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In 1929, poet and journalist George Sylvester Viereck interviewed Albert Einstein.

He asked: “Do you account for your discoveries through intuition or inspiration?”

Einstein replies: “I’m enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination, which I think is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Since the holidays are approaching for many of us, I wanted to do a prompt
that was light-hearted, but still kept an element of nonsense.

While doing some research, I came across that interview, and was immediately inspired…

When the noise of our surroundings gets a little too loud,
imagination is the perfect escape. As a kid, using my imagination
(and plenty of toys) to create action-packed scenes, to taking a walk
in someone else’s shoes and making art of what came from the journey.
To those who aren’t having the best of days and using their imagination
to dream of a brighter future.

Let’s tap into that childlike creativity for today’s Poetics:
create a fantasy world, and try to stay away from the familiar; be outlandish
in your writing, e.g., trees take root in the clouds and it rains
blackberries and oranges, instead of cats and dogs… corny example, but you get the point. Haha… have fun and happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

Here’s how we get down AKA the rules:

  • Write a poem that fits the prompt on your blog/webpage
  • Click the Mr. Linky button below and enter your name & direct url to your poem
  • There you will find other poets’ work for today’s prompt – engage with one another and have a good time learning from each other
  • Feel free to share using the social media of your choice