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, June 7, 2016

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...




Greetings to all poets, friends, and wanderers. Today, I am sharing this wonderful message, speech, poem about the importance of education and the power of the spoken word.

Please share your voice and vision with us today.


9 comments:

Blogoratti said...

A powerful message and splendidly delivered. Thanks for sharing, and warm greetings!

brudberg said...

Happy Tuesday everyone... I share something I wrote last week that most of you have probably not read. Have a wonderful Tuesday

Timoteo said...

Oh boy...here we go again, Toads (heh heh)

Gillena Cox said...

Read about this on yahoo news, but i didnt hear the speech before coming here
Many Thanks


much love...

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Tuesday everyone..

Therisa's World said...

Hello everyone, the post, I have selected, today, is an expression of my anger and frustration, towards the institutional and societal transphobia that exist, in western society, today. In many ways, the trans-community is experiencing, what Afro-Americans and Canadians have gone through, the pre and post Civil Rights struggle.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I wrote a poem to link with PU on Wednesday and wrote about how I feel about writing with all of my groups. It is a commitment to decide to write weekly with Toads, something I enjoy that helps make me a better poet. Making friends through prompt writing is one of my favorite things.

I hope everyone has a good week! I'll be around to read soon.

Hugs! Bekkie

Stacie Eirich said...

Wow. Words cannot express how much I loved his spoken word inspiration! So powerful. Fave lines "Our stories are the ladders that make it easier for us to touch the stars...so climb...grab them, spill your emotions in the big dipper and pour out your soul. Light up the world with your illuminous allure" Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Stacie Eirich said...

Forgot to say that I apologize for being a day late on this post -- and that I'm linking up a poem I wrote for my son -- who has just "graduated" Kindergarten. A first step in a long education to come, and one that I hope is rich in diversity and creativity -- it seems apt to share after watching Donovan's graduation speech. :-)