Welcome to the Imaginary Garden... Today, it is raining in purple.
Although Tuesdays are unprompted, open links, the option is given in April to write to a theme. There can be no other than the life, music, poetry of Prince, who died suddenly on Thursday, April 21 (as reported in the New York Times (online). As James Corden said, in his tribute to Prince on The Late Late Show (clip below)
"What a thing to have been alive when Prince was making music. We are all incredibly lucky."
If you have been moved to express your thoughts on his tragic passing, please feel free to share it with us today. Of course, any and all poetry is welcomed on this platform, so do not hesitate to link up a poem of your choice.
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.