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, June 29, 2013

Sunday Mini-Challenge ~ Love after Love

A Challenge.

Partake. Digest. Create. Share. 

Simple.




24 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a beautiful poem in and of itself, Kim. Wow! Great share.

Marian said...

oh, that is just lovely, Kim.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a challenging but fascinating prompt, Kim. I shall try to do it justice.
K

Helen said...

... some days it's hard to see the real me.

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful poem..hmmm...now where can I go with it?

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

This is really a beautiful piece Kim!

Fireblossom said...

Color me stupid, but I don't understand what the challenge is.

Ella said...

Beautiful...for me it is about meeting and accepting myself, as is.
After living...we sometimes don't recognize ourselves.

Helen said...

.. for me, it's sifting through the bad to get to the good. And embracing all of it.

Loredana Donovan said...

Is this about self-love and self-acceptance? This is how the poem resonates with me. Not sure if I will have time, but it's a lovely idea, Kim :)

Grace said...

I love the verses Kim ~ For me this is about accepting and looking at yourself in the mirror ~ Will try my best to write to this as its our long weekend here ~ July 1 is our Canada Day, smiles ~ Happy weekend everyone ~

Kim Nelson said...

Fireblossom:
Read the poem. Consider what it means to you. React in writing, poetically.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I think I sidestepped the true intent of the prompt but, having said that, it was a prompt for me to write something. Even if tangential. Thank you.

Susan said...

What a lovely poem, Kim. It's new to me, though I know Walcott's earlier plays. I wonder who would have more to say, me now or me in one of my earlier lives? One would surely say "What were you thinking?!" I may find a dialogue poem in there in a few days. Today is my 62nd birthday and I am feeling high on life and friends. Sorry not to be posting today.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

FANTASTIC prompt, kiddo. My exhausted synapses perked up in response. Will write tomorrow, killer job today. I love the poem!

Hannah said...

Oh, how timely!! In 3-D world my writing workshop asks for a 500 word love letter to ourselves...maybe this will help me move in this daunting direction. Excellent challenge, Kim, thank you!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Happy Birthday to Susan. I hope it is a glorious day wherever you are!

grapeling said...

Perhaps listening to several Eno albums back to back has put me in a bit of a warped zone - and so, my attempt at the challenge. Happy Sunday ~ M

Gemma Wiseman said...

An inspiring poem! Strangely, this challenge became a poetic answer for a lady perhaps needing some fresh wine for the soul.

L. Edgar Otto said...

I found this a most difficult prompt and some of the earlier ones as difficult seemed to relate... yet some new insight on how the sense of self when strong aids in our creativity if we can take as gospel the results of new science findings in moving brain scans- hey, poets already have explored this as the author's poem shows... Well, this is a little long but just maybe there is something new here- one not tainted by mere natural experience or tragic loss.

LaTonya Baldwin said...

not sure I understand the prompt. I contributed. My apologize if I misintrepeted.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I feel a poem brewing, Kim, but I can't force it right now. I have something I need to say and hopefully it will present itself soon.

Lolamouse said...

Thank you for introducing me to this lovely poem!

Susan said...

I'm back sooner than I thought. It is me, though very rough and it doesn't live up to the splendid model. I have no wisdom to pass on. It's the first time I really looked into that mirror, but I liked it and will look again.