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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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bonus Open Link

Greetings to all toads and visitors to the imaginary garden!



Today marks the official anniversary of Real Toads, and I invite you all to join in our celebration by sharing a poem, using the Mr Linky, or your thoughts, in the comment box. It also happens to be Mandela Day, marking Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday. He has made a world-wide appeal for people to donate their time - exactly 67 minutes - to serving others. Perhaps this might inspire some poetic thoughts in you today.

My personal thanks go to everyone who has made this site the success it is. You are an on-going source of inspiration to more people than you can imagine.

25 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Yeah... Happy Birthday Imaginary Gardens!!

Laurie Kolp said...

... and thanks for all you do, Kerry!

Mary said...

Amazing that it has been one year already. I linked a poem I had written this morning...life really flows sometimes, faster than one would want!

Kerry O'Connor said...

A very happy day to all! I'm so excited at all we have achieved and look forward to many more wonderful opportunities for this wonderful group of poets.

Herotomost said...

Great work SA and all the others who make the site go....driving, steering, sneering, supporting, hand smacking (when necessary)its not easy to do, but you do it fairly flawlessly, and I appreciate that. Plus all the new friends...such a bonus.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! Have I told you lately that you have shown me a way to grow that I could not have found on my own? I send you love and thanks for the Garden, Kerry.

I am posting a poem I wrote on my 61st birthday a few weeks ago. Psalm 23 had been roaming in my head, so you may see traces of it here.

shawnacy said...

happy anniversary, my toadlies.
Kerry, happiness and long joy to you for this garden of magic.

this poem was one ive been working on for kenias challenge.

Teresa said...

Happy Anniversary!

Mary Mansfield said...

Ice cream and birthday cake in the Garden with the Toads, does it get much better than that? I linked up my long-overdue poem written for Laurie's "demarcation" prompt.

Ella said...

Happy Birthday Toads! We need a Leap Frog cake ;D

Wow, what a wonderful day to celebrate and share with Nelson Mandela :D

What a great prompt...67 min? not 94?
Okay...off to gather my thoughts and cool off!

Helen said...

Pop open the champagne .. dig out the streamers ... find your fireworks ~ cause we're havin' a great big party today! I am blessed to have found this truly amazing group of writers. A labor of love to be sure, however it does involve Toady work, which I so appreciate!!

quillfyre said...

Yes Happy Birthday, Anniversary to the garden and all the toads in it!

Carol

Marian said...

oooooh HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i'm so honored and grateful to be a part of this amazing group! xoxox to Kerry and to all my Toad friends!

Fireblossom said...

Hoppy Birthday to Toads!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

TOADZILLA! Toadtastic! Toaderific! Toad-ally delighted to join the celebration! Break out the root beer floats and crank up the... peaceful wind chimes. I guess the B52s would scare the toads.

Ain't I just too environmentally sensitive?? Amy (um, a bit manic at the moment... wink)

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday garden toads! By the way I enjoy the lovely photos of frogs you have on the site. I am happy to be a new member here and am trying to keep up with commenting. Just getting back into the groove after our vacation now.

Shawnacy, I tried to comment on your poem but comments did not seem to stick.

Heaven said...

Happy happy birthday and anniversary ~

Gloria said...

Happy Anniversary!!

flipside records said...

Happy anniversary to you all. This is a beautiful group of writers.

Hannah said...

Such a wonderful and inspiring place and peeps!!! My poetical life wouldn't be complete without you all!! Thank you all and Kerry a special sentiment of gratitude toward you for all that you do!!

BIG smiles!!

Daydreamertoo said...

Happy 1st Birthday, and congrats on making it such an interesting place to share Kerry.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Happy Birthday, Toads, I, too, cant believe a year has gone by so fast. Kerry, my ENORMOUS gratitude to you for what you have done with this site. It is such a privilege to be frog-paddling along the fringes of this glorious pond.

I have been reading the links and just cant believe what a FEAST we have in here tonight. I have been too busy and exhausted to post, but am so enjoying reading.

Thanks to all Toads for a TERRIFIC year!!!!!!

Abin Chakraborty said...

Happy Birthday to all toads. This has been a wonderful source of inspiration and enrichment. Besties to you all!

Gemma Wiseman said...

I am only relatively new to this site, but already i have found a wonderful welcoming warmth in this community! I am inspired to try new forms and keep the wheels of my creativity turning!
Thank you all so much and the happiest birthday!

vivinfrance said...

Thank you for the cake, the community interraction and all the good things that the Imaginary garden gives us.