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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, October 13, 2014

Open Link Monday with Magaly

Anacaona, by Auld/Powhatan

I have Anacaona in my mind… Not sure who the lady is? Well, you probably aren’t the only one. But worry not, my dear Toads, Lord Tennyson said some pretty wonderful things about her (follow the link to learn a bit more):

Naked, and dark-limb’d, and gay,
Bathing in the slumbrous coves,
In the cocoa-shadow’d coves,
Of sunbright Xaraguay,
Who was so happy as Anacaona,
The beauty of Espagnola,
The golden flower of Hayti?

Today, I wish that all those words were based on truth; for if they were, then the Taíno chief would have had a good life before she was murdered in the aftermath of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery.”

Mondays are for freedom, so go ahead and share one of your poems. Visit fellow word lovers. I, too, shall fly by your cyber-gardens and see what’s growing.

12 comments:

Katy Magee said...

I just happen to have a new poem ready to link :)

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

Hola, mi amigos and amigas

Björn Rudberg said...

I had a little Villanelle that I had not published .. please come back tomorrow for more :-)

Fireblossom said...

I'm always up for a little Tennyson!

Jim said...

Thank you, Magaly. I too like Tennyson, thank you for digging this up. Seems he and my grade school teachers all loved to dream of the 'romance' of our American Indians. It worked on me. I have worked elbow to elbow with them, two summers. Later Mrs. Jim and I attended a nation's summer pow-wow. Really great, not many outsiders came but we were warmly welcomed.
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Kerry O'Connor said...

Good day to all! I have returned from a wonderful weekend spent with my daughters, and gone right back into work today. I am on the back foot, I'm afraid but will try to catch up as and when I can.

Marian said...

heya pals. hello!

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Fireblossom, you and me both.

@Jim, I think we need the romance in order to deal with some of the terrible realities. I just wish most of us kept both, the good and the horrid, in mind...

manicddaily said...

Hey Magaly--thanks for all your energy hosting! k.

manicddaily said...

Magaly--I am still working on this post--is it possible to delete my link? Sorry. K.

manicddaily said...

Thanks to Marion for taking down old post--I've put up yet another iteration of that poem--agh! Thanks. k.

manicddaily said...

Thanks to Marion for taking down old post--I've put up yet another iteration of that poem--agh! Thanks. k.