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Monday, May 21, 2012

Open Link Monday

Calling all ....


      
                                                            ... Geminis, and their friends


It is Monday, 21 May, and the sun has moved into the sign of Gemini. Now you will surely forgive me for deviating from the usual garden/ toad imagery today, when you learn how many of our Toad members were born under this Mercurial sign. Come on, girls! Let's stand up and be counted.  I hasten to add a warm shout out to everyone who has celebrated a birthday this year.


Of course, all non-Geminis are also welcomed most heartily to our Open Link today.  Please share a poem, either old or new, and leave a few words behind.  Mary mentioned on Friday, that it is part of the fun to read and comment on the poems linked alongside your own, and I encourage you to make your interaction here more meaningful in this way.


Here is an old Moody Blues song to groove to, Gemini Dream



Have a very happy day.

34 comments:

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Happy Monday, and thanks. (I'm a Virgo myself.)

Here's my Unpersuasive Limerick

Isadora Gruye said...

so....I have been slowly convinced by several great poet friends to put together a chapbook or actual book of poems. I am trying tostream line my choices to 20 outstanding poems. This one would be in my final cut, but I want your feedback....

of course it needs to be said that I wrote this one in tribute to Kerry...I tried to take on her classic style.
Let me know your thoughts (as a reflection of me as a poet and not Kerry's style, which we all know is bullet proof)

Aidz Giannini said...

Gday all, well Im no Gemini thats for sure... Ill get around to a few reads over the coming days.... :)

Abin Chakraborty said...

had there been a search for model gemini guys, i would be in...all the typical traits are evidently there.so here's wishing to all a very happy week ahead.

Laura said...

How interesting, my poem today is in a way about division of self and reunification. I hadn't thought of Gemini, and here we are.

Mary said...

I'm sharing one I wrote within the past week that I don't think too many "Toads" have seen! (Virgo here!)

Heaven said...

I am in my holiday mode, and have decided to write about the music of Donna Summer, who just died.

Happy Monday to everyone ~

Daydreamertoo said...

Thanks for the prompt Kerry. I'm crabby (Cancer) :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Haha! Well, I'm Earth, Wind and Fire: Gemini sun, Virgo moon and Leo rising... I guess we're all the perfect cosmic mix on Real Toads.

Herotomost said...

Already wishing it was Friday...I am a sad state of affairs...lol.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Chin up, Crowley. Monday is like a hundred dollar bill - once you break it there's no going back.

Marian said...

i am a Gemini! i'll be 46 on May 29. married to a Gemini! that's why it works, i am telling you. keep those Virgos away from me...

Mary said...

Virgos are usually very nice people, Marian! Just ask me!!!

Heaven said...

Liking all the zodiac souls here at RT ~

Happy Victoria Day from Canada ~

Grace

Timoteo said...

I'm Aries, with GEMINI RISING, and moon in Capricorn. Somebody please tell me what my week is going to be like!

Today's poem presents a character who has, well, "had it up to here."

Cheers!

Ella said...

I'm a Taurus, my birthday is sometimes on Mother's Day. My Dad was the Gemini, sometimes his birthday was on Father's Day.

Cheers to all Gemini's!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Marian, I'm married to a Virgo (with his moon in Gemini) can you imagine???

hedgewitch said...

I'm honoring the Gemini theme with a repost of an older poem--and I will be around after chores, of which there never seems to be an end, to do some reading amongst the lilypads.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Hooray! The Moody Blues! I included my favorite MB song with my post.

Ed Pilolla said...

moody blues always sounds good.

Mary Mansfield said...

Earth, Wind, and Fire...that's just brilliant! Never thought about it in those terms before...Taurus sun, Aquarius moon, Leo rising. Very cool stuff!

shawnacy said...

i was married to a gemini once... like to've busted that boy's head clean off... both of 'em.

also - Izy, YES! i'll comment over there, but woo hoo for going for it with a chapbook!

Tania A said...

I'm a Scorpio, but I'm married to a Gemini! Loving reading everyone's words. Happy Monday everyone!

Judy Roney said...

Yeah! Rah! I'm going to like this Monday Toads part. :)

Kim Nelson said...

So grateful for this place today! Thank you fellow poets!
And if you haven't yet read Isadora Gruye's piece, do it now! Brilliance!

Fireblossom said...

I have Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars all in Gemini! And love the Moodies!

Confidential to Isadora Gruye: St. Creola likes your idea.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan said...

I left a link to my blog where I have been doing a poem a day since the first of April. I hope to visit here often. I am a Cancer, but all the best to the Geminis.

Shawna said...

I think Shay said a Gemini isn't supposed to get along with a Sag, so you might kick me out of here before long.

Karen said...

Sagittarius here! I hope to get to everyone's poem this week. Work is crazy, but poetry saves!

haikulovesongs said...

happy birthday to all!

Susan said...

Happy May 22 from one who has been away and has come back to play (tho not in a terribly playful mood).

haikulovesongs said...

sorry my entry is late... and it's late at night {2:30am} but i'll be back tomorrow to visit others. {smile}

haikulovesongs said...

sorry my entry is late... and it's late at night {2:30am} but i'll be back tomorrow to visit others. {smile}

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm late, having been stricken with electrical losses on this side of the house due to my kitchen reno. (Kitchen renovation, yay!)
K