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, December 3, 2012

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the garden...

© Ellen Wilson

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

Good day to all members and followers of Real Toads.  Ellen Wilson sent me a selection of photos to get us in the holiday spirit, and this nest looks like it belongs in an imaginary garden.

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. Our prime motivation is to grow through sharing and to support the writing of others, while being inspired ourselves.


21 comments:

Listening Daisy said...

I might not have time Monday morning so I am linking now. I hope to see all of your work!

Mary said...

Happy Monday. I will visit yours later today.

Karen said...

This is a few years old, but since I couldn't come up with anything new for "missing," this has been on my mind. RIP, Mister.

Emma Major said...

I always find it hard to choose what to link, off to choose something now

Margaret said...

I also posted this on Sunday Mini-Challenge.

my heart's love songs said...

Happy December everyone!

i had some things come up that have me running behind, but i will be back asap to visit everyone!

Ella said...

Happy Monday Toads!
I'll be back
Thank you Kerry, for sharing my nest ;D

Marian said...

good morning, lovely people!

Heaven said...

My post is the Sunday challenge -form and picture ~

Lately, I am having issues with my computer at home...I can't see the links of Mr. Linky. I have been trying to fix it so please be patient with me ~

Happy Monday to all ~

Timoteo said...

Monday again...every seven days it just seems to come around! Today we are tackling that confusing and confounding subject of romance...enjoy!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a beautiful little winter nest!!!!! Lovely!

Hannah said...

I will be back to read you all my friends!! So nice to see so many hopping in the garden! :)'s

Susan said...

Kerry, I have broken the rules a bit, but I hope you will indulge me today. I won't do it again. Have a wonderful marvelous week!

Kay L. Davies said...

Kerry, I actually wrote this while we were away, then forgot about it until this afternoon. O well, I'm only 19th, not 75th or something.
Now to make a few calls on others' blogs.
K

Kay L. Davies said...

Kerry, I actually wrote this while we were away, then forgot about it until this afternoon. O well, I'm only 19th, not 75th or something.
Now to make a few calls on others' blogs.
K

Kim Nelson said...

I'm late to the garden party, but don't worry! I'll visit you all tomorrow!

Margaret said...

I am taking a couple days break - and will catch up on Sunday & Monday's comments as soon as I can. I need to help my kids deal with the loss of our dog, Moxie. We will be picking her up tomorrow and putting her to sleep most likely on Wednesday. I don't think I have ever cried this much.

Susie Clevenger said...

Sorry, it seems my the link I put on takes me right back to real toads. Blogger is really acting up for me tonight.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

So it's Tuesday. This was written for a prompt last Wednesday. Gee, Mr. Linky was closed at dverse, what a surprise? And my butt? NOT in gear! Thanks, Kerry, because I worked hard on this and there's a favorite photo of mine in it... Peace, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/12/04/missing-charlotte/

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Kerry, thank you for including my late poem (about my late mother) in the Linky section. I am one who does not "drop and run," and today, I finally came back (depression/ MRI of brain pan, busy week and rather hard, frankly) and read a bunch of these. Such an amazing group of toads, and all so real. This writing and this community? They give me hope. Bless you. Peace, Amy

Karen said...

Sorry that my link didn't take. I'll try again if you could please remove that one.

This is a response to last week's prompt. I am really slow.

In case Mr. Linky doesn't work:

http://keepingsecrets-karen.blogspot.com/2012/12/yea-though-i-walk.html