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, January 6, 2014

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden!

The Ice Floes by Claude Monet

Some of us are in a deep freeze, while others are experiencing a heat wave. And there’s the beauty of our Garden: some feel like writing cooold poems, while others sweat it out on the page. One can never predict what might be found while exploring the various corners of our world.

In that spirit, we invite everyone to share a poem with us here today. Link up any poem you like, and please remember to visit some of the other poets who have joined in. Everyone likes to know that friends have stopped by, and we all appreciate comments. Enjoy, and stay warm! Or, keep cool!

21 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

I'm first...that doesn't happen often!! Happy Monday everyone!! Hope this will be a great week for all!!

Kenia Cris said...

One of my short term goals for this year is to get back to writing more, and participating of sharing and commenting here, because I love this group of people. <3

Kisses,

KC

Sumana Roy said...

nice to be in the garden again.. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

OMG, Open Link Monday already and I'm days, perhaps weeks, behind in commenting.
Many thanks to all of you have commented when I've managed to write something. I appreciate more than you know.
As the Governator said in a previous life, "I'll be back."
K

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks for being here - and hope all you folks have an excellent New Year!
Anna :o[

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hi all, I spent yesterday catching up. The first week of January has delivered an amazing wealth of poetry. I have linked up the poem I wrote for Music with Marian, since I am hopelessly late for that link.

Have a happy week!

myheartslovesongs.com said...

Happy New Year everyone!

Grace said...

Have a good week everyone ~

Kathryn said...

Can't believe the holidays are over and a New Year underway.

Marian said...

good morning everyone!

hedgewitch said...

Sharing an old one today--Happy Monday!

Kim Nelson said...

Hello fellow poets! Today my routine changes for 2014. Let the new year begin! Woo Hoo!

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

It has been a while since I have been here or for that matter written a poem. So, like others have said - it's time.

Timoteo said...

He's baaaaccckkk...

Peggy said...

Trying to slip back into my poetry writing mode. The holidays were such a distraction!

Hannah said...

Such a beautiful full garden today!!
Thank you for holding the space, Marian!

Margaret said...

Didn't make a contribution tonight - Was at the horse barn late making sure the horses had extra hay, filled water buckets and walked them a bit. It is supposed to get down to 5 degrees - for our area that is cold. Now my daughter and I are watching the newest season of Downton Abbey!!! I can't wait for the whole PBS to dribble by one week at a time! Will probably be up until 3 a.m. with my college age daughter. FUN :)

Margaret said...

…well. My daughter had to take a phone call, so I had fifteen minutes to "feel a poem" and just not be fussy and write it down. I might make many changes in the morning - but this is what I have so… I will be buy to visit and comment in the morning (we have a TWO HOUR schools delay because…. it is COLD. Ha ha. Have the southerners ever heard of hats, scarves, and mittens? No precipitation, just single digits for an hour or two. BUT I'm not complaining - I will be here with coffee visiting 'ya'll" :)

Isadora Gruye said...

it was my birthday today...still, I wanted to post something.

Liz Rice-Sosne said...

Well, I am so very late that it is Tuesday. I have missed reading and writing and I look forward to doing both.

Kathie Brown said...

Happy New Year everyone! I wrote this poem when I was taking out the trash last night here in Tucson...and it has nothing to do with trash!