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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 15, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...


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So begins the third week of NaPoWriMo! I have been blown away by the overall standard of the poetry that has been linked to our prompts, and I am sure that many other poems have been written since OLM last week, which we have not all had the opportunity to read yet. Feel free to share what you have written with us today. All our regular Members and Followers, who have opted out of the attempt to complete 30 poems in April, are invited to link up poems of their choice, either old or new. With so much extraordinary poetry around we should have a wealth of reading material to enjoy today.

17 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, Kerry, you'll be blown away by the overall non-standard of my submission today. I've been fooling around with this one for a while, and another one, too, so it was either my dear Mr. Kipling again, or something called "toast and dentures" (for which you'll have to wait at least a week).
Such fun to see my name in Place No. 1, but I'm sure that when I post my comment, I'll see I've been usurped by others in other time zones.
Am loving this challenge by the way.
K

Loredana Donovan said...

Good morning, everyone:) I just linked from my phone the poem for Joy's Sunday challenge, which I wrote late last night. Enjoy and have a good week :)

Jinksy said...

Mine's a quickie, hot of the presses!

aprille said...

I've been blown away too: by the kindness of the toads as a group and by the wonderfully encouraging atmosphere you created here for members and followers alike.
It has made this month's journey extra special.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Day 15!! Phew.

Marian said...

yeah, 15! keep cranking em out, friends!

Susan said...

I love the way you gift us with flowers on each Monday, Kerry. It looks like flowers will thrive here this spring.

Emma Major said...

today I've been writing poetry that makess me laugh in an attempt to lift myself out of the funk. I hope you enjoy it too

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Well, the first "crowns" of crocuses have presented, so I'm hoping the birthing won't be long now!

This month has been a joy so far, and I've linked up one of maybe two that was a non-Toads poem.

Still reeling from the beauty of Joaquin Sorolla y Batista. Went to a site and got images of a hundred paintings. Extraordinary.

Love to all my Toads, Amy

Helen said...

Last tanka ~~ promise (at least for a while.) Thank you for the brief respite, Kerry.

Timoteo said...

A wild and rollicking tale for you this time, Toads, and amazingly, it's all true.

Margaret said...

Good Monday to all of you. I will be back later to read and comment. Love these creative Monday poems.

Gina Gao said...

Poetry has always been pretty hard for me, but at least I'm trying.

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Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Monday...I am frantically playing catch up with my goal of 30 poems in 30 days. Six more poems to write. I pray I an make it!! So much grief on my mind!

Kay L. Davies said...

Serves me right for posting in the wee hours in order to be #1. Found a plethora of typos today, and Susan found one for me.
From now on, I'll be content with being last, after I've done some serious proofreading and editing.
K

Shirley said...

What a very interesting blog. I will have to come again and read past post's. I love to read poetry and your blog sure has lots of them. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a nice comment on my flower pictures. I appricated that.

Other Mary said...

I have a silly one today fellow toads! Thanks for this forum. I'll have to comment tomorrow...I have no idea how it got so late!