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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 8, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

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Good day to all members, friends and visitors on another glorious Monday. To those who have completed the first week of NaPoWriMo, we offer words of encouragement and invite you to share one of the poems that you wrote this week, which has not been linked to a previous prompt on Real Toads. We would love to have the chance to catch up on any great poetry we may have missed. To our regular followers of OLM, please feel free to link up a poem of your choice to share with us today. Visits and commentary are always much appreciated.

 

26 comments:

Margaret said...

This was for last Tuesday's challenge from Fireblossom - Let's Do the Time Warp. I tweaked the rules a bit by three years ... ?

Happy Monday, Toads... I'm a bit sad my vacation is over... sigh.

Opal Zushaquon said...

Oooh, ooh, I got one for you, Mr. Kotter! I just wrote it too!
I don't know if any of you remember Welcome Back Kotter. Gosh, I'm old!

aprille said...

I'm stuck now. This weekend nothing seemed to be forthcoming, so here one from last friday that some may have seen already. I'm finding it very difficult compared to last year.

Jinksy said...

In for a penny, in for a pound - and I'm in for 30 days of April, it seems! Thanks for the chance to link the latest ♥

Laura said...

what a gorgeous Tulip!

Mary said...

I added my Wordsworth-themed poem which I wrote yesterday and added very late in the day.

Susan said...

Mine is from Day 2. For six days, I was blocked from Blogger and so received no prompts from the Garden and had no access to my own Blog. What a relief to be back! This poem was an exercise in writing dactyls that turned into more, I think, with attitude and beat.

myheartslovesongs.com said...

it's after 4:30am so i'll have to come back to visit others.

have a lovely week everyone!

Steve King said...

Good morning. I'm a first time visitor here though I see some familiar names. I look forward to reading.

asteria's canvass said...

im still searching for a title on this one, could sure use some help.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

HI!! It was really nice of you to stop by to pay me a visit over the weekend.

And I must say I LOVE this beautiful golden yellow tulip. The water droplets make for s delicious, dramatic image.

Robert Gibson said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity :) I love reading other people's poems ... I will enjoy the contributions this week!

Marian said...

good morning, poetry fiends!

Jim said...

If I long till then I would like do it next year. XD
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Timoteo said...

Hey Toads...this week, come to the islands with me!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Asteria, I did visit you, and what a gorgeous blog. Title included in comment.

This poem is the only one I have written for NaPoWriMo that wasn't to a Toads prompt. I've pitched a very small tent in a back corner and plan to stay all month. THe vibe, the smaller community here... I truly appreciate this blog. Thanks so much, Amy

Kim Nelson said...

Grateful to be in the garden this morning!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Amy, you are more than welcome to share our space. We are happy to have you here and I have enjoyed your contributions to our prompts.

Emma Major said...

this is one which took a previous poem and switched out

Herotomost said...

Dashed out a new one for this Monday since I have been gone for a while. Hope eveyone is doing well...Happy Monday!!!!

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Kerry, thanks for the welcome. The coffee was great this morning, brewed as it was on the glowing campfire. I'm thinking of putting a Marriage Equality rainbow flag - small, tasteful - atop my tent!!

Love all you Toads, Amy

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for the push, Marian. I found a picture to inspire me to a few lines :-)

Ella said...

Off to look! I in garden mode and craving dirt, lol.

I'll be back...
Happy Monday Toads!

Other Mary said...

Here's #8 - thanks for the Open Link toads! :o)

wkkortas said...

What I've foisted upon you good people is a re-build of something I'd submitted to journals here and there without realizing just how bad it was. I think it's slightly less awful now.

Margaret said...

I will be back in the morning to comment. I just got done working on my challenge for Friday and now it is time for bed. I really love this Garden of creativity! You guys are awesome. See you in the morning.