Tag Archives: Myths & Legends

The Irish Pooka

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 14 “Write a myth poem.  Reinterpret a common myth, create a brand new myth, and/or mention a myth in passing. Remember: There are the Edith Hamilton type of myths … Continue reading

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Plant a Seed

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration:  Old Wives Tales “TAKE AN OLD WIVES TALE AND WRITE IT AS TRUTH. WRITE ABOUT SOMEONE BORN IN A CABBAGE PATCH, OR A PERSON WHOSE FACE STAYS DISTORTED AFTER MAKING IT, OR … Continue reading

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Queen Cherry vs. Grumpy Girl

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Tree Mythology”  (posted by Kim) “Based on myths and legends, stories in which people change into trees, such as Daphne, who becomes a bay laurel before Apollo can catch her; the Maenads … Continue reading

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The Ozark Black Howler

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Your lesser known *cryptids . . . (Posted by Isadora) “*A cryptid is an animal presumed to exist by people, even though there is no valid scientific evidence to prove it is … Continue reading

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Tarantella

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1487 Dance of the Spider (Tarantella) In the Italian province of Taranto, Apulia, the bite of a locally common type of wolf spider, named “tarantula” after the region, was popularly believed to be highly venomous and to … Continue reading

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ghost warriors

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #41 Soliloquy no Renga “ancient warriors ghosts” “For this weekend “challenge” I will give you a hokku (or starting verse) to work with. The goal is to create a renga on your own and not … Continue reading

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Unicorn

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge Fussy Little Forms:  Tricube  (posted by Marian) This weekend in the Garden, let’s try a short form that’s less fussy and more adorable. It’s called the TRICUBE and the rules … Continue reading

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Peace Mother Vs. The Orange Menace

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads  “If You Meet The Hero On The Road . . . (Posted by Brendan) “Why are heroes popular, well, usually that’s us in there, wearing the mask of Hero, besting and wresting, clubbing and … Continue reading

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The Girrafin

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Day 21 Mythical Creatures  (posted by Brendan) “Animals keep us guessing just what’s really going on. The Devil is a poodle in Goethe’s Faust, the prince is a frog who may … Continue reading

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Genies

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – The Tuesday Platform – Sharing poetry  (posted by Sanaa) In studying genie-ology I ponder possibilities of who first placed the genie in a bottle? Then there is a question of gender. Do … Continue reading

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