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 21, 2016

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

Muhammad Ali
(1942 - 2016)
On this final Tuesday of June 2016, I wish to draw the curtain on a month of loss and mourning with these positive words of a man who was an icon of the Twentieth Century, and beyond. His challenge to overcome the impossible becomes our own.

Do you have any words written on the passing of Muhammad Ali, which you would like to share today? It has been a heart-breaking month in many respects, and you may have further commentary to make on lessons learnt. However, the platform is yours, and anything goes. Please select a poem of your choice and link it up below.






10 comments:

brudberg said...

Happy Tuesday to all... This year seems to be a year of parting with past... without the benefit of looking forward to new... I link up a poem inspired by one of the poets that left us last year: Tomas Tranströmer.

Timoteo said...

Morning, Toads! I'd like to get your take on this one, and don't be shy!

Stacie Eirich said...

After reading the prompt and some of your poems -- I'm thinking of the places we come from, who we are -- and why. How it all shapes us into our selves.

The poem I'm linking up is one I wrote in response to another prompt here -- "I come from." Since I don't have any writing on Mr. Ali -- this seems to fit the moment best.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hi kids. I posted a poem about another death that breaks my heart. Am loving the poems on Mohammed Ali......wonderful words!!!!!

Therisa's World said...

Hello everyone, please pardon me, but I don't have any Ali poems, rather, am linking a poem about depression. How it has been triggered earlier, than normal, by the Orlando Massacre. And I hope, my author's note is wrong about this latest bout of depression.

Gillena Cox said...

My Muhammed Ali's words. Didn't even know I had so many. Thanks Kerry for today's prompt

Much love...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I was glad to have the opportunity to write about Ali. though I had not thought to do so until I read your suggestion.

Jim said...

Like Rosemary, did it for you and Ali. I had some pictures, no poem. So, fix that and I tried
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colleen said...

Sorry, I had the wrong link on the first one.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

My brother is visiting from Florida this week and I've been too busy to even bike so I combined my write with 3 groups this week. I'm lucky it worked out that way. Lol!

I offer a haiku so it'll be a short and sweet read.

As for Ali, my father was a wrestler but first a boxer and he fought Ali when he was still Clay. My father said he hit hard and lost that match. This was before Ali was really famous. Later on my father gave up boxing for wrestling. We like to kid that Ali was responsible for that.

I hope everyone has a good week!

Hugs! Bekkie