Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...






I do not think it is possible to over-estimate the power of the written or spoken word. However, it is also true that we are suffering an inundation of global communication which may serve to dilute original thinking and enhance group mentality. For this reason, I believe firmly in the role of poets in addressing man's right to creative thinking, freedom of speech and experimental expression.

Each week, the Open Link in The Imaginary Garden provides a valuable forum for writers to reach their audience. If it is your own work in poetic form, we will read it. And remember that our links do not expire. The Tuesday Platform will remain as first post on the Home Page until Thursday at noon.






Saturday, July 25, 2015

Play it Again, Toads!

One World Trade Center (NYC) from the Staten Island Ferry
Welcome to the 19th Play it Again, Toads! where we revisit archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden.  Choose your own archived challenge from the sidebar (2011-2015) or select from three I've highlighted below.

Feel free to use my photos here for inspiration with an archived challenge if you so desire.

The iPhone photos were taken on one of my trips this summer to visit my son and daughter in New York.  Manhattan is always an experience, but I have fallen in love with Brooklyn and enjoyed Prospect Park numerous times (of which the images below are from and have been rendered in an App called "Waterlogue" for privacy).

Please submit an original poem and link your specific post to Mr. Linky below and be sure to make it clear which challenge you are resurrecting by including a link.

Please be neighborly and visit the other wonderful poets.

1)  Imagined by Kerry "Cadence in Free Verse"

2)  Imagined by  Hedgewitch "Etheree(al)"

3)  Imagined by Hannah - "Boomerang Metaphors"

NYC Skyline from Staten Island Ferry just before sunset