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, October 15, 2012

Open Link Monday

Welcome to our garden ...

Source: Favim.com

... where real toads like to hang out every Monday.



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

27 comments:

Aidz Giannini said...

Yes its Monday... I still have computer issues, being repaired as we speak, work is piling up (where I get paid) I do promise to visit you all n comment when I can

Abin Chakraborty said...

the past few weeks have been tough.I couldnt link last week.neither could read much of others due to computer problems of my own.hopefully i can compensate this week.

shawnacy said...

hi all! gonna try my damndest to get to everyone this week.
posting a weird kind of piece, thoughts and crits greatly welcome.
happy october, tribe.

aprille said...

Good morning toads and visitors.
These weeks: don't they just fly by. Let's make the most of this one.

Jinksy said...

I wrote this as pentametric blank verse late last night, and would love to know whether it would count as a prose poem? Critiques welcomed. :)

Mary said...

I am sharing a poem I wrote in 2008...from before I knew anything at all about the 'blogosphere' and would have hesitated to put my poems anywhere that the 'world' could see! Sometimes it is nice to look back.....

flipside records said...

What a gorgeous field of wildflowers!

Ella said...

ooh, this is a gorgeous photo! :D
Happy Monday Toads~

Barbara said...

Happy to be joining the party again. I'll return later to read the poems! Busy day today!

Laura said...

wow, what an amazing image!!!

Kenia Cris said...

Happy Monday everybody. I've linked a second poem I've written this morning. Hope you enjoy! :*

Marian said...

hello, friends xoxo

Susie Clevenger said...

A beautiful Monday...beautiful photo. I am sharing from my Susie's Sentences blog today. It is personal, but perhaps someone needs to read it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks to Shawna for her inspiring words over at Flipside Records.

underthetoadstool said...

Greetings toads, happy Monday.

Crayfish.

Timoteo said...

Almost Halloween, toads...and I will dress up like a prince again.

Mary Mansfield said...

Happy Hoppy Monday to everyone visiting the Garden!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Hi All,

I am putting up an older piece that I re-read thought--"hey I still like this one." Hope you do too.

Susan said...

I put up my Angel piece from Theme Thursday--"Be an angel"--So be an angel and stop by to visit. I'll be out for a late night class today so I'll be back to read everything tomorrow.

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

A bit late, this Monday, but I posted a poem today on my blog for this day!

Karen said...

Sorry about the bad link. I don't know why that happened, but I apologize that I can't remove it.

Loredana Donovan said...

Hi Toads! This is my first time participating. I found you through my poet friends at Poetry Jam. Looking forward to reading everyone's poems and make new friends :) Will follow you. Have a great day!

Margaret said...

I am off to pick up my daughter from an after school activity, but WILL be back to participate and catch up later tonight.

Hannah said...

I realize it is late in the day to link but I thought I'd throw this to the wind if any would like to read and if you do I'll be sure to return a read! Smiles!

Daydreamertoo said...

Bit late adding my effort but, better late than never. Thanks Kerry.

my heart's love songs said...

i know i'm late to the party, but i'm looking forward to some wonderful poetry tonight!

Loredana Donovan said...

Hi, I enjoyed visiting a lot of you, and thank you to those who returned the visits and warm welcome. Special thanks to Laura Hegfield for her encouraging comment and for following my blog. I'm honored :) Have a nice weekend, everyone :)