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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, October 11, 2016

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

The Frog Prince ~ Maria Hohneck
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The Frog Prince



Frau Doktor,
Mama Brundig,
take out your contacts,
remove your wig.
I write for you.
I entertain.
But frogs come out
of the sky like rain.

Frogs arrive
With an ugly fury.
You are my judge.
You are my jury.

My guilts are what
we catalogue.
I’ll take a knife
and chop up frog...


Anne Sexton
(The tale continues HERE)


Greetings to all poets and friends! The month of October seems to invite a touch of the macabre - I could not resist sharing this snippet of Sexton's froggy tale.  It is poet's choice in the garden today, with the emphasis on sharing and caring. So please link up and take a while to enjoy the work of fellow poets.




13 comments:

Jim said...

Loved reading Sexton' "The Frog Prince." Thank you, Kerry, I will read it again, at least. Poor lady, I think she wrote it and wished she could escape her mixed up life like her heroine. I think we do that at least to a small extent sometimes. If only it worked.
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Yvonne Osborne said...

Love Sexton. I'm not macabre, only sad.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for sharing Sexton, and an very inviting prompt

Have a good day every one

much love...

Stacie Eirich said...

I do love a good fairy tale! October is such a fun month--and here in southern La it finally feels like autumn. I hope you enjoy the short prose I've linked up! Look forward to reading/commenting.

Jim said...

I gave up writing today, searched my past for "care", came up with this oldie from 2009. I've always (??) wondered about King David. Guess his golden years settled him down.
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Mama Zen said...

Happy Tuesday, Toads!

telltaletherapy said...

should toads be talking about frogs that way?! bit of macabre to get the juices flowing there Kerry - done a bit of guilt myself today

brudberg said...

As a toad this would give me nightmares... so that's apt for today's poem

Margaret said...

I changed the ending of this poem (The Sunday Challenge) hence I am posting the revised poem here today.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm always so jntrigued and delighted by Magaly's erasures, I decided to have a try. All I can say is, it's a start, lol.

Kerry O'Connor said...

My late entry: a page from my collection of past poems... No comments required just an invitation to read.

:-)

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

Sexton is one of my favorites. I believe her sordid life and her inner demons allowed for some really original work.

My poem came from a dream. It's a little macabre...more so just bizarre.

On my way to read now. =)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

But Kerry, I wanted to leave a comment, to say what an amazing, exceptional suite of poems that is!