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 27, 2012

Open Link Monday

Ella's Frog
Photo credit ~ Ellen Wilson
Good day to all members and followers who happen by the imaginary garden this Monday.  Ellen Wilson sent me these gorgeous pics of her friendly garden amphibian - surely a real toad?

Our weekly Open Link provides all-comers with the opportunity to share a poem, either recent or something saved in the archives.
There are no rules, just the simple stipulation to link up your original work, free from advertising your personal meme, and the encouragement to visit and comment on the work of other poets who use this space. There is no restriction on the poems you may have written and submitted to other sites as an individual prompt response. We would love the opportunity to see the results of your creative endeavors.


Frog's Home
photo credit ~ Ellen Wilson


23 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

This is my first link - a thank you to everyone for their jkind words the Sunday before last.

aprille said...

Good morning,
"Here's one I made earlier".
End of the strawberry season, and haven't they been briliiant this summer.
Have a good week, toads.
Have you had a specific toad prompt this year?

Aidz Giannini said...

Gday, okay just updated me site a few bugs to sort out, so hope its all kewl

Mary said...

Monday greetings, everyone! Shared something light I wrote a week or so ago. Have a good day!

Susan said...

Good morning! Lovely how Monday always arrives, and with it this chance to strut. I brought out some very old stuff indeed.

A special good morning for Kerry today after a very busy and thought provoking weekend.

Mary said...

Oh, I also want to add...very nice pictures, Ellen!

Marian said...

good morning, Toads, and love that big toad, Ellen!

PattiKen said...

I'm late as usual. Didn't get this linked in on Sunday, because it didn't come to me until the middle of the night last night -- literally, in my dreams. So I'm bringing it in for Open Link Monday. Kerry, I loved your daughter's photos.

Hannah said...

Oh, Ella thank you for your "real-toad!!"

I'm so happy to be here today...I look forward to reading into the creative hearts of each of you!

Thank you and smiles!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Patti, this link takes us back to Real Toads. Please try again.

Kerry O'Connor said...

One from the archives from me.

Timoteo said...

Mornin' Toads! Just me and the chickens here today.

PattiKen said...

Oops, sorry! Please delete that first link.

manicddaily said...

In Florida under a torrential rain today, may turn off internet access- a bit worried about my computer shorting. (Agh.)

k.

Mary Mansfield said...

Happy Monday to all who venture forth into the Garden!

Laurie Kolp said...

I'm experiencing a bit of sadness/empty nest feelings today b/c my kids started back to school.

Margaret said...

Thinking of those in FL!! Stay safe. And I hear you, Laurie. I'm only a partial empty nest, but I miss them just the others just the same. Will be 'round later this evening.

Barbara said...

I love reading all the poems linked here. I wish I could follow the prompts quickly enough to post! Alas, I am a slow poet!

Ella said...

Happy to see my photos ;D Thanks Kerry! I'll be back...
Hope everyone is doing well~

Jim said...

Nice toad you were given
but toads are not my calling
for you, gift from heaven
to me old frog crawling

They are nice pictures, Mama.
..

underthetoadstool said...

I wrote this one today. I apologise, in advance, for its darkness.

http://underthetoadstool.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/dark-heap-tb/

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hi Aidz. I'm sorry but I tried to leave a comment on your website. When it said enter email address, I saw nowhere to enter it.
I loved the new look, though. Your poem is very soothing read against the background of the evening light.

Jinksy said...

Perhaps magic deserves a closer look? :)