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, August 31, 2017

A Skyflower Friday: Monsters

Kerry here, standing in for Shay, with a Fireblossom Friday flavoured challenge.

Sadko the Green Monster
Leon Bakst (1917)

Today I am asking you to write a poem about a monster or monsters, be they real or imagined, mythical or made up, symbolic, surreal, abstract, nightmare or waking reality. You get the idea, I am sure.

I leave you with the famous words spoken by Iago in Othello:

"O beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meet it feeds on,"

And a music video..




11 comments:

Fireblossom said...

First, thank you so much for filling in for me while I was playing Miss Space Cadet. But while I am appropriately shame-faced, I am also glad in a way, because I adore this challenge!

paulscribbles said...

Thanks for the prompt Kerry. Monsters everywhere for me.

brudberg said...

Maybe this will be the ultimate bestiary in poetic form :-)

Toni Spencer said...

My monster is chronic clinical depression. I battle it every day. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. Excellent prompt. Enjoy your space trip Shay! We all need these trips into outer/inner space.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I enjoyed writing to this one!💖 Happy Thursday, everyone!

ladynyo said...

This is fun! And I am with Toni and Paul....monsters everyday in some form. Even cat shit this morning. Jane

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for this interesting prompt Kerry, luv the video and added it to my post

much love...

Martin Kloess said...

Stopped by to say hi. (and read)

Kim Russell said...

I'm a bit behind with this and have to rush out for an early appointment this morning, but I'll be back to read later. Great theme for a Friday - and White Rabbits, with a pinch and a punch on the first day of the month!

Mick E.T. said...

Great challenge, hope you enjoy my response. Best wishes to all,
Mick

Priscilla King said...

The Gimmee Monster...y'know, the one that squalls "I shouldn't HAFF TO pay to read writers' work! I shouldn't HAFF TO pay for work done!" It's been ruining my life for more than ten years. I'll have to make time to think of a clever image for it ;-)