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, December 23, 2013

Open Link Monday

It is Christmas week in the Imaginary Garden ...

photo credit: janheuninck via photopin cc 

My warm greetings to all our visitors at the start of the Christmas week. I do hope that this will be a time of peace and goodwill for all our members and followers, and their families. I expect this to be a quiet week for toads, as far as writing goes. However, our prompts and challenges will continue over the festive season for anyone who would like to participate.

I have always thought of poetry as a gift freely given. No matter how many times I open a book of poems or follow a link on the internet, I am conscious that I am about to receive something that will add to the value of my life. To all who share their poetry with such generosity the whole year round, I give my most sincere thanks.


19 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

merry X mas

Gemma Wiseman said...

It is quite awhile since I posted any lengthy writing. Too many end of year "must do's" at school. But now that is all done and I have Christmas holidays ahead. I hope to indulge. This is my first one.
Happiest Christmas to all those in the adorable toad world.

Jinksy said...

Happy Holidays, people...

blueoran said...

Happy holidays to all -- Today's poem is the third panel of a triptych that begin the search for a WWII bomber wrecked off an island in the Pacific, continued with a woman's second-generation vigil and completes with someone son's travel home.

Robert Bourne said...

A safe and Merry Christmas to all...

Charleen said...

Merry Christmas!

Ella said...

How beautiful Kerry! I love to hear how words inspire~ Happy Holidays to you n' yours! I will be by to read both Tankas and open garden poems!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Two crazy days of late Christmas shopping has left me brain dead, so I'm sharing a poem I wrote last week, which a few may have already seen. (Thanks to them for the lovely comments they left behind.)

Marian said...

best wishes for the holidays here in the Garden and beyond! xoxo

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Kerry, my thanks to you and other Toad staff for all you do to encourage and support our poetry through the year. I, too, read each poem as an offering of someone's soul and spirit. A gift beyond price. I suspect we poets know each other, in some ways, better than some of our real life people know us, because we share our deepest thoughts in our poems, which not that many of our real life people read.

Bless you for all you do. I look forward to a lot of great reading in 2014! Best wishes to all!!!!

Susan said...

Happiness can mean a poem has no conflict. Hmm. Enjoy staying home if you can, socializing if you like, and working if you must. I wish you a week of peaceful thoughts.

Pealogic said...

Thanks for being such an open and welcomjng community. As a newbie, I hope to know and love you so much more by this time next year.
Stay safe and secure til we virtually meet again.
Pea.

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Holidays to all my friends here and beyond the garden. May the new year be one of many blessings.

Kay L. Davies said...

Loving all the toads and "toad roadies" as Shay calls contributors. Best wishes from me, from Lindy, and even from my bah-humbug husband who is secretly glad Real Toads keeps me sitting up and taking notice.
Love, K

restraintunfettered.com said...

My second time in the Garden. I look forward to getting to know everyone in the New Year... I hope everyone has a lovely holiday!

Herotomost said...

SA....you are amazing. Happy Holidays all my lovely Toads...Love you all!!

manicddaily said...

Hey Kerry--Thanks for all you do! It is wonderful! Have a great break. So terrific to think of you having summer over there! Your poetry showing that sensual warmth. Take care.

And thanks to all the other Toads who give so much, not least, inspiration. k.

Grace said...

Merry Christmas to all my friends here at the Garden ~ Thank you for the gift of support and encouragement through all the year ~ May you find more love & light in the coming year ~

Take care ~

P V Ariel said...

Hi Kerry,
Happy to join in
Have a blessed day
Have Happy Holidays
Best Regards
Philip