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, April 27, 2013

Transforming Frog Day!!


Hello Toads!!

First, a round of applause to all for participating in the added challenges this month...you all deserve it!!

Secondly, I’m going to do something a little different this time around...


We’ll still be transforming but not based on my old atlas list of ecoregions, today let’s perpetuate some awareness for our friendly cousin the frog for it IS Save the Frogs Day!!



According to the Save the Frogs site:

Save The Frogs Day is the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action.

In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the scientific community has declared Saturday April 27th, 2013 the 5th Annual 'Save The Frogs Day'. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of our public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is our best way to make this happen!

So, also there’s a running poetry competition!!

The 2013 SAVE THE FROGS! Poetry Contest will run from January 15th to October 15th, 2013. All ages and nationalities are encouraged to enter!

There’s a lot to explore over there so jump on over if you get a chance!

In the meantime my challenge to you today is to go roaming and find a frog to give voice to!

Try to relay a bit of their environment and feel free to add any details that make the species you chose to feature unique.

This guy looks like he has a lot to say!!

(Image via Photobucket: txquacker)


Please, spill some fresh ink for a new poem written specifically for this inspiration and I hope you’ll have fun leaping around to each other’s poetic frog homes!!

Hoppy writing!! ;)




18 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thank you for bringing this campaign to our own garden, Hannah. The real toads thank you.

Jinksy said...

Well, that got me jumping! LOL

Ella said...

I love Leap Frog poetry ;D
Oooh, off to find me a photo
Time to hop

Lolamouse said...

Brilliant! I wasn't aware of Save a Frog Day but will check out the site.
I try to educate the wee ones I teach at the Nature Center about frogs (and turtles and snakes...)

Emma Major said...

I just love it, I can't wait to find a frog that stirs my muse :)

Fireblossom said...

Psssst...Hannah is being (re)featured today at myheartslovesongs:

http://myheartslovesongs.com/2013/04/27/encore-presentation-2012-featured-poets-hannah-gosselin/

Hannah said...

Oh wow!!!

Thank you everyone for commenting and your interest in this prompt and Save the Frogs Day!

And double wow...such a nice surprise from dani, thank you SO much!!

I so appreciate that, sweet Fireblossom, for mentioning the feature here! :)

I'm continually amazed by how inspired and inspiring this group is!!

Warm smiles to each of you!!

Ella said...

Congrats Hannah...Off to visit Dani ;D

I had so much fun with this one...
Thank you Hannah!
I'm all about being green!

Helen said...

Couldn't resist a bit of froggy humor!!

Charleen said...

At first I thought...frogs? How can I write about frogs. And then the frogs of my youth came hopping into my mind, screaming-how dare you forget me!

Maggie Grace said...

Lovely to use prompt to educate others about frogs. I learned a lot about "my" frog!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you for letting us know about this frog mission! I didn't know how I would approach writing about frogs, but upon reading about one I found my way.

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

Really a very nice step towards saving frogs. I have majored in zoology in my Bachelor's degree and I can well understand Frog's contribution in maintaining ecological balance.

Here is my contribution " A Bufo's Croak"

Thanks.

Fireblossom said...

The Ghoul is a twisted dude--

always blowing me up, or stapling me.

The only thing that saved this frog

is that we're no longer on tv!

http://youtu.be/y6pNw3Q2YPg


Yes, I used to love "The Ghoul".

Hannah said...

:)!!!

SO nice to see everyone!! Thank you for writing and commenting!

Kerry O'Connor said...

So many fun poems!
My poem yesterday was on a different topic, a bit closer to home but I have enjoyed reading.

Susan said...

Late Late Late! I may play frog, but I am the White Rabbit . . . curses!

Susan said...

http://susanspoetry.blogspot.com/2013/04/for-want-of-kiss_28.html

Sorry, Mr Linky is closed!