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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, November 11, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

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Good day to all poets and friends. I do hope this 11th day of the 11th month will be a Remembrance Day, not only of those who have lost their lives in wars during the last century, but also an opportunity to remember some of the achievements and advances made during this troubled time of history.

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I have not set any particular theme or restriction to today's Open Link, so please select a poem of your choice to share. We welcome all to this meme, and love to see new faces in the garden. Please take some time to visit the posts of your fellow poets. Your encouragement means a great deal to everyone here.

16 comments:

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Today is a day we should all remember and hopefully learn from history...
Thank you for the opportunity to link here.
Anna

Susan said...

Hello, Kerry. This poem came barreling out of me yesterday. It's not perfect, but it's pushy. It made me get up early to come downstairs and post this. Have a wonderful day.

Ella said...

Good morning Kerry! Hello Toads, I look forward to your poems~ Band competitions are over-round trip eight hours. (that was just the drive. Bittersweet...

Thank you Kerry-such a fitting photo!

Marian said...

good morning, lovely people.

Margaret said...

So sorry - if you can erase #17. I'm on a roll today - messed up the post below as well. ugh.

Susie Clevenger said...

Good morning...I have shared one I wrote over a year ago. I hope everyone has a great week!

grapeling said...

a good week to all ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

My yearly update about the fate of rhinos. Many thanks to those who have already seen this post on PU.

Timoteo said...

Hey Toads...a little musing, a little reflection of a different sort.

wkkortas said...

As my attempts to wrestle anything new into some usable form have failed, here's this.

girlwiththepen1118 said...

thank you kindly for the opportunity to share~ Sincerely Deborah

Kay L. Davies said...

Fighting off a headache, I decided to get something in before Remembrance Day is completely over, so I re-posted a poem I wrote a year or more ago about a member of my family who didn't make it home from World War II.
K

Jim said...

I didn't write a poem or post for Veteran's Day this year. Sorry.
I do have a picture of Adi (my deceased beagle dog) with the American Flag. She always honored the vets.
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Margaret said...

Will swing 'round Tuesday morning and visit the Open Links then. Had to enjoy our warm day today as it is supposed to drop 30 degrees!

manicddaily said...

Thank you Kerry--I already posted my November 11 poem (not the one here) which I edited after your comment actually to make a specific reference. It is such a sad day really. If you read the history of the original Armstice day, there was a general ordering troops into combat up to the last minute and beyond - soldiers dying right up to the last minute. I guess they didn't expect the peace to keep but it just seems so very horrible. Thanks. k.

Herotomost said...

Sorry so late...really need to start reviewing, there are a lot of them this week...