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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, December 29, 2015

The Tuesday Platform

Happy New Year to all Toads and Pond-Dwellers! 


A Flower unblown: a Book unread:
A Tree with fruit unharvested:
A Path untrod: a House whose rooms
Lack yet the heart’s divine perfumes;
A Landscape whose wide border lies
In silent shade ’neath silent skies:
A wondrous Fountain yet unsealed:
A Casket with its gifts concealed:—
This is the Year that for you waits
Beyond To-morrow’s mystic gates.
The New Year by Horatio Nelson Powers
Please join in today by sharing a poem from your blog, old or new. Then visit, read, and comment on the offerings of others. This Tuesday Platform is the bedrock of the Imaginary Garden, and we are grateful for your presence throughout the year. We have great plans for 2016, to include all of you.

Best wishes and sea feliz, everyone!


11 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the festive toad and the poem is just perfect! yes, indeed, this link is the bedrock of our site. many thanks for hosting the final Platform for 2015, Marian!

Marian said...

:) Trying to come up with a poem to share, no easy task while on holiday! Happy New Year to everyone! xoxo

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Good morning, kids. I am buckling under the fatigue of all the visiting and celebrating - surely, a good complaint. Smiles. But looking forward to a slower pace , with writing as the first priority, in the new year.

Mama Zen said...

I love that picture!

Jim said...

Happy New Year to you, Marian xoxoxoxo (copy of yours X 2).
I like your toad, he looks wise, very wise after reading gobs of poems and other writings. I wrote 'another writing', true, about what happened to me yesterday morning. More not into the poem/writing that wouldn't fit my form.
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Ostensible Truth said...

Oops that link auto-filled, though it's still the newest I have.
Loving the toad this week.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I wrote a new one for today (the beauty of writing short forms.) Love the poem posted, thanks for posting it and posting prompts that get my words flowing! Last year I lost one of my favorite writes, (I think the person running it has lost interest after so long, it happens) so now you have my full interest and you so deserve it! Hey, no pressure! Lol! I look forward to a year of writing with such lovely toads Happy New Year!

Outlawyer said...

Hey Marian--great pic and happy New Year! k.

writersdream9 said...

Wishing everyone the happiest of new years!

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