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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, July 14, 2014

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden ...

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Yes! It is our anniversary week in the Imaginary Garden and that calls for a celebration. The Imaginary Garden officially went public on 18 July 2011, which makes us three years old. I am amazed at how our poetry forum has developed over the years, and it has been a real privilege to get to know so many talented poets, and have some of the most ground-breaking creative writing to read, week after week. The support of the real toads has been phenomenal. I take this opportunity to thank all members, past and present for all that they have contributed to make this one of the nicest meeting places in the blogosphere. I am also grateful to all our loyal Followers, who consistently share their work with us, and are a vital part of our community.

Everyone is invited to link up a poem of their choice. In the spirit of our anniversary, I encourage you to dig into your archives for an older piece, today, if you have nothing new to share.

28 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Three is such a wonderful number...

Arushi Ahuja said...

A very happy anniversary kerry.... lots of love to all Toads!!

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

Happy Anniversary! What a fantastic garden!!!!
Thanks for the comment on Blogger´s Sunday Walk.
Not many walked yesterday, but fortunately more will do on October 26th, so please join us then...
I have made a summary post so far: http://viltogvakkert.blogspot.no/2014/07/bsw-summer-summary.html
And I try to find an old poem of mine to share!
Have a nice day ;:OD)

blueoran said...

Happy anniversary and thanks for making this pond such an inviting place to sing!

jo-hanna said...

A heartfelt "Many happy returns of the day", or I hope there will be many more years to come.

Fireblossom said...

Woohoo, we're a three year old! I suggest we start acting like it! :-P

Grace said...

Happy happy anniversary !!!!!

Gail said...

Happy Anniversary.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

feliz anniversario

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Happy Anniversary Toads. :)

Lolamouse said...

3 years! Yay us!

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Anniversary!

cosmos cami said...

Happy Anniversary,Toads!
I'm so blessed by the inspiration and encouragement I receive here.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Love this site, its information, inspiration and encouragement. Thanks.

Kerry O'Connor said...

@Kathryn.. You relinked the Imaginary Garden home page. I have removed the faulty link. Please relink to your blog.

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary! Many many happy returns of the day. The space you and the rest of the toads create here is one of my favorite places to visit.

Sharon Wagner said...

I haven't posted many poems. But I started following you just in case!

hedgewitch said...

I was going to abstain today, but since it is such an occasion--Happy Birthday to the Garden!-- and since Kerry suggested we might link an older one, I did so. I will be by to read after chores or in the morning, dear toads, toadettes, toadlets and toad followers.Thanks for all the hopping.

grapeling said...

happy birthday! and good week to all ~

Gillena Cox said...

Happy anniversary!!!

much love...

Marian said...

yowza, it's been three years? how wonderful! i'm grateful for these years with all of you.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Three years has gone by so fast and there has been a lot of wonderful writing and inspiration going on in the Garden all this time. Thanks, Kerry, and fellow Toads for all you all do to keep us informed, inspired and, best of all, writing. You are all Toad-ally Awesome!

manicddaily said...

Hey Kerry! Many congratulations! I was working all day yesterday and did not see this and may not be able to participate today either. But you have a wonderful and inspiring site and I am glad to know of it. Take care and many thanks. K.

manicddaily said...

Hey Kerry--I don't know if what I posted qualifies. It was part of what I was up to on my blog in 2011. Thanks for all your inspiration! k.

Jim said...

Congratulations to The Toads!!! I'll post an old fave.

I'm not really up yet, am on my iPad in the dark. I missed out yesterday and am really sorry.
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wielenga said...

From my lily pad to yours: "Hoppy" 3rd Anniversary, Toads...your site is a refreshing place to "pond"er!!

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