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.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Sunday Mini-Challenge

Sunday, 4 November, is the day all bloggers stand together for peace, and it all began HERE.

Pictures of Peace
sourced on Fanpop
Knowing that the real toads would want to be part of this movement, our weekend theme is "Poetry for Peace". Instead of the usual form and photo challenge, I am leaving this meme wide open for individual responses. Use your own photos, your favourite forms or use neither, but rather express your ideas, beliefs, faith in and hope for peace in free verse.


Source Fanpop
at above link
The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
Blogs 4 Peace

The Sunday Challenge is posted on Saturday at noon CST to allow extra time for the creative process, so please do not link up old work which kind of fits the image.  This is in the spirit of our Real Toads project to create opportunities for poets to be newly inspired.  Management reserves the right to remove unrelated links but invites you to share a poem of your choice on Open Link Monday.


20 comments:

Shannon W. said...

What a beautiful peace garden scene. So serene.

Susan said...

Hey Kerry, I was writing this poem and happened on by and saw you asking for the poem I was writing. Thank you for this wonderful and timely prompt. My blog4peace "Dona Nobis Pacem" is here: http://susan60.blogspot.com/2012/11/blogging-for-peace.html (I warn you that it has more autobio in it.)

Bing Yap said...

thanks for using "peace" as prompt to help spread the "blogblast 4 peace" fever. yes, this is a glorious day of peace in the blogging world.

dona nobis pacem...

S.E.Ingraham said...

This is not a new poem but it is one of my more favoured poems regarding peace and is archived on poetsagainstwar.ca ... as well as at this blog. I write about peace often and have been activist for many years. Am so happy to see this type of thing happening.

Susie Clevenger said...

I am so thankful to take part in this day of peace blogging.

Isadora Gruye said...

my drivel is up

Michelle said...

I haven't a poem, just hit the add my name instad of the add a comment... time for glasses? LOL

I love your peace garden photo.

Michelle said...

Oh wait!! I do have a poem I wrote for the UN Peace. I am getting old - eyes, memory... fading fast! :-P

Here's the actual link:

http://crows-feet.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/folded-into-wings.html

Marian said...

thank you, Kerry.

Kerry O'Connor said...

If you click on the Blog 4 Peace pic top right, it will take you to the official site where you can also link up today's poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Kerry, I have been participating in the blogblast for peace since 2010 and am thrilled you chose it for the prompt this weekend. Awesome, I emailed Mimi to let her know, she will be so pleased.

I am just home from a couple of days at the beach (which was wonderful) and am behind everywhere but I will write for this at some point. I already have my peace post up. But might try for another poem as well, if my energy allows:)

Laurie Kolp said...

Peace to all!

Annelisa said...

What an excellent way to promote the thought of peace...I'm going to go through some of your links now and have a read :-) Peace to you and yours!

(A link to your post will be on "Peace Bloggers Unite" later)


Mimi Lenox said...

Thank you so much for offering a peace poem challenge/prompt to your talented readers. These will be a feast to read in the blogging/FB community. I can't wait to make my way through this list. What a wonderful thing to do!

Peace to you and yours.
Mimi

Behind the Smile said...

I came by from blog blast for peace and saw you were asking for poetry about peace. I have linked because I wrote my post in poem form. I also love the garden imagery for peace-lovely. Thank you.

Travis Cody said...

Peace to you and yours on this Blog Blast Day and in all the days to come.

Walk in the Woods said...

Peace as poetry. Poetry as peace. Yes.

Helen said...

... and let it begin with me.

Hannah said...

I had wondered about the logo before...I'm so glad to have been introduced to this mindful practice...Thank you!

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