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 26, 2016

The Tuesday Platform



There is one rule for The Tuesday Platform: SHARE.
Share a poem with us.
Share some time reading poems this week.
Share your thoughts when moved to do so.

Enjoy some Rabbie Burns!

11 comments:

Jim said...

Once more comes December,
cold, snarling, and nasty

Here in the States it has been January this year. Thank you for the 'Burns', I enjoyed it. I did go to the printed version, my auditory appreciation isn't as good as reading. Google found me 'The Complete Works of Robert Burns' which had it fine. I have the print book, I bought it in the bookstore/gift shop at his birthplace in Alloway, Scotland. That was an enjoyable day.
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brudberg said...

Wonderful reading... Robert Burns is a very accessible poet, that always seems fresh to me. His poetry is perfect for songs, for bars and for being in company... I especially remember:

O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

And how it was interpreted by Evert Taube in Swedish:

Min älskling, du är som en ros,
en nyutsprungen skär,
ja, som ljuvaste musik,
min älskade, du är.

Sorry for adding some Swedish here :-)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I was brought up on Burns and love him dearly. (Also very keen on Robert Carlyle, ever since his role as Hamish Macbeth.)

I've finally broken a bit of a poetic drought by gong through old journal extracts. :)

Marian said...

I could listen to Robert Carlyle read Rabbie Burns all day!

Outlawyer said...

Hey Marian! Hi! k.

Fireblossom said...

Rabbie Burns first thang in th' mornin'. Oh hell yes!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Carlyle's reading brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for that!

Marian said...

Wonderful, isn't it? Yay!

Hey friends, I'm actually in the process of changing jobs, if you can believe it. Which will be a great thing! If I'm sketchy or hard to find in the coming days, that's why. Not that you're likely to notice as I'm already fairly sketchy. :) But this new gig will be really good for me (and my family) and I hope/plan to be more myself and more creative as the result.

XOXO to all of you. M.

Susie Clevenger said...

Marvelous poetry reading!! Happy Tuesday!

grapeling said...

Rabbie Burns - perfect. Thanks, Marian.

Hoping to be around more going forward... ~

writersdream9 said...

Thank you to everyone in the garden! I have had a lot of computer issues. I am having to shop for computers. That's why I haven't been around consistently. It will all be straightened out soon! I hope!! :/