Definition

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, June 9, 2015

The Tuesday Platform

National Peony Garden in Luoyang, China

Welcome to The Tuesday Platform!

We hope that you have some blossoms to share with us in the Imaginary Garden. Speaking for myself, I feel that my time is so much out of my control, it's a miracle every time I manage to scratch out a few words. I hope you all are tending to your gardens better than I am these days.

Please share a poem, old or new, and remember to visit the gardens of friends as well. You never know what might be blooming on any given day. Remember, too, that links in the Garden do not expire, so feel free to link up on Wednesday or later in the week. Sharing and reading helps us to grow.

14 comments:

brudberg said...

Reader be warned --- my poem today is a ditty that can be seen as slightly dirty for those that want to see it that way.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hello everyone,

Hope you all are having a wonderful day :D sharing my poem "Sustainable" hope you all like it :D

Thank you Marian for this lovely opportunity :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sharing one I wrote for Gillena's Monday WRites, which few people have seen yet.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh good, Bjorn! LOL

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh good, Bjorn! LOL

Susan said...

Here I am again! Thank you for this platform which I will use as a soapbox in a huge park talking to loads of people and as a tiny peephole into my soul.

blogoratti said...

Great stuff. Best wishes to everyone!

Kerridwen said...

Sharing an older poem I wrote whilst living abroad.

cosmos cami said...

Hooray for Tooooosday!

Marian said...

Pssst, Kerridwen, I'm having trouble commenting on your blog. Maybe I'm a dummy. I like your poem very much, have experienced something similar. Very challenging.

Brother Ollie said...

a somewhat unformed poem...

meetmissmoody said...

Sharing an old poem here!

Outlawyer said...

Hey Marian--thanks. I am late as I posted two poems and wasn't sure which to link. I went for the more likable one as the other is a bit strange, though maybe will link it somewhere as I rather like it too--

Hope all well and finally warming up. k.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Marian, your introduction to the challenge makes me feel a bit better. My goodness! I've been so busy that if things don't ease up, I might have to clone myself (I'm pretty sure that's illegal... and impossible, too, so I might have to stick to the old method of must losing my mind).