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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, December 2, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden!

From the Dragonfly Bridge at Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove lighting up for the evening...

Good Monday morning, dear Toads, and welcome to December. Our Chief Toad being away, I’m pleased to have the privilege of welcoming all members and visitors to the Imaginary Garden, and to invite you to share a poem with us today. Link up any poem you like, and please remember to visit some of the other poets who have joined us today, as well. With such a variety of talent visiting our Garden, traversing the Monday links is always pleasing.

13 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Good morning everyone. I hope this is a great week for everyone! I have been struggling with writing of late so that is why I have been absent from the garden. This poem was inspired by Marian's prompt from Friday and sort of from Kerry's Sunday prompt...

Nataša Dolenc said...

Good morning to everyone, I wish you an inspirational beginning of December! I'm sharing an old poem of mine, since the snow reminded me of it. But am looking forward to writing new things.. like Susie, I've been struggling to write at all.

Marian said...

good morning, friends! i'm grateful for all of you. :)

Ella said...

Is it the darkness? I too have struggled-

Good morning Marian-what a lovely welcome and beginning to December~

Happy Monday Toads~

Susan said...

Some say Turkey calms, but it may make us sluggish after eating too much ... or maybe it's eating the dark chocolate pecan pie-lets, three of them? A harvest holiday is major stimulation and withdrawal, though gratitude lingers. And the days are still getting shorter, to be released at the Solstice. (I think by the time a bright star appeared, the days were very very small.) Write on, even only a phrase or two.

Ella said...

Another attempt with the Roundel...thank you for this lovely welcome!

Margaret said...

Back on track after a great Thanksgiving! I don't want to see another plateful of turkey and stuffing for about… another month. :)

Sumana Roy said...


Hello friends, a happy Monday to you all...

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

Thanks so much Susie. That is a really wow photo!

wkkortas said...

As I am still stuck on the piece that I've been working on for what seems like a pair of forevers, I'm dusting off and cleaning up another old war horse.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Late today, kids.....am working on a poetry collection and came across this one back in 2011.

grapeling said...

wayyyyy late ~

Kalpana Solsi said...

good morning everybody. Life is a gift, cherish it and nourish it.