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.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fireblossom Friday: Get Famous!

Hey Toads and Toad followers! Fireblossom here with another Fireblossom Friday.

Let's take a walk...

This time, I ask you to write a poem which features a famous person. 

They may be admirable,

or not.

They may be real or imaginary,

living or dead.

They can be someone who inspires you,

or just someone you love!

Just a few rules. Yes, rules! I know, Fireblossom making rules. What's up with that? Anyway, please write an original poem for this challenge; don't just recycle an older poem. And make your famous person an important part of the piece, not just a passing mention.

Then sign the linky so we can see what you've written, and i will be around to comment! have fun!

pictures, from top: the Beatles, John F. Kennedy, Kim Kardashian, Charlie Chaplin, Gregori Rasputin, Roy Hobbs, Emmylou Harris.  

22 comments:

hedgewitch said...

After reading Shay's, I feel a bit anticlimactic, but loved the prompt and wrote about someone who is famous not in her own right, but as a muse, whom we only know as a character in her husband's writing, but who was nonetheless a real and intriguing person.

Sreeja said...

I have got a cute little hero.....thanks for the prompt.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This one has my dormant brain spinning from one possibility to another.

Hannah said...

Thanks a bunch, Shay!!! This is a great prompt...there're more that I probably would like to write about but I snagged the first person that really stood out for me...a classic! Smiles and a happy weekend to all!

Daydreamertoo said...

Thanks for such an interesting prompt.

Archna Sharma said...

Wonderful prompt idea!

Kay L. Davies said...

First I miss Ellen's prompt and now I'm going to miss yours. I'm feeling somewhat better, but no one has told my brain yet. I can post photos, but that's about it.
So sorry, FB, because I think this is a great idea.
Luv, K

Sally Jadlow said...

Roy Rogers

King of the cowboys,
with Dale Evans at his side.
Rode hard
and always caught the bad guys.

Ever a favorite
on the Saturday matinee
that cost a quarter;
the highlight of the day.

hedgewitch said...

Hope you feel better soon Kay--and Ella, hope you get your AC fixed. That is misery!

Dulce said...

Hugs to all!
Thanks for the share

My icon... oh my!

manicddaily said...

Hi Fireblossom - I really enjoyed this prompt - I had almost sworn off prompts for a while--thanks much. I went the writer's route. K.

Isadora Gruye said...

for some reason my heart does this funny flopping thing at the sight of Rasputin....I am all over this challenge, but may need a few days to ponder....

Zeba said...

Looking forward to reading some of the entries.. :-)

Jinksy said...

Me being late seems fitting for this challenge! LOL :)

Susan said...

I cut and pasted the following from my Blog:
Thank you Imaginary Gardens!
This is a real toad--a poem that has been in my mind since my dissertation research in 1989-90--pulled out of my history by yesterday's challenge "Fireblossom Friday ~ Get Famous." My book was not published, and so I perished from my tenure-track teaching position at W&M, but in so many other ways I came to life during the same years. Thank you Ellen Stewart and thank you Fireblossom, for helping me to celebrate her life.

Mama Zen said...

If I can get the smoke signals to work . . .

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the prompt. I knew immediately who I would write about. And it seems I am always a day late and a poem short.

Fireblossom said...

Thank you, everyone for participating! I think I have been around to every post--from Elvis to Emily, and from Jezebel to Bugs Bunny--but if I have somehow overlooked yours, please do let me know. I don't want to miss any of you guys's responses.

Marian said...

late to the party, but i did it. heavy.

Lolamouse said...

Oh my! You all are so classy! I just had to lower the bar a bit!

my heart's love songs said...

sorry i'm so late ~ it'll take me a day or two to visit everyone, but really looking forward to it.

FUN prompt, Fireblossom! thank you!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

And I'm even later - as incentive, I've added videos of my subject. Thanks for humoring me. Mosk