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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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Tuesday Platform

 
Ice Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts (photo by Don Treeger for the Springfield Republican)


LOVE, friends, love! All you need is….

I figured some of us probably can relate to this frozen feeling, and others who are experiencing epic heat waves might find this image refreshing. Love to you all!

Welcome to the Tuesday Platform, the weekly open stage for sharing poems in the Imaginary Garden. Please link up a poem, old or new, and spend some time this week visiting the offerings of our fellow writers. We look forward to reading your work.


20 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

It is freezing in New York City, and I'm not loving it. All right, maybe I'm not hating it too much either, since I can leave the house anyway. I guess I should stop complaining, and be grateful I haven't lost power like some friends a few miles away. Small miracles.

Happy super cold or hot Tuesday!

Susie Clevenger said...

For once I am not late. :) May we all have warm hearts whether the weather is hot of cold. Happy Tuesday!!

grapeling said...

grateful and lucky to be where it's warm. good week to all. (post is on WP, though comment is on my blogger site - y'all been having the same issues, I see, of the mortal combat between the sites) ~

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

i wrote this,vicariously being a victim, stranded in this cold winter storm where all who have been victims.

written as a catharsis

Gillena Cox said...

its the cool of morning, as i write this comment, but it will be super super hot as the day progresses; and the Tuesday Carnival big band mas explodes through the city in rainbows of colour, sparkle, gryations(we say wine) and sheer fun; as for me i had my share i can compare; now i prefer to settle into a book (at age 65) with peeking intervals of TV views

much love...

blueoran said...

Past few days its been wonderfully warm here in Florida, but that northern miasma of cold and snow (artic seamelt causing a fickle jetstream) marches this way with rain and bitter cold by Thursday. Hey, let's move South ... Uh, that would be a problem for the natives there. We're a problem for the natives everywhere ...

Susan said...

All around me is 5 inches of snow I dare not shovel in the 72 feet of sidewalk around my corner lot ... Someone will come by with a shovel, I expect. And I have written an odd little poem which has nothing to do with it. I'll be back to read everyone's poems though it may take me a week to do!

Timoteo said...

Greetings, earthlings, from the sunny southwest!

Marian said...

Good morning, friends! Good to see you all here so far. I will be otherwise occupied for much of my time this week, but I will make it around to visit everyone. Patience! Stay warm, and stay cool! :)

Carrie Van Horn said...

Glad to have made it here on Tuesday...Hope everyone is doing well. :-)

Kerridwen said...

I've linked an older one from my NaPoWriMo days. :)

Jazzbumpa said...

Ah - love

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Good morning, Toads! I took us on a little trip to Bhutan this morning. I needed to Get Away!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

People whose poetry I like to read are so often inspired by this site, I decided it's time I came to the party! With not one poem but a series of tiny ones — on love.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

PS Luckily for me I live in a sub-tropical part of Australia and never have to deal with snow. I hate the cold! Commiserations to all of you who are enduring it.

angieinspired said...

Warm wishes from my sunny spot where I soak in so much good poetry! My ditty is just silly, but it can still fritter across the stage. I hope you don't mind.

Outlawyer said...

Hey mariAn-- I imagine you are experiencing weather similar to ours though yours may be even more dramatic. Anyway I wrote of the season. K.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I had some last minute medical issues and haven't been able to visit anyone yet. But worry not, I lurk around your cyber homes soon!

Susmit said...

Warm wishes from my side to all!!

Suzy said...

Apologies my second link #33 should not be in this lot but I can't delete it.