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, April 12, 2016

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden in Poetry Writing Month!



This is my song of the month. I love the whole concept of describing a lifetime by looking back over significant years and events and the people who influenced one, and by looking forward to anticipate what is still to come.

The Tuesday Platform is an open link, which allows you to select from any of the poems you have written before, or you can write something completely new. As an option, allow yourself to be guided by the concept in Lukas Graham's song.

* WRITE * POST * READ * ENJOY *





19 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Tuesday everyone! I've been thinking about my mom a lot lately. My poem is for her.

brudberg said...

A wonderful song... thank you for the video Kerry. I link up a poem of fantasies though (but the prompt of past, present and future still intrigues me)...

Gemma Wiseman said...

I connected with the idea of song...and tried something different.

Debi Swim said...

Love this song... thanks for introducing it to me.

Outlawyer said...

Hey Kerry--I am still okay on day count/word count--but late on the posts, just posting one for Izy's. May put it as general or may come up with something today. Hope your daughter's graduation went well, and thanks for song. k.

Linda C. Folks said...

Oh my goodness, I love that song, Kerry. This challenge will be a bit difficult but I'm up for it :-)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hey everyone,

Hope you're having a wonderful week so far, I'm swamped with work this afternoon sigh posting my poem "Robust." Thanks Kerry for the lovely opportunity!!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Raivenne said...

Happy OPT all!

As it is Open Platform Tuesday, I have posted an older write that fits the prompt.

I watched the video and the song is so beautiful! I may yet write something new.

Kerry O'Connor said...

It is a great song, and part of its charm for me is that the band is Danish. Wonderful to see a young European group breaking through into the international scene, so we may benefit from their talent.

Outlawyer said...

That's so cool re being Danish--agree with you, Kerry. k.

Outlawyer said...

Kerry--I hope it's okay that I link my Soviet poster poem to the platform as I don't know when I'll be able to write today and may not come up with something till very late or not! k.

grapeling said...

cool tune, Kerry. this PAD stuff on our lily pads is ... a challenge today. best to all ~

Timoteo said...

Back for another go 'round...love ya, Toads!

Hannah said...

Thank you, Kerry!!

Margaret said...

Thank you!

Fireblossom said...

I was trying to write for Izy's challenge from yesterday, but my attempt to write Russian sci-fi decided it would rather be Russian folk tale -ish. So I link it here.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Mine's a new one, as that's the idea of Poetry Month - doing duty for three different prompts.

Marilyn Cavicchia said...

Mine today uses the index of a Betty Crocker cookbook from 1961. Not really anything musical about that!

Margaret said...

Will visit and comment this weekend - running behind this week...