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, June 1, 2017

Fireblossom Friday: It's Only A Paper Moon

Hi everyone. Fireblossom here with another Fireblossom Friday writing challenge for you! Lately, I have had an old standard stuck in my head, called "It's Only A Paper Moon."

It's a Barnum & Bailey world/ just as phony as it can be/ but it wouldn't be make believe/ if you believed in me.

The challenge this time is simple! Write something that makes us believe in something that isn't real. No autobiographical tell-alls this time! Make something up out of whole cloth and make us believe in the world, person, or thing that you create. That's it! Please make it a NEW poem or flash fiction. No haiku. Then sign the linky and visit others. have fun!



 

11 comments:

hedgewitch said...

A wonderful prompt, Shay. I wish I could have done it justice, but the fogs in the brain have been inhibiting production at the muse factory--but I did have fun with this. Happy first day of retirement!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hmmmmmm, my addled brain is intrigued. I always love Fireblossom Friday. You must be SO HAPPY today. You and Zacky must celebrate. Drudgery is over. I am so happy for you. And for us, we will get to read more of your poems.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I wrote nonsense. I cant seem to write seriously at the moment...........does the Muse take summer vacations, I wonder?

Ω said...

What a beautiful song!

Fireblossom said...

Jane Dougherty--I said NEW poems. Also, if you want to rip off Stephen Sondheim songs, I can't stop you, but don't do it on my prompt.

gillena cox said...

Luv the song saw the movie a loooong time ago. Enjoyed writing for this prompt

Much love...

Martin Kloess said...

Hello everyone. Don't forget those Likes and G+1's.

De said...

Loved this, thank you!

brudberg said...

Yes yes... I'm all for fiction. Will do it later (after all my Friday is just starting)

angieinspired said...

i'm definitely insane...either that, or ready for the weekend. thanks Shay

Jim said...

I loved those paper moons and card-
board seas. Oh what it seemed to me.
..