|In The Garden ~ Childe Hassam|
These days, it seems one cannot open a newspaper without reading of catastrophic natural disasters, mad gunmen or tragic human drama. As I set up this post (on Sunday morning), I am thinking about our former president, Nelson Mandela, who was rushed to hospital last night with failing health. I am in desperate need of good news, and Monday seems a good place to start afresh, with a positive outlook. Thus, I encourage a celebration of poetry here at Real Toads. Let us spend a happy day together in a creative environment, where reading, learning and growing are our prime motives in sharing a poem with friends and new-comers alike.