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, October 21, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden ...

photo credit: Tie Guy II via photopin cc

Greetings to all poets on this marvellous Monday! The world is full of marvels, is it not? It says something of the poetic spirit that such things are witnessed and expressed in words upon the page where they may impact on another passer-by. The Imaginary Garden provides a place where we can share these words, so please link up a poem of your choice and spend what time you have to enjoy the work of others.


21 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

Happy monday!

L. Edgar Otto said...

and happy Monday to you and all... I wrote this darker piece in the confusion of these times... shutting down memorials, to whom did it matter? But I am not sure on some level that there is darkness enhances how we spend our light... I find it hard to keep up so respond to such a fine constellation of poets...

grapeling said...

Good week to all... a double post, for the Tanka prompt, and OLN. ~ M

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Monday everyone! Hope it will be a great week for all!

Rachelle Smith Stokes said...

I hope I didn't share this one before. I don't think so. I was MIA last week. I had very unbalanced energy and struggled to get anything done. Hopefully this week is better and I can begin to crank out new pieces1 Love to all!

Steve King said...

A pleasure to be visiting the Garden today. I'll be back to read a bit later!

Robert Bourne said...

Happy Monday ...

Jim said...

Happy Monday, Kerry, and all!!
I am with Vandana today, a bit on the dark side.
I decided to lift it a bit though before my posting.
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Helen said...

Finishing up the saga of Dumb and Dumber today!!

Herotomost said...

This Monday thing is for the birds. But....I hope it is a good one for all of you.

Susan said...

Hey, Kerry, thinking of some simple wonders.

cosmos cami said...

I love this place

Ella said...

Happy Monday Toads! Gorgeous photo Kerry~

sharplittlepencil.com said...

I had to joke that this was my "cheery Monday post for Real Toads," because it's as serious as a tumor. If you are a hydrofracturing supporter, best steer clear... or read it and give me your views! I'm an uncensored blog. Love you all, Amy

Margaret said...

Wow - finally got these Tankas done. Kerry - I love this series! Thank you.

thedovecot said...

Mondays rock!😛

Gail said...

Thanks for these prompts. I do enjoy them. Does it have to be a NEW POEM on Mondays?

Grandmother (Mary) said...

I'm surrounded by the grape harvest right now which coupled with Kerry's fascinating series on Tanka. Not sure I have it but I liked trying.

manicddaily said...

Hey Kerry--I had a choice between a very silly poem and a more serious one, so went with the more serious one as more interested in feedback there, but people should feel more than free to ignore it and go to the next poem which is heavy on elephants. (Pun intended.)

The series on Tanka is so interesting. I've not been able to focus on these, but will return to them. Thanks as always for your thoughtfulness. k.

Marian said...

i know it's Tuesday, but whatever! Gail, if you are still wondering, on Open Link Mondays you may link any poem you would like to share with us, new or old.

Susie Clevenger said...

Kay's page still doesn't like me...but I certainly enjoyed her poem...I will arrive in that bewitching time between sundown and moon rise.