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 22, 2012

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the garden ...

In the Head Toad's Garden it's Spring!

... where real toads like to hangout every Monday.


Good day to all toads, wanderers and bards! Whether you are feeling the cold approach of Winter or are looking forward to the warm days of Summertime, you are most welcome to spend some time in our garden. Share a tale, visit with a friend, leave your thoughts behind. 

This open link affords us all the opportunity to present a poem of our own choice, without any stipulation except that this space be treated with due consideration for all, in the Real Toads spirit.


24 comments:

Aidz Giannini said...

I like this living in Oz Im always first well usually... an easier week so I promise to do some commenting... well thats the plan

Susie Clevenger said...

Good Morning everyone. I hope this will be a great week for all!!

aprille said...

Good morning all toads [and toadies]. So good to see something growing so prettily. Lysianthus?
Looking forward to seeing more from Kerry's garden to save our spirits in our barren winter justabout to start here up North.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Common Iris. Perhaps Lysianthus is its fancy name? We had a weekend of torrential rain - good for the garden but I'm happy that Monday dawned bright and sunny.

Madhavi said...

Submitted the link...

Mary said...

I have added my most complex poem written in a while. Hope you all enjoy a Happy Monday!

Timoteo said...

Well, some things are too disgusting to be doing in public...that's my focus for today. Happy Halloweenie, Toads!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Just felt like dancing, this morning! Happy Monday, Toads!

Margaret said...

This is also for Sunday's Mini-Challenge and posted here as I was gone all weekend hiking a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC. I would love to live there someday.

shawnacy said...

it's short!
so good to see you all. can't wait to read what you've been up to.

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

This Monday prompt gave a chance to focus!

Susan said...

I'm relieved to be home. I am too much of a hermit to be reading poems and making friends with people who are actually present: I fear volunteering for committees, having ideas I should put into practice--you know--things I did too much of once upon a time. I'm just not ready yet. Retirement is so sweet, I just want to bask here for a while and sort through the accumulations of several other lifetimes.

Ella said...

Love to visit the garden~ I am behind but will try to visit you back from Laurie's Zen post, forward~
I hope everyone is well! ATB

Kerry O'Connor said...

@ Patricia. I can't leave my comment on your blog because I can't sign in using the 3 options available. Sorry about that but I really liked your Autumnal scene.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Hi All,

I am linking an older piece--I hope I got the link done correctly. Happy Monday! We had our first rain!!!

Other Mary said...

Thank you for the opportunity to link. I'm excited to read everyone's offerings this week!

Gail said...

Cool! I didn't have a current post with poetry so I chose an old one. Hope that's okay.

Laura said...

gorgeous photo!

Loredana Donovan said...

Hi everyone, beautiful spring photo. I've been contemplating friendship today ... thus a poem has blossomed :)

Marian said...

hey toads, whoosh, Monday night already. i'm still playing with Jueju so here's another one. xoxo & have a good week!

Margaret said...

Loved all the Jueju poems!! What a lovely form (and NO ryhming! :) I watched the Presidential debates instead of commenting on Open Monday.... will be back in the morning to read here.

my heart's love songs said...

i almost made it on time this week. {smile} i hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Karen said...

What a gorgeous flower!

Loredana Donovan said...

I'm making the rounds visiting everyone now. I could not leave a comment for Patricia on wordpress, but wanted to say I enjoyed the apple poem :)