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, August 26, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden ...


photo credit: @Doug88888 via photopin cc

Warm greetings to all our visitors and friends! We will be seeing the end of our recent collaborative features this week with our final pairing of newest members, Amy and LaTonya. The collaborations are held every six months, so we will get a chance to work together again in the new year. Our regular features will continue to offer all poets many interesting and varied prompts to inspire writing. These challenges are open to anyone who cares to participate, and we welcome enthusiastic responses to each prompt. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank all the Real Toad contributors for their tireless efforts to maintain this perpetual stream of creative ideas. It is no mean feat, and I, for one, do not take their time spent for granted.

Now, to the good stuff! Please feel free to share your poetry using the open link we provide for that purpose. Remember that there are no rules or regulations governing the post you choose to share, so long as it is poetry (not photography). Poems written for prompts on other sites are welcome, so long as there is no overt advertising for that meme in commentary. Above all, enjoy your time spent here by reading and supporting the work of others.

  



19 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

Happy Monday:) thus life is like a road-trip, where we all compete our journey and on the way make many friends.

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Monday everyone!

Jim said...

Goo morning, Kerry and all. "Happy Monday" is the word, I believe.

I hope I am not breaking a rule today, mine is close to not being poetry but I will try to sneak it in as a prose poem. I am not so good at being poetic at them still but I have done better in the past.
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Jim said...

"Goo" Morning to the typo above.

I am sorry to have missed the tributes to Amy and LaTonya. We are still out of the U.S. in London having left July 4th. I will try to catch up.

And here is another big THANK YOU for hosting,
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Marian said...

good morning, Toads! let's all have a good week. mine was a bit rough last week, so this one's gonna be better. be well, everyone!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Prose poetry, or short fiction is welcome, Jim.

Margaret said...

I posted this a bit late to my challenge on Friday - so thanks to those who have already read it! :)

ed pilolla said...

hey great to be here! i hope everyone has a wonderful week, and i look forward to reading...

Mademoiselle Modelle said...

A little bit of weekend travel & looking forward to spending some time reading this list of poems. Thanks for hosting!

Emma Major said...

A sad one today from me, nine years since my baby Kendi died. Tomorrow I'll be back to catch up xxx

manicddaily said...

Hey Kerry - not sure this qualifies as not clearly poem or prose and title isn't quite right either, I fear, but I thought you might enjoy. I haven't been able to do Toads attribution as am at office but will. Thanks again for all you do. k.

Susan said...

I leave a tiny haiku a few of you have read--tho I have rewritten it since--Lovely Monday to you all.

Raining Iguanas said...

I want to thank Margaret for inviting me to link my poem. Now I'm headed out to pay you all a long overdue visit.

grapeling said...

Hi, I'm grapeling and I'm a Fibonacci-aholic. Kerry, feel free to ban any future Fibs from me.

Ella said...

I am late to the party! I look forward to visiting everyone :D

Margaret said...

I will be swinging around Tuesday morning to read everyone's poems. "Back to school" has worn me out for the day :)

T.A. Woods said...

I did a video with me reading spoken word. I didn't notice any statements saying that videos weren't allowed. I hope I'm okay on this. I'll be doing the rounds of post in my A.M. Good night all!

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Friends,

I apologize for being AOL. Missed you all. Will be by soon.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Tamara, your poem is very moving - and such an important subject.