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, February 17, 2014

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

photo credit: samikki via photopin cc

With Valentine's Day behind us and the lovely days of March still to come, I'm sure we are all feeling a heartening sense of renewal in the air. My hope is that this will stir the muse and give rise to many poetic thoughts and writing which we can all enjoy together in the garden.

Monday in the garden affords everyone the opportunity to link up a poem of their choice, old or new, on any subject without prerequisite. This is not the case with our weekly prompts which have specific requirements. I am sure most of our regular followers are aware of our policy, but it bears repeating for the sake of new-comers. Unrelated links will be removed from Wednesday, Friday and Sunday challenges.

I wish you all a very happy week.


14 comments:

grapeling said...

good week to all. some of you may have seen my post last week - another prose poem about my grandmother ~

Susan said...

Last week was so l-o-n-g and full of fuss, I hope this one is less hectic. With all of the love of course. In the USA, today is a holiday--Presidents Day--merging Abraham Lincoln's Birthday (2/12) and George Washington's (2/22). Many have the day off from work, but as far as I can tell, it's mainly a shopping day.

Tarang Sinha said...

Lovely picture!:)

Marian said...

good morning, friends! i'm sharing my quatern, as i was super-late in getting it done. hope all are well, & have a great week. M

Grace said...

Good morning ~ We are on a long weekend, Monday being our holiday, Family Day ~ Wishing all of you happy week ahead ~

Jim said...

Hi Kerry, good morning!! Guess it's Good Afternoon to you in S.A.
I hope you don't mind. I wrote this last night for a Quatern but everyone had gone by the time I posted.

I think the mechanics are okay, Abcd, eAfg, hiAj, klmnA, but the poem doesn't have much substance. But time had run out so I posted it anyway. Bad.
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humbird said...

Good morning :) Locked at home - snowstorm...will be eventually cancelling all my lessons :( Post the story about my interesting encounter with ...dog :) Happy Monday to All!

Susie Clevenger said...

Good morning, my mind is so muddled with concern for my daughter I have been MIA the last couple of days. I tried to write a Quatern yesterday but I couldn't think in the eight syllables necessary so I wrote, well, I wrote this. :)

Herotomost said...

Back from Vacay Toads...good to see you again!!!

Steve King said...

Glad to have time to visit, Toads...most of the past week has been spent moving snow. I look forward to reading this evening.
Steve K.

Susan said...

I forgot to mention the magic of that photo above. Where are you in your year's cycle, Kerry?

Margaret said...

Whew. Finally got my form poem done… linking it here as I am late with it. What sweet torture it was!

Margaret said...

I just caught up on the Sunday Form Challenge and will be back later tonight to visit these links. Amazing poetry in the Garden lately.

Rachelle Smith Stokes said...

I actually uploaded a video. I made it so I can learn to stop fearing. Can't wait to read the talent that's already been posted! :)