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, September 8, 2015

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

Greetings to poets and friends. I share with you today this excerpt from 'Death of a Lady's Man', How to Speak Poetry, as expressed by Leonard Cohen and invite you to share your words with us today.

"Think of the words as science, not as art. They are a report. You are speaking before a meeting of the Explorers' Club of the National Geographic Society. These people know all the risks of mountain climbing. They honour you by taking this for granted."

It is good to be reminded that we are in the company of poets, who all know the travails, pitfalls and glories of writing. We welcome all with a steady hand and open heart, and take neither praise nor commentary for granted.


brudberg said...

What an excellent video.. inspired me to a short poem. Happy Tuesday to you all.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

this crow reminded me of that visual that i can't seem to forget nor should i; of that little body that had been washed ashore. he had tried to go to a land where he could grow up to become a contributing human being. he will not have that opportunity but his contribution is resoundingly felt. is found in the darkest of places, the smallest of spaces

Lolamouse said...

Love the video! My little ditty, though, was inspired by the Banksy post. Too good for just one poem!

Jim said...

Like your video find, Kerry. Good to know and now good to practice. Too late for this rerun but I'll analyze now in its light. Thank you
Next to last day for the moving OUT part, now to get settled IN. Lots more throwaway still there I hope. Things have to fit. Anyone want a seventy-five pound 1950's ham radio receiver? Hard to part with.

Marian said...

Oh, LOVE me some Leonard Cohen. Thank you!

Fireblossom said...

Er...Wednesday Platform, in my case?

Love the post!