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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, June 2, 2014

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden ...

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“We are stardust, we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.” 
― Joni Mitchell

I wish all friends, new-comers and regular followers a very pleasant Monday, the first in the month of June.

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Maya Angelou, last week but I believe there is cause to celebrate a life well-lived, and to recognize the immeasurable contribution she made to the literary world, as well as to remember her humanitarian efforts.

Once again, our open link affords everyone the opportunity to share a poem of their choice, and to provide an array of exceptional poetry to read and enjoy. We hope you will find the time in your busy Mondays to pause here a while, and enjoy the companionship of your fellow poets.




15 comments:

Susan said...

My poem is from Saturday's prompt. Have a fine week, Toads.

Vandana Sharma said...

Happy Monday to all!

jo-hanna said...

Three weeks to Midsummer, but it already looks like it now. Happy days whatever your season.

Kenia Cris said...

Hello Toads,

I'm back for good and I wrote this poem last night just for you.

Kisses!

Björn Rudberg said...

I wrote a poem from words i Jotted down while reading a Brave New World during my flight yesterday...

hedgewitch said...

Happy monday, pond dwellers. I had a poem occur, so linked it in--I will be around later today to visit.

And thanks to everyone who played in the FF55 challenge this weekend!

Jim said...

Hi Kerry, Good (USA) Morning! I know morning is gone where you live. But I had to say it because we are finally home here in Texas.

That means I won't write something new for today because I have to go through 50 days of unread mail and pay lots of bills. So I'm entering my "Go to the Shed" poem again today from Saturday. I hope you don't mind.
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Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks, Jim. It must feel good to be back on your native soil.

Marian said...

good Monday, Toads! good to see you. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Monday!! Hope all will have a great week!!

Herotomost said...

Ugghhhh....Good Morning. I think.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Dusted off one from 2012 this morning, kids. Have a great Monday everyone!

Kay L. Davies said...

I seem to be somewhat preoccupied with my blood sugar, and also occupied with the ongoing renovations in our house, but I'll be back with something if I can.
Meanwhile, Kerry, I love the Joni Mitchell lyrics you quoted. A lovely sound to have in my head today.
K

Kim Nelson said...

Hello toads!
I've been freed up just a bit for just a while! Had to jump into the garden while I could.

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

It's Tuesday and I was so inspired to read Sherry's post. Sad that such amazing animals are at risk.