Hello friends, its me, Fireblossom, with your monthlies. As usual when it's my week, you get a choice of any--or all--of three themed images to write for.
This time the theme is "illusion." None of the three pictures are what they appear to be. However, you needn't incorporate that into your poem--you can take them at face value or any other way they inspire you. The only caveat is, no hate. Did I even need to say that to you fine Musers?
Okay, here they are, with a note as to why they suit the theme!
This is not Louise Brooks, star of the silent screen. It's contemporary actress Mischa Barton doing a bang-up impersonation.
Write, link, visit, have fun! And if you don't include an image (qbit!), please let us know which you're writing for. :-)
Good morning Shay! I love love love this inspiring prompt my friend!!I will be working on mine today and then back to visit everyone. 😊🌻ReplyDelete
Good morning Carrie, so glad you like! I look forward to seeing what you'll write.Delete
"Lampus and Phaethon, who are the colts that bear the Dawn." Hom. Od. 23.245ReplyDelete
Um...I think their names are Ed and Phyllis? No?Delete
In the modern re-telling (where Odysseus is tied to the livingroom couch between two television sets), Ed and Phyllis are the sirens. One doing infomercials for the Hair Club for Men, the other cheap jewelry on the shopping channel.Delete
How his naked ears were tortured by the sirens sweetly (?) singingDelete
"'Come here,' they sang, 'renowned Ulysses, honor to the Achaean name, and listen to our two voices. No one ever sailed past us without staying to hear the enchanting sweetness of our song- and he who listens will go on his way not only charmed, but wiser, for we know all the ills that the gods laid upon the Argives and Trojans before Troy, and can tell you everything that is going to happen over the whole world.'Delete
Hush now. Go and write something wonderful for us.Delete
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Love the pics, Shay. I'm working with something for the first one, but it may take awhile. See you if and when it emerges from its cocoon.ReplyDelete
Be very very quiet, Hedgewitch is working. Shhhh.Delete
Thanks for the quiet work environment. With that and coffee the one line I started with turned into something of a Russian novel, only an American talkie(and how apropos that is) instead.Delete
It's fantastic, Joy. I will stop by again later to read yet again (I already savored it three times) but for now I just want to sit here and grin for having read it.Delete
Interesting images! Some food for thought :)ReplyDelete
Really neat prompt choices today. Thank you Shay.ReplyDelete
I had to write from Brooks also, we had pictures of my mom of her wearing a hat like hers, my sister has them now. Dad often teasingly called her a flapper, she was five years younger than Louise.
Interesting images and backstoriesReplyDelete
Loved the prompt Shay. Traveled back that long and winding road to a life before — and went off! Fun! Thsnk you!🤗✌🏼❤️ReplyDelete
Loved these prompts! Thanks for sharing asd always :)ReplyDelete