Definition

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.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Open Link Monday

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I think that wherever we live in the varied world, we are all feeling that the change of seasons is almost upon us, something which is sure to be reflected in our gardens, parks, farms or flower boxes. After reading many poems over the weekend, I notice how clearly it is reflected in our writing too, as evident change in our surroundings is bound to stimulate creative thought. It is always a delight for me to find myself in this particular garden on a Monday, and I look forward to enjoying many pieces of writing shared on this open forum today.

Everyone is welcome to join in with original writing, so please link up your latest piece, or a poem from your archives.  Stay a while, and visit with those who have linked up alongside you - your words of encouragement are greatly appreciated.

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20 comments:

sreeja harikrishnan said...

This Garden matters...really...

Fireblossom said...

Happy Monday, Toads! I am off work today and so will have a chance to visit more than I usually do. I am looking forward to seeing all of your poems!

Marian said...

good morning, fair Toads!

Ella said...

Hello Toads, I'll be leaping around trying to play catch up~ Hope everyone is doing well~

Timoteo said...

Loads of Toads!
Here's a little senryu stew for you this morning!

kaykuala said...

Hi everyone! A little something from me

Hank

aprille said...

Mortified:
1st link is wrong page
2nd one is the correct one.
My mouse has a will of its own.
So sorry for the extra work Kerry.

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Monday dear Toads. May this be a great week for everyone!

Ella said...

ooops can someone delete my #5 post...I goofed! Sorry~

PattiKen said...

Happy Monday, folks. I'm happy to be playing again this week.

Susan said...

Happy noon-time! I used to love poetry readings, concerts, and plays at noon back when I was a graduate student . . . and I love reliving that now from my comfortable desk chair at home. Kerry, I know this is the middle of your night . . . have a happy day.

Poet Laundry said...

One from the "archives" but since my blog is in infancy it's not from too far back. Thanks to all--happy day :)

Fireblossom said...

Susie's link doesn't work for me. :-(

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Much love and kindness to you all. Once again, today's offering is an older poem, but offered as a tribute to Alice. Thanks for the kind support - Mosk

Susie Clevenger said...

I don't know why my first link didn't work, but I sent it again and it looks like it is working now.

W.k. kortas said...

Another week, another older one with a facelift.

manicddaily said...

Hi Toads - I read Kortas comment above about another older one with a facelift and felt like it was a suggestion for my own visage! (Ha!) I finding new weird creases every week. And also have a bit of a flu today so feeling extremely decrepit. Will poetry help???? Hope so. k.

myheartslovesongs.com said...

hope everyone has a wonderful week!

flipside records said...

I love the pictures you selected for this post. :) So cute! And yes, I have been feeling autumn in the air for a week or so. I can hardly wait.

Thanks so much for all the great comments on my poem; I'm jumping in to read everyone now.

Margaret said...

I will be swinging by tomorrow morning, early. I have a new puppy now that gets me up at the CRACK of dawn :)