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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, November 17, 2014

Open Link Monday

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“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen." Ernest Hemingway 

Good day to all poets, friends and visitors! It seems to me that the year is winding up, as we move through the final weeks of November. Time to take stock of those resolutions, and consider whether we have achieved the goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year, all the while knowing that a new year will be upon us before we are quite ready for it.


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What better time, then, to pause and reflect than a few minutes gleaned from the day and spent in the garden among poets. The creative energy which is shared here every week is an inspiration. Even at my most exhausted, I always feel a renewal of intellectual energy after reading and marvelling at the high calibre of work shared. Please enjoy your time spent here: link up a poem of your choice, read, comment and become a part of our community.


12 comments:

Jim said...

I love those bright French shutters in your picture today. Helps brighten our day.

Hemmingway's A Moveable Feast quote I am thinking. We, rather I as you might not have, missed a good thing doing what he did back then living in Paris when he was young.
I still love Paris though.
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Björn Rudberg said...

End of year is both a bliss and somewhat stressful when you realize the things you should have done.. Here up north the lack of daylight drains our energy.. but with plenty of coffee we get by.

Björn

Brendan MacOdrum said...

Mid-80s forecast today in Florida, ahead of the Vortex Front that will send temps into the 30s in another day or so. Savoring the sweetness of it, most of all since its headed so soon to the scythe. (I know, join the party, pal.) Besides, there is so much inward blossoming when things freeze down!

georgeplaceblog said...

I haven't made resolutions in years. Can't decide if that is good or bad.

colleen said...

That quote is very inspiring and the photo is how I feel sometimes because life can be so full.

Susan said...

Whoops, here it is, year's end, and I forgot to publish a poetry book. Next year, I guess. Love this piccture, Kerry.

Marian said...

did someone say coffee?

Laura said...

I am entranced by these photos, wow!!!

Timoteo said...

Good morning, Toads! It's great to see you again!

manicddaily said...

Agh! I cannot stand to think of a whole year gone! Really difficult. That said, thanks, Kerry, for your inspiring words and pics. I have posted another poem based on your In Other Words prompt, but put it here. Thanks again. k.

Justin Lamb said...

I'm a day late but who's counting? Looking forward to reading others' poems for this prompt.

Katy Magee said...

I'm a little late, but I made it! Yay!