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, May 19, 2014

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden ...

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“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” 
― Charles DarwinThe Autobiography of Charles Darwin, 1809–82

I guess, after an introduction such as these words of Charles Darwin, it goes without saying that this Open Link provides us all with the rare opportunity to 'read some poetry...at least once a week' and what a pleasure it is for me to spend my Monday afternoons in very good company, even if I have nothing new to share, I take the time to read. My hope is that others who frequent this site feel the same way. Remember that our links do not expire in the Imaginary Garden, so please return tomorrow to reply or respond to comments left on your blog rather later than you were online. You may also link up a poem on Tuesday, if you wish. There are no parameters to this weekly meme, only the request that your post contain some element of poetry.


20 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

Hmm guess we all are back to the daily grind, happy Monday and have a lovely week!!!!!

Jim said...

Good advice from Darwin. Last night on BBC Wales we watched a documentary historical TV show, "Dylan Thomas comes to New York."
It was very enlightening although there may have been fictional embellishments. It included flashbacks to his childhood and married life as well. Much of his poetry was portrayed by group readings. In the movie he read his poem, "Rage, Rage" which he wrote to express his feelings about his father's death.
If you get a chance, I recommend you watch it. Did you know he died in 1953 at age 39.

Jim said...

You grasped that we are in Wales, U.K? Barmouth.

grapeling said...

good week to all ~

jo-hanna said...

Good morning poets, wishing you a pleasant week.

Kenia Cris said...

Good morning poets, hoping we can all have a wonderful week. :)

manicddaily said...

Hey Kerry--good advice--my husband, who is a wonderful (amateur) pianist--tells me few people really listen to music, and I tend to agree. (I don't know that I do, really, not like him anyway.)

If I had things to do over, I think I would change even more than that though!

HOpe all well. k.

Susie Clevenger said...

Still visiting my daughter in Oklahoma. Hope everyone has a great week!

wielenga said...

Thanks for giving poetic toads a place to share :) I will enjoy reading...

Susan said...

Hey folks! Once a week. I'd get a lot more done if I didn't read poetry daily, but what a joy! I'll be back to read. Have a great day and a happy week.

Marian said...

hello, friends! happy Monday. ribbit.

Susie Clevenger said...

Hey, I am doing a blog tour today if anyone has time to stop by!

Fireblossom said...

Kenia's poem kick-started my brain. Thank you, Kenia!

Kenia Cris said...

Fireblossom, I'm honored, sweetie. <3 I'm headed to your blog. Kiss.

Timoteo said...

Morning Toads! Great to see ya again!

Kathryn said...

Love spending time here on Mondays . . . I'll be back later to read all the delicious offerings.

Björn Rudberg said...

Hello friends.. I so love Darwin's intentions-- at least we can do better than him in our small respect-

Björn Rudberg said...

And please, not my intention to enter the same poem twice.. please remove one of them :-)

Helen said...

Having a bit of writer's block ... here is one from way back in 2010.

Magaly Guerrero said...

My biggest wish, my forever wish... is to grow old thinking about all the wishes that came true while I was younger.

So, yes...