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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, April 1, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

April flowers photo: April flowers DSCF1394.jpg
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Yesterday, I announced that Real Toads would be hosting a prompt a day in April, in addition to our usual monthly schedule, and it was no April Fools Day joke! Today marks the first day of NaPoWriMo and we, at Real Toads, would like to wish everyone who intends to participate the very best of luck.

We begin the week with our usual Open Link, which extends an open invitation to all poets to link up a poem of their choice. This month the emphasis is on inspiration and support of all poets who frequent RT, and let us show the love by visiting the blogs of other poets who have added links beside our own.



Be sure to come over to the Imaginary Garden tomorrow for the first of our April prompts.

24 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Good Morning! Hope all will have a great day! Happy April Writing!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, no prompt today because it's a Monday. Hmm, I always enjoy having a prompt.
However, it isn't April here for another half hour, so I'll zip through my iPhoto to see if an idea leaps out at me.
K

Akila G said...

An old one! here from me...

Anunoy Samanta said...

I've already decided to write 30 poems in 30 days... sharing here the first one...
and wish me luck to sustain my motivation :-D

Fireblossom said...

Happy Monday, Toads! I'm not doing NaNo Na Na, but look forward to a month's worth of challenges here.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I hope that we can all have some fun this month - both the long and short distance runners.

aprille said...

Well, this can make one feel a bit of a fool.Just imagine we did this the year round :-)

asteria's canvass said...

considering d tech challanged i am i linked god knows what thru my smart phn.. :/ sorry

Grace said...

Happy Monday to everyone ~

Jim said...

Pretty April flowers you found for today ~~ Happy April Fools Day!!

Thank you for doing this Toad meme.
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Jennifer A. Jilks said...

April is here!

Charleen said...

Good Morning! Hope you enjoy my poem!

Marian said...

i quit. i can't do it. i have no time, i hate poetry, i hate writing even more, and i have nothing to say. you can't make me do it!!
(april fool's! hah hah!) xo

Timoteo said...

We call it April Fool's Day here in the states, and because there is no shortage of fools, everyone has fun with it!

Grandmother said...

Happy Day 1! I'm feeling the love and support!

Margaret said...

Couldn't stay away :) I might be posting while on my "vacation" as my daughters have brought their laptop along. I will be playing with "ten minutes or less" poem writing (and photos, OF COURSE!) I'll be back later this evening.

Ella said...

Glorious....I will ponder! I am surrounded in a sea of paper butterflies, glue and my family.
Mmh, maybe that will inspire a poem?!
Happy Monday Toads!

Emma Major said...

I've linked up the pinnacle of my Easter poems before I start NaPoWriMo, so glad to journey with you lively lovely poets

Peggy said...

I look forward to the prompt a day month, Kerry and all who supply them. My inspiration has felt quite flat lately for some reason but I did post a poem today done for a wordle that was supposed to be for yesterday. Oh well. A prompt a day will help me I think during this period of creativity slumber.

Ella said...

I am torn...perhaps my A-Z challenge should of been poetry~
I will do what I can...
Happy April everyone~

Other Mary said...

Great that you're doing this! Thanks - I'll be here as many days as I can!

Spectra Ghostseeker said...

You kidders, you! I'm glad it was a joke. I (and my fellow Team Netherworld members) are already doing the A to Z writing challenge across six blogs, plus NaPoWriMo. Someone's gonna end up in a straight jacket at this rate!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Yay, it's April! Month of sweating and swearing, of ranting and panting. Happy NaPoWriMo!! Or, as I said on my blog today, "The game is afoot, Watson. Watson, the foot is a game. A game, Watson, the foot is. Yeah, I’m ready!"

Happy journey to all. Love, Amy

Sabio Lantz said...

Well, better late than never, perhaps. I just posted one here -- a poem where I study my own poem.
Since folks don't come back to look at Mr. Linky, maybe they's visit after I visit some of them.

I will suggest again that you put a time limit on each Mr. Linky. That way some folks will feel an obligation to come back and recheck by the end. Maybe 24 or 36 hours. Just my thoughts.