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, August 27, 2016

FASHION ME YOUR WORDS ~ TO A MEGAFAUNA



I encountered this word [megafauna] only recently while blog hopping, instantly i took a liking to it [megafauna] and said to myself,
i must use this word [megafauna].

So here am i, in the imaginary garden this weekend prompting my new fond real word
megafauna - In terrestrial zoology, megafauna (Ancient Greek mégalo "large" + New Latin fauna "animal") are large or giant animals. The most common thresholds used are weight over 40 kilograms (90 lb) over 44 kilograms (100 lb) or over a metric ton 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb)

So here's what you'll do. Write a poem in no more than 100 words about any megafauna you choose (living or extinct). Form and content is up to you. Word count however is stipulated (100 words)

You may (but don't have to) use the images at the begining of this post as a source of inspiration in fashioning your words to poetry.

One more thing - You must, must have fun, while FASHIONING YOUR WORDS

My video of choice for this weekend


12 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

El Condor Pasa has always been a favourite song of mine - such an interesting rendition. Thanks for sharing!

Rommy said...

The song you chose tickles me in so many ways! El Condor Pasa is a Peruvian folk song (my parents are from there) and to hear it done in an Eastern style makes me grin. Cool style mashup!

Stacie Eirich said...

Gillena, wonderful weekend prompt - I already know the animal I'll be writing about! And the instrumental music is wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration. Hopefully I'll get something posted by tomorrow!

brudberg said...

I thought of humanity as megafauna today... but we had predecessors

Cloudia said...

Fun gambit!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a fantastic video! Loved it! This prompt spoke to me, since I happen to live with a Very Large Animal. LOL.

Jim said...

Thank you, Gillena. This is a fun prompt, exactly 100 words was a little harder than the usual 55 or so.
The song is very appropriate for the topic. But the video? It starts out with the fellow leading the ponies, but no one in that scene is standing straight up. They weren't sloped that badly but the film editors tilted it to make the ride look harder on a steeper slope. Editors should have caught that!!!
Have a nice, Blessed day.

Outlawyer said...

Hi Gillena,

I have something but did not focus on the word limit so may wait until Tuesday to post. Stay well. k.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your varied responses Toads : Kerry, Rommy, Stacie, Bjorn, Sherry, Jim. I'm sure you had fun

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Jim i dont understand why but i think you viewed the wrong video. The version of El Condo i posted begins with 12 Asiam lady musicians on camels. I will post a link for you at your blog

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Cloudia thanks for dropping by, looking forward to read something from you

much love...

baili said...

interesting