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Monday, May 7, 2012

Open Link Monday

Calling All Toads...


Happy Monday to all! It is my weekly pleasure to extend an open invitation to all who would like to share a piece of writing of their choice with us. It is a privilege to provide this weekly forum to the multi-talented poets of the blogging world.
Please leave a comment after linking, and visit the blogs of those who post alongside you. Your encouragement and support is greatly appreciated.

27 comments:

Margaret said...

What a stunning photo! And Happy Monday!

Hannah said...

I agree, very cool image! Smiles to everyone!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Thanks so much as always for hosting this. Here's my Sun-Tanned Limerick.

Abin Chakraborty said...

I've been rather busy for the last few weeks and hence also irregular.but here's another monday and happy blogging to you all.

Aidz Giannini said...

Life got in the way, now site is bookmarked and Ill be back and reading, so hello to all :)

Heaven said...

Happy Monday ~

I experimented with the Florette form and posted it here ~

Ravenblack said...

A playful one from me.

Happy week ahead, everyone. :)

Daydreamertoo said...

That is a fabulous picture.
Have a great week all. Thanks for the prompt Kerry.

Marian said...

good morning, everyone! have a great week!

Herotomost said...

Morning Toads!!!! Linking of you......had a fab weekend, but need to get down to some reading this week. Hope yours is wonderful.

Laurie Kolp said...

My rosette poem... hope I did it right!

Kerry O'Connor said...

A poem for Sunday on a Monday.

Happy week to all.

Timoteo said...

Happy Monday to all! I've been reflecting on what it means to be a toad. You get kisses from lots of women, but never any repeats, as the girls go off muttering something about a "prince." Such is life.

My offering today is "An American Pastoral." I hope that my themes are universal enough that you'll be able to identify with them no matter where you reside on this little ball spinning in space.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Adrian, I tried to comment on your site, but since I do not use facebook, yahoo or AOL, I could not post it there. Here's what I said:

Wow! Amazing that the entire first paragraph is genuinely one sentence. Fabulous prose poetry.
My fave lines: pray in a bowl of filth that the dogs of war lap from a saucer of milk

Mystic_Mom said...

I am catching up on weekend postings for leaving comments, will come back and visit all you lovely Real Toad writers soon!! And maybe have a new poem to share too!

turtlememoir said...

gorgeous image, Kerry

Shawna said...

Mine probably won't taste like the cup of tea most like to drink. But it might be worth sampling.

Shawna said...

P.S. All my comments have been going to spam folders on WordPress. Is this happening to anyone else?

manicddaily said...

Hi Kerry- I don't know if this is correct but since I was so late with Fleurette also posted the same link here? Feel free to take it down from either place if this isn't right.

Thanks for the challenge. k.

Shawna said...

Adrian, I couldn't comment on your blog. So I'll post here instead. I hope you're able to read it. Or perhaps someone else can post it on your blog for me:

Adrian, this was hard on my eyes, but I loved it!

These are my favorite sections:

"iridescent incantations leaving worms to burrow into my knees"
"sodden undercurrent in aqua and teal"
"paint an oblique disguise"
"cast in a bringer of wings singed in brass less oxidised"

Sorry to post this here, Toads. I just really liked this piece and wanted to comment.

Semaphore said...

Oh no! I am so sorry!

I tripped the [Enter] button before completing the link, so my first entry goes nowhere... the second is the correct link!

Some of you may have already read "When I Died" before. But for those who haven't yet, it is the follow-up to my vampire sonnet "The First Deadly Sin", which I linked to here last week.

Mary said...

Shawna, you wanted to know about posts going to Spam on Word Press blogs. I had a horrible issue with this. I had to deal with the "Akismet" people who finally got the situation fixed. It took perseverance and was VERY frustrating for a while.

Aidz Giannini said...

Hi All , sorry for replying here. My site is a blogger account, bounced to my website, so if you can comment here you should be able to there. Or just do an anonymous comment and add yr name at the end.... SO I am unsure what else I can do in regards to the comment issue. And thanks for the comments.

Aidz Giannini said...

Sorry about this... try this link under the poem

Comments <---click this link

Let me know if it doesnt work

Kerry O'Connor said...

Aidz - that was the link I used but after writing my comment I was asked to sign in with an account I do not have, so it rejected my attempt.

Kay L. Davies said...

Probably nothing from me, might be nothing for a while until life gets back to normal. Kitchen renovation, yay, but nothing can be found anywhere.
K

Aidz Giannini said...

Strange Kerry, not sure why it does that, I logged out to see what happens, still fine for me, my email is at bottom of page flick me an email see if I can sort it