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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, April 21, 2015

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to all poets and friends to this 21st day of NaPoWriMo as presented in The Imaginary Garden!




For three weeks we have kept up the momentum of providing a prompt and link every day, so that the efforts of those who have taken up the annual challenge of writing 30 poems in 30 days may have our support.

As before, The Tuesday Platform is prompt free, and the choice is yours to write a new poem for today or to link up a poem written earlier this month (or at any time in the past). Most of all, we hope that this meeting place of poets will continue to provide inspiration and purpose to each person who drops in as time and tide allows.

18 comments:

Jinksy said...

Here's one from Sunday, to show I've not quite disappeared from Blogland= though I have rather been hiding for a while!

Björn Rudberg said...

Hi there.. I seem to have caught on the poem a day, but as I didn't start in time I will never make it. My congratulations to every one that are successful. I hope to be able to finalize my heroic sonnet corona, 14 sonnets + one this month.

Outlawyer said...

Congrats, Bjorn, and all.

I wrote/composed (ha!!!!) another song. I had a few different melodies, and versions, but this was the one I ended up with. It is a fun process, in its way.

Thanks Kerry and all for support and inspiration. k .

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hello Everyone,

Sharing my poem "Enlightenment" which was written earlier this month :)
Hope you like it.

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Marian said...

Good morning, Toads!

Magaly Guerrero said...

This one poem a day bit is almost maddening, but a pinch of madness never hurt anyone... right?

Buenos dias, everyone!

Steve King said...

Good morning, all. And thanks for the opportunity to post on an open day. I look forward to visiting with everyone.
Steve K

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm waxing theological — sort of.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I have to go to bed now. I'll come back to read tomorrow.

colleen said...

I love the open link. My friend is out on a limb. I love the line about a town with big shoes but little steps in the poetry slam video.

Hannah said...

What an excellent spoken word poet and poem...thank you for sharing, Kerry and for readying the stage for our community of poets...much appreciated.

Happy reading/writing to everyone today!

Susan said...

Timely slam poetry for the USA, I must say, and beautifully filmed!

Timoteo said...

Great to see ya, Toads! I'm in rant mode today. Somebody's gotta do it.

Gail said...

I am posted. Thank you.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hi kids, moving slowly this morning. I re-posted an old one, written for a Toads prompt. Am behind - as usual - online. Looking forward to reading your wonderful poems.

Björn Rudberg said...

I'm behind commenting - tonight I listened to a wonderful concert with two symphonies by Karl Nielssen and Jean Sibelius - this year they have both their 150th birthday.

Gillena Cox said...

Ah here am i late in the evening, tomorrow is earth day i'm inspired a day early

much love...

Susie Clevenger said...

Writing haiku again...today was a tough one