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 17, 2012

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the imaginary garden...

© Ellen Wilson

... where Real Toads are free to wander.

I always look forward to Mondays as a happy time of getting together to share the joy of poetry, but in setting up this post, I'm am all too conscious of the tragic loss of human life in Connecticut last week. All of us at Real Toads send our deepest condolences to the bereaved families, along with our love and prayers. Let us dedicate this open link to the children and their teachers, all the brave people who did their utmost to protect the vulnerable, and those who lost their lives.

27 comments:

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Jinksy said...

Though I link to Toads, for a triple whammy!

Laurie Kolp said...

Happy Monday to all!

Ella said...

Happy Monday! I found a poem I used for Memorable Day. Reading it gave me chills...

Thanks Kerry for using my photo :D

WabiSabi said...

Good Morning, poets! Looking forward to some nourishment from the garden today!

Kerry O'Connor said...

All my best to the poets and friends who visit today.

Grace said...

Happy Monday ~

I have linked a new poem/post for OLN and Sunday's mini-challenge as well ~



aprille said...

Yes.
Kerry, I'm so glad you did this.

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cloudfactor5 said...

Happy Open Link Monday ! my deepest condolences to the bereaved families, along with my love and prayers.

Marian said...

thank you, Kerry. i feel rather a mess this morning, to tell the truth. such BIG love to all of you. love, love love.

Hannah said...

I didn't know this was going to be dedicated to them and coincidentally my poem is also written for this instance of such sadness.

Thank you, Kerry for your heart...and all Toads also...thank you.

Susan said...

I happily will go back and dedicate this poem. It is too soon for me to write about the event in question, but this poem loves teaching and children and community.

Herotomost said...

I apologize, the poem I posted was posted before I read the Monday Morning message...I hope I did not offend anyone...I am such an ass.

Herotomost said...

There I posted another that fits the theme a bit better. Sorry.

Timoteo said...

Warm holiday wishes to all.

Emma Major said...

happy Monday everyone, I've linked up a poem inspired by my Rachel and her squiggle today. now off to visit you all

cloudfactor5 said...

Kerry, I was inspired by your dedication of Open Link Monday so I wrote another poem and just posted it, not trying to over post, but the muse called

Kerry O'Connor said...

You are welcome cloudfactor5 - the spirit of this open link is an open-hearted one.

Fireblossom said...

I apologize for not having read the text...I just dashed in this morning and linked up as per normal. I don't think I would have written on this subject in any case, but I wouldn't have linked something totally unrelated, either. Sorry about that, gang.

LV said...

A very nice tribute to the senseless loss of so many precious lives.

vivinfrance said...

I wrote my poem on Saturday to express my sorrow at Friday's horrendous events. The poem I will link today is one I have been working on with poets' favourite words, when I can finally get it to make sense.

Marian said...

i managed to string some fresh words together, like holiday lights, maybe. i hope no one minds me posting a second link. love xoxox!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

kerry, I was going to post my Newtown poem, but today an unexpected blessing came my way, and I just wrote this. I hope all can find some solace in my poem. Take heart: Night only casts a pall when we forget to turn on our lights. Keep your lamps trimmed and burning, folks, and remember to hug every kid you know extra hard. Love love love, Amy

Other Mary said...

My response to the Sandy Hook shooting. It's late and I'm drained but I promise to be back tomorrow and read these wonderful poems. Thank you for the forum.

my heart's love songs said...

i posted this a few days ago.

*hugs* to all

Other Mary said...

Sorry Toads and Gardeners, I fogot to but a link back here on my blog. I just corrected that now.