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.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Open Link Monday

Calling all toads to the garden...


Welcome to one and all on the first Monday of the new year.  May this year offer us all the inspiration to take our writing to greater heights, in the pleasure of one another's company.


Please link up a poem, old or new, and leave a few words behind.  It is the ethos of this poetry community to support the work of other poets who share their work alongside our own, so visit and review a few of the posts you find linked today.




23 comments:

Mary said...

I linked the poem I wrote for the weekend challenge,as I didn't get to it until late.

Kerry O'Connor said...

An older Winter piece.

Doctor FTSE said...

And another older Wintry piece - which Kerry's comment called to mind. Thanks, Kerry.

Mary Mansfield said...

And another Wintry piece. Love the picture of Emily Dickinson's garden, my fave poet ever and the one I named my daughter after.

Fireblossom said...

Do I even need to tell you how much I love that picture, or what special associations I have with her home and with the garden itself?

Marian said...

toads, i live here, come visit and i'll take you to Emily's home and garden :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'll take you up on that offer one day, Marian.

wkkortas said...

It's a late December piece, but I am constantly a week behind.

old raven said...

kerry, please Email me. Thanks! Liz

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hi kids, happy Monday. I posted an oldie because it feels very appropriate today, hee hee.

Laurie Kolp said...

Happy first Monday of 2012!!!

Marian said...

kerry, that sounded like a promise. i won't forget it! xo

zongrik said...

this one is a little different

Heaven said...

I posted a new poem ..am always late but if you must know, it take me time to write ~

Judy SheldonWalker said...

I checked my archives and came across one of sunsets on a frozen lake. It is cold here and your photo is quite inviting.

Ostensible Truth said...

put up a rare new piece for me (takes me weeks to write...) - great poems linked up from all!

Margaret said...

I could loose myself on Emily Dickinson's screened porch overlooking that garden...

Heaven said...

I posted an aubade poem under the challenge post, but thought of putting in the link here as well.

Happy day ~

Mary Ann Potter said...

I posted an older poem tonight!

aidz said...

Newby to the site, poem added hope its kewl, just tired after much traveling will have a read of others during the week :)

Sienna said...

This little poem came quickly last summer. I joy in my garden. Thanks for inviting me to this site.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Thanks as always for hosting this! Here's my Happy New Year Limerick.

Happy new year!

shawnacy said...

this makes me realize i haven't posted anything new in a while... :/ posted a couple of older ones just to have something to share. time to shake off the winter-sprit and get writing.