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.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Get Listed!

Good morning sweet Toad folk, Fireblossom stepping in here to do our Word List for today! The idea is simple. Use at least three words from the list and include them in an original NEW poem and then simply sign the linky so that we can come see what you have created!

While you must use at least three words from the list, feel free to use as many more of them as you would like. Today's words come from one of my all-time favorite novels, "The Myth Of You And Me" by Leah Stewart. I would tell you what it's about, but I don't want to influence the poems you may write! Have fun, Toads and pond friends.

Our word list:

yarn

stunned

kitchen

choose

garden

package

cow-tipping

stowaway

love

riddle

secret

crazy

animals

television

favorite 


top image: "My Little Abbey Road", by Davca at deviantart.

21 comments:

Kenia Cris said...

Good morning beautiful! I'm taking these words with me to my next class and will look at them while my students sit for their exams. I'll be back later with a poem. <3

Fireblossom said...

Yay Kenia!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for an amazing list of words, Shay, and for hosting this month's word list.

I do hope something will stir in me, since most of my poems have reached dead-ends this past week.

cosmos cami said...

Very homey... Appropriate for me today as we finally received an offer on our home!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Yummy word list. Now that my entry is up, I'm off to find a bit about The Myth of You and Me! You've left me all kinds of curious. ;-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks, Shay. Your list helped me finish off the poem I started for FF55 - which it is no longer.

Hannah said...

I absolutely love to get list-y! Thank you, Shay!

hedgewitch said...

Thanks for stepping in and doing the challenge, Shay. I am not feeling very sparky, but will see if anything bubbles up later in the rather moribund cauldron.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love word lists, and usually try to use all the words, but not today, I think. I'll stick to "at least three" and see what happens.
Thanks, Shay!
Luv, K

Kim Nelson said...

I loved that book, too, Shay. May even be time for a re-read.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Shay for the list. It sparked another Twila poem!

Carrie Van Horn said...

Wow...I made it to a prompt...I am proud of myself...Thank you Shay for a wonderful prompt. :-)

manicddaily said...

Hi Shay--I first thought fanciful, but didn't get to jot that one down and then went quite serious. I will get around to visit, but very very very tired right now--Agh! Take care, and thanks for cool list. k.

Jim said...

Love your picture, Shay. Until May 12, my kids lived just around the corner from there. Our granddaughter crosses there still, every morning and evening with her daddy going and coming to kindergarten. For the last six weeks except for our time in Wales

I'm not at home and only have my iPad here but tomorrow I will copy your picture and send it to her. But, ... no way will I show her my poem. What Grandpa did no way should she!
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Oops, lost the Internet last night at, 11:00. We are at the church, spent the night with some homeless families. All single moms and kids this time, really cute kids. It's a sad world but these all have jobs now, some two, and are well on their way to graduation from our Family Promise (Google that) chapter here.
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Jim said...

Meant to say that for the last six weeks we have been in London with the families. It's our daughter with the job there, a nice one.
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Jennifer Knoblock said...

Hello, this is my first link to your beautiful site. Looking forward to reading all the list-y works!

hedgewitch said...

Late to the party, as usual, but fortunately(or unfortunately for poor bemused readers) I had a dream, grabbed some words, and here I am. Be around later to read those I haven't.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Seemed like a good list for a photo I took in Ireland.

Arushi Ahuja said...

This is my first time as a real toad!! dont how well it went but here goes :))

Jim said...

Abbey Road Crossing WebCam
They are six hours ahead of us in time.

Ella said...

Wonderful list, Shay! Thanks for telling us about this book-off to glance at it. I suspect I will be smitten~