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, January 14, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

Snowdrops by Lisa Jarvis under Creative Commons Licence
Smeaton Lake, East Linton, England

... and the company of real toads.


Good day to all poet friends! I hope that today will be a very good Monday and the start to a productive week. I say this in the hopes of boosting my own morale, since it is the first day of school in South Africa, which means back to work for me after six weeks of Summer vacation. I shall certainly look forward to a relaxed evening reading the wonderful poetry on offer here today, so without further ado link up your work, visit your friends, welcome a new guest and let's talk poetry.

26 comments:

Isadora Gruye said...

Posting a bit of a teaser for tomorrow's Toads in Tandem

listeningdaisy said...

I love the snow drops picture! I can't wait to see what everyone posts.

listeningdaisy said...

I love the snow drops picture! I can't wait to see what everyone posts.

Susan said...

Hey Kerry and Isadora! Imagine the first day of school in January! I hope that means that the air is cooling toward autumn.

I'm posting a ribbon poem.

Susie Clevenger said...

Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone!!

Emma Major said...

I love snowdrops, they're not out yet this year but then this morning we have a covering of snow :) have a great week everyone

jasmine calyx said...

Good Monday morning to you all.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I still have a little longer of summer holidays! But I'm sure I will feel the same way when I return to school! Right now, I have been struggling to find my poetic pen - other than haiku! And the struggle has been happening since I wrote final year reports!

aprille said...

Kerry, I so hope that you will get pleasure from being back at school. Do the buildings have air-conditioning?
We will miss your inspiring prompts but the Easter hols will soon be there. Meanwhile enjoy your 'September' weather.

Karen said...

Have a wonderful school year! I always feel as if the new school term is the beginning of the year...so, Happy New Year!

Sayantini Bhattacharya said...

Happy Monday!!

Grandmother said...

Hope your school year is fun!

Marian said...

izy + marian = yikes!
good morning, toads! xo

Grace said...

Good morning everyone ~

My post is from Sunday's challenge ~

manicddaily said...

Hi Monday! (Ugh!) (I'm not ughing about poetry!) k.

Fireblossom said...

izy + marian = YES!

Hannah said...

A post to show the tiny poems I've been doing each day...inspired of only what's in my lil' world.

Fair-Warning for Fireblossom: They are the unspeakable...hai**!! ;)

Smiles!

Fireblossom said...

Thanks for the warning, Hannah Banana!

Hannah said...

You're so welcome, Shay...just lookin' out for ya...didn't want you to go into hai** shock! ;)

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Hi all! My house is a toasty 52 degrees today! Huddling under a blanket and ready to read!

vivinfrance said...

Good luck and bon courage for the return to work.

I don't know why, but my better poems all seem to come from wordles. Once again, I've linked this week's wordle

my heart's love songs said...

trying to get things done in the "real" world so taking me a few days to visit everyone.

have a great week!

Kim Nelson said...

Long day, but I am happy to step into the garden.

Dana Leah said...

new here, invited by a fellow poet over on PU. looking forward to connecting with all of you. x

shawnacy said...

long lost hello to everyone. i've been missing you toads so much recently. hope to stop in this week. <3

Judy Roney said...

Enjoying Open Link Monday here on a Wednesday. I am nothing if not consistent. :) Happy Wednesday!