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, January 12, 2016

The Tuesday Platform


"I always had a repulsive need 
to be something more than human."

David Bowie (1947-2016)

"The truth is of course is that there is no journey. 
We are arriving and departing all at the same time."

Welcome to The Tuesday Platform, the open stage in the Imaginary Garden. Please share with us one of your poems today, new or old, and visit the offerings of others.

14 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Powerful quotes, Marian... I'm linking an accidental haibun.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

CYNOSURE said...

Linking a composition of mine.

Happy Tuesday ..!!

brudberg said...

So touched by an artist like that... and after a weekend listening to black star... it feels like this was a man where everything is art.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I wrote mine last night – and, not surprisingly, it's right on topic.

Outlawyer said...

Thanks/-k.

Marian said...

Good morning, friends.

Fireblossom said...

So sad about David Bowie. He used to play here all the time, on a ticket with Iggy and the Stooges.

Gillena Cox said...

Good Tuesday fellow toads, i chose to be inspired by the Tuesday Platform text


much love...

colleen said...

'How are you?' is the poetic question for me today.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for the tribute today, Marian. We count our contemporary creative geniuses on our hands, and now we are minus one. I went looking in my archives for a poem inspired by Bowie's Space Oddity. But it does little to explore the loss I feel at his passing.

brudberg said...

The stars look different today...

Jim said...

"Ch, ch, changes ..."
Really will be without him. My Tuesday Platform is late but it reflects his song, "Slip Away". And made me sad writing it, then again rereading and rereading and ... '
..

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

Good morning !
Happy new year
http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.in/?m=1

Gillena Cox said...

Added a proces note to my post at [verses #170] to explain about the image posted

much love...