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Monday, February 6, 2012

Open Link Monday

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one's name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!”
Emily Dickinson




Welcome, one and all, to the place where real toads hang out on any given Monday.  Please share a poem of your choice with us, and visit the sites of the those who have posted alongside you to enjoy the best of Indie poetry available on the bog.

29 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Good Morning..it appears I am the first toad to post.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

And I number 2. :)

Thanks as always for hosting this! Here's my Off One's Game Limerick.

Isadora Gruye said...

I have linked an oldie, but one of my favorites....because I remember very fondly the boy it was written about. Happy Monday to my toadies.

Jinksy said...

Something odd happened to the Jinksy and Caddoc Trellis links - can you remove Jinksy at number 5, please Kerry?

Cad said...

Goodness me, Jinksy! I shall have to pay you fees for advertising if you do things like this again! :) Thank you!
Goodness knows how you managed it...

Jinksy said...

Cad- I've apologised on your post for my stupidity, and only hope Kerry wipes me off the number 5 spot soon!

Now I'll go and try to get myself sorted...

Mary said...

I usually don't share my wordle work here, but this time I'm making an exception. (And if you visit, you are also directed back a day where you can see my new pup. I did NOT resist temptation!)Have a good writing week, everyone.

Marian said...

good morning, toads. late start today, ack. happy monday!

Kateri said...

That is one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson. :)

Fireblossom said...

I have linked to a neglected oldie.

Robert Gibson said...

Linked to an oldie as well - I wrote this poem after seeing a friend's pic and it inspired me - Sherani's her name ... can anyone see where I hid it in the poem? :)

Laurie Kolp said...

Have a great week everyone! = )

Kerry O'Connor said...

How wonderful to log on after work and see so many poems linked up already. It's a great way to start the week.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Mary, unfortunately this link takes us back to Real Toads.. Perhaps you could link up again?

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm a few days late for St Brigid's Day, but remembered to put in a word for her today.

hedgewitch said...

I missed the photography prompt yesterday, but did write something for it, so I'm posting it today as hopefully an example of better late than never.;_)

Marian said...

hey Mary! #8 links back to Real Toads!

Mary Ann Potter said...

Four of my poems are in this month's "Dead Mule School of Southern Literature." I don't know how to link directly to just my work, so when you get to the site, click on poetry, scroll down to my Southern legitmacy statement, and click below it to get to my work. It's a quirky Southern site; I hope you enjoy it!

Fireblossom said...

"Life Is A Golf Course" is Snowflakes, which is one of the many aliases for Jingle. The "poem" is the usual random, misspelled gibberish.

Jinksy said...

Fireblossom, you've made my day with the total honesty of your last comment! If only Blogland had a few more of them, it'd be a better place...

Mary said...

Sigh, working too fast this morning! CORRECT link is up.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Congrats to Mary Ann on her publication. "Poetry well spent" indeed!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Jinksy, I can't wipe you nor is there reason to. It's all Real Toads prompts so no problem.

Of course, Jingle may link here under any name she chooses, and people may choose whether or not to read her posts...Hmmm?

Mary Mansfield said...

Happy Monday everyone!

Heaven said...

Happy Monday ~

turtlememoir said...

Hi everyone, happy Monday - linking an old one this week...

Kay L. Davies said...

Sorry, Kerry, I made a linking error, so #31 is incorrect, and #32 is actually for Open Link Monday.
K

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Nice to be here again, with a new one I'd love to share.

my heart's love songs on wordpress said...

sorry i'm late ~ hope everyone's having a good week.