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, June 24, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden!

photo by Marian Kent, My Children's Garden
Greetings, everyone! I believe this is the first time I’m extending the Monday open link invitation, with Kerry away on vacation, so I thought I’d share a glimpse of the inhabitants of our garden. They’re not always so easy to photograph, preferring privacy for their assembly. So I am grateful that they agreed to pose for us today. Quite inspirational, that fellowship!

Without further delay, a warm invitation is extended to all friends of the Real Toads to share a poem today via our link-up, and to enjoy the writing of others who join in. All comments and reviews are greatly appreciated, so please do visit others sharing their work this week as well. Thank you, and I look forward to reading your writing. Have a great week!


25 comments:

grapeling said...

Being late for Friday's prompt makes me early for OLM. Have a good week, all. ~ M

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

What will I be in my next life???

Susie Clevenger said...

Hello everyone. Hope this week will be good to you!

L. Edgar Otto said...

Trying to write haiku based on how the Japanese count syllables so to try to see English that way. If you recall Ying Ying (means stars I think) was a Panda Bear.

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aprille said...

Hiya Marian,
still leaving "your phone off the hook" so to speak?
Maybe my thought waves reach you when I say to myself: 'I like that' :-)

Timoteo said...

Howdy Toads! Hope your weekend was good...if not, today's another chance to get it right.

Margaret said...

Good MONDAY, Toads and fellow poets. I am having a new cable service installed so will be off-line for part of the day. Will visit later this afternoon.

Marian said...

Hello, pals!
Monday, Monday.
Oh how I love thee,
Monday. Sigh.

Other Mary said...

Thanks for the forum! I've MIA for awhile; it's good to be back in the garden with you all!

Abin Chakraborty said...

Marian, I havent been able to comment on your post for the last couple of weeks.I dont know why but I just can see the link to post the comments.So let me use this box to let u know that ur take on left-eye twitches was superb.the last line came so casually and yet acted as such a clincher.

Marian said...

thank you, Abin! i disabled comments a week or two ago in an experiment to see what it would do to my psyche and my writing :)

is anyone else here having trouble with the RT page loading? i've been having various problems with it for several days, not just on my home computer, but also on my phone and on my work computer. anyone else?

Susan said...

Hey Marian! I love your Pic with the Garden Denizens! Real Garden and Imaginary toads! I may use a few more !!!!!!!!! I posted my poem in Coxsackie, NY. Now I'm on the train tracks near Poughkeepsie. An d I may be in Pennsylvania before reading the poems here. Have a good week.

LadyCat said...

Adorable frog and turtle. Two of my favorite critters!

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

So cute!

wkkortas said...

This isn't really a poem, but then I'm not really a poet, so...

Dulce said...

Thanks for the invitation and inspiration... some how I got from here... i am joining and linking after a very long while

Hugs to all the toads
D.

LV said...

You have done a lot of work to your garden. I love it. So pretty.

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Oops times 2--#26, 27 links here are for the Jim Morrison prompt which I have down correctly on the other screen. Not sure how to delete these two!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Poking around in the stacks, I tripped over this one from an old Toads prompt........I had forgotten it, like so many others.

Herotomost said...

Hallelujah!!! I finally made it to the site for a post...an old post, but a post nonetheless. Maybe you likeee, maybe you don't. Happy Monday!!!!

Other Mary said...

Sorry Toads! I forgot to link back here earlier, but I've corrected that now. :o)

Leovi said...

That pretty picture! I really like this little corner garden!

Marian said...

Patricia, i took care your links for you, liked your Jim Morrison poem, though.
i also removed a couple links to a photography site. nice photos, but the Imaginary Garden open link is for sharing poetry.

Hannah said...

Marian!! Love the gathering there in the garden!! :)