotion or circumstance. You can use winter as a backdrop, or you could write about something significant that happened to you in winter time, or something that never happened but that you can imagine. 

What you can't do is write a straightforward nature poem. I'm looking for human emotion.

Please write a NEW poem, written especially for this challenge. No haiku, because haiku makes me throw up. Then, link up and let us enjoy what you've created! 

  

21 comments:

Margaret said...

I have three old challenges I have yet to comment on - but I will hop on that tonight. Honestly, I'm JUST winding down from all the Holiday busyness.

Mama Zen said...

To me, it says Uni on ice skates!

Björn Rudberg said...

That fog in the picture make me think about a haiku... but I will spare you all... I will need some time to ponder this challenge.

Hannah said...

Thanks! :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

LOL - "no haiku because haiku makes me throw up". Cackling.

Lolamouse said...

Posted a DAY EARLY!!! Woohoo!

Gail said...

Visiting from the dark side of fiction.
I'm back.

hedgewitch said...

A very cool image chosen, Shay and a most appropriate topic. I did my best not to write a haiku.

my heart's love songs said...

i don't care if you throw up! if i wanna write a haiku, i will! ~only teasing.

i would love to write something. all i can say is, i'll try.

hope everyone's year is off to a great start.

Susan said...

Great prompt! I just saw the film Selma today, and that might have influenced my imagination.

manicddaily said...

A very pretty picture, Shay. I honestly don't mind winter! Hope you are well over your flu. k. ps - I am also late returning comments--

Kerry O'Connor said...

It's hard for me to think wintery thoughts in high summer but I shall enjoy the chilly breezes of your poems.

Fireblossom said...

Kerry, I thought about making a seasonal exception for you. Go ahead and write about summer, if you'd rather.

my heart's love songs said...

thank you, Fireblossom ~ i haven't been writing much for awhile so i appreciate the inspiration.

and the verses are not technically haiku (though all the ones about the seasons probably would qualify as modern haiku.) hope you don't puke...

have to come back to visit tonight but really looking forward to it.

Fireblossom said...

I'll be around later today to visit everyone!

Other Mary said...

Er...I didn't do haikus, but close. Oops.

Susie Clevenger said...

A great prompt Fireblossom!

Marian said...

Late. Also cold. Happy Fireblossom Friday!

Margaret said...

Often on WordPress I am unable to comment - Sorry My Heart Love Songs (I tried 3 times)

Anjum Wasim Dar said...

cool prompt...love the Winter season

angieinspired said...

This picture reminds me of a cabin we went to once in Big Bear, California.