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Welcome to all poets who have come to join us in the imaginary garden this Monday. As you may know, our blog name was derived from Marianne Moore's Poetry, more specifically the lines:
make a distinction
however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the
result is not poetry,
nor till the poets among us can be
insolence and triviality and can present
for inspection, 'imaginary gardens with real toads in them', shall
It is often our task to create an imaginative environment in which the harsh realities of human existence is exposed; it is not our business to fear the 'real toads', but to drag them out from under their rocks and examine them for poetic truth. It is also true, that all poets owe a huge debt to those who have come before them, the intrepid path-finders, who led the way by their own examples.
In our anniversary month, it would have been remiss of me not to acknowledge the very poet who gave rise to our mission here at Real Toads.
Read more about Marianne Moore HERE.
Once again, you are invited to share a poem of your choice with us - something old; something new. The work should be original, and an individual piece. Please do not use our link to advertise your own blogsite or meme. Management reserves the right to remove inappropriate links.