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, April 24, 2015

Go Grimm

I grew up with Grimm Fairy tales. Don't worry we aren't penning a new fairy tale, but it got me thinking about how many of these enchanted stories lead us to a witch's spell,  three wishes or some kind of magical mystery.  We are familiar with Little Red Riding Hood, The Fisherman and His Wife and The Emperor's New Suit.  I want our poems to have a wishful quality, if you want to add a demented creature, or wicked witch, or other darkness-this depends on you.   I want you to include one of the four wishes-I have listed below.

 When I think of my children, I hope I instilled  these qualities, as I still wish for them to have more courage and joy.  The other two are covered, so far.





                          Four Wishes:  Integrity, Compassion, Courage and Joy.


 Now, go frolic in your word forest, beware of trolls, magic moss and poisonous mushrooms.  Please  follow the popcorn trail-I have left for you.  If one of the recent Disney films inspires you or the enchanted television shows-by all means go there~    






16 comments:

ccchampagne said...

Where this prompt took me caught me completely off guard, and even though I deviated a little from my fairy tale intention, I hope that what I achieved is enough to forgive me not being completely on prompt. Thank you so very, very much for inspiring me!

Ella said...

Yes, I made a mistake. Bjorn caught it-thanks again! Hans Christen Anderson wrote 'The Emperor's New Clothes'. I almost included both authors. I am open to any fairy tale adaption you would like to attempt. Thanks, Bjorn~

Happy Friday, Toads!

Ella said...

CC-I like my prompts to inspire an idea. Creativity can wander many paths. If you write about a spark that grabbed your attention-I will be pleased!

Björn Rudberg said...

I managed to mix in some elements of fairytale and promises in my sonnet corona.

Hannah said...

That was fun, Ella! I took a wish and ran with it! Joy!

Gail said...

This was fun! It's not Grimm but it's a fairy tale.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Cool, Ella, will see what I can shake loose up in the attic, LOL. There is likely to be a witch or, at least, a goblin.

Margaret said...

Really NOT an easy prompt - but one that was fun. Can't wait to read what everyone comes up with. Thanks of the intriguing challenge.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha, I shook my head, and some popcorn fell out. Could be ominous!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hello everyone,

Gosh! If I had wished upon for anything else maybe even that would have come true! Was waiting for a prompt like this! :D

Sharing my poem "Hero",thank you Ella for this wonderful opportunity :D Hope you liked it!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

cosmos cami said...

Couldn't resist!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the prompt Ella. Mine is a little more cautionary...lol

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm grim indeed today, not in the magickal sense - but it's a poem I've been needing, for a long time, to write.

Other Mary said...

Lovely! I'll be back in the morning to read everyone's and comment!

Ella said...

My is too fairy charming! But after seeing all the happy smiles and giggles of Prom-well, it was hard to go Grimm! I added courage~
I tell you what wearing heels for me is courage-

Thank you, everyone I am excited to read your poems!!!

And I am happy to be in my rags~

Outlawyer said...

Ella--my poem is very grim, I'm afraid. I'm not sure I should even link it--I have recently reread an original version of all the tales, and of course, the originals are rather bloody and Northern European. So I went with that. I don't think it was what you were aiming for, however, and am happy to unlink. (Or you should if you feel it deviates too much from your intention.) k.