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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fireblossom Friday: Recipe For....Poetry

Hello dear Toads and Pond followers. Fireblossom here, standing in for Margaret this week. 

At the risk of drawing down the wrath of our very own Grapeling, I am going to ask you to use a list. However, unlike the Get Listed feature, YOU are going to provide the list, not me.

I want poems which include a list of some kind. Here are some ideas about types of lists you could use:

bucket list

to-do list

ingredients for a recipe, whether for food, a potion, or something else

guest list

shopping list

wish list

hit list

a line-up

things required or prohibited

symptoms and/or treatments

an inventory

personal effects

hate list

casualty/survivor list

instructions for something


There are, no doubt, many others. Feel free to come up with your own! Here is the thing, though. Don't just mention a list without telling us at least some of what's on it. Details, baby. That's what's required here. Please write a NEW poem specifically for this challenge, then link up! Have fun, listies.  



  

22 comments:

hedgewitch said...

This was challenging Shay, but I managed to pull a few bones up out of the ever-simmering cauldron for you. Thanks for getting me to write, as I am really not doing that much right now--and thanks for stepping in to host.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Well, I've seen Stonehenge and I always sleep with my windows open in Summer but Machu Picchu remains a goal.

Many thanks for stepping in at short notice with a great challenge.

brudberg said...

I have to get this some thinking.. lists are excellent but I have to think where to go with it..

Hannah said...

I need to do a bucket list for a workshop I take part in but...I have a different list for today. Thank you for the post, Shay. :)

Susan said...

A list that just came to me, Shay, sort of a list.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hello everyone,

Sharing my poem "Inspiration", hope you all like it :D

Thank you Shay for the wonderful opportunity :D hope you like it :D

Lots of love
xoxo

Katy Magee said...

Dangit! I put the wrong link up! How do I fix this?

rhymeswithbug said...

Looks like I "listed" my name twice on mr Linky. Sorry. The second one works.

grapeling said...

aw heck, I could never get mad at you, Shay. heck, I may even steal this idea next time I'm up.

Didn't think I had a poem in me - well, maybe I didn't, but put something up anyways.

Best to all ~

Fireblossom said...

Katy, if you'll give me the proper link, I'll fix it for you. Thanks.

Aqsa Manzoor said...

My first ever post for a writing prompt, I hope its up to the challenge!

brudberg said...

I did a little abstract poetry .... maybe just because it's Friday...

Mama Zen said...

Checking "write poem for Shay" off of my list . . .

Fireblossom said...

Aqsa, the idea of a challenge is to do what the challenge lays out. Your poem had nothing to do with lists.

Marian said...

It's your birthday, Shay? Happy birthday to you!

Fireblossom said...

Yes, I'm twelve today. Or 37, or 90, or 5. ;-) Thanks, Marian.

cosmos cami said...

Done!
Happy happy, Shay!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh :D Happy Birthday Shay! Hope you had a great one :D
xoxo

Katy Magee said...

Fireblossom, here's the correct link:

http://pasoubliette.blogspot.com/2015/05/my-happy-poem.html

Thank you so much! Sorry about my mess up. :/

Fireblossom said...

I fixed it, Katy. No worries.

Lolamouse said...

Happy bday, sweetie! Finally got my poem posted!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm very late this time. It took a while for the poem to come to me, and then it needed a lot of work.