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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, November 8, 2016

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden ...




Greetings to one and all who visit with us in the Garden this week. Yes, it is a week set to be dominated by POLITICS. However, let us not forget in the lines of rhetoric we are exposed to an a daily basis, what is truly important in these times: love, friendship, good citizenship and taking care of our planet for our children's sake. This is the stuff of poetry.

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19 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

After the buzzing and shouting flying around this week, I'm more than ready to see what the 9th will bring...

Jim said...

Yes, this is a day for watching the U.S, most of the educated world will be regardless of where they live. And regardless of whether or not they can or will vote. Our family has already voted, it didn't really count as Texas is a Red state, decided even before the first candidate decided to run for office.
I posted my last poem, or is it still a song. It can apply to politics as well as to love. Our Republican candidate wants us all to "get off this train," as do Hillary's people wish to "stay on this train." I don't wish to change trains.
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Kerry O'Connor said...

I feel your discomfort, Jim. These are challenging times.

I am sharing another retrospective of my work - comment free. Please enjoy.

Jim said...

Love you, Kerry. Bless you. You are what a Kentucky blogging friend calls my younger daughter, "Wonderwoman".
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Timoteo said...

Love to you all, Toads...we'll get through it one way or another.

Stacie Eirich said...

I still have some trepidation as I head to the polls this morn, my children in tow -- Like Jim, I fear my vote will not count because of the state I live in. But I will go out if only to show my children that we all must use our voices (no matter how small) --

The post I'm linking is a continuation of my novel previews - Chapter 1 of Tiger Kingdom & The Book of Destiny. It does have a poem as its beginning. But since the rest is prose, I won't be affronted you don't read/comment on it. Thank you to those who've been encouraging during my novel writing process!

I wish you all a peace-filled (as much as it is possible) Election Day. Stacie

Gillena Cox said...

A blessed day to all, especially those of you, with the responsibly of going to the polls today

much love...

Helen said...

Posting one from my vault, with a wink and a nod to Anthony Weiner.

brudberg said...

Hello all.. greetings from a Sweden where the first Snow already covers the ground... I will not post today... too intense at work...too little time to comment...

Susie Clevenger said...

I will be so glad when this election is over, but sadly there is more drama to come.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Cheers for this opportunity to share our words Kerry - it is much appreciated.

US politics are very much news here and we await the outcome with trepidation. I think I will be staying up late...

Kind regards
Anna :o]

hyperCRYPTICal said...

PS Is there a way of commenting on your blog that I just can't see?
Kind regards
Anna :o]

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Well, I have combined politics with some sweeter subjects, but it's not exactly a positive poem.

Vandana Sharma said...

Hello Kerry, how can I comment on your posts? Please help , I cannot find any comment section.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm offering something about relationship and something about the natural world – simuktaneously.

Marian said...

Good dystopian morning, Toads. Big love to you all.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, should gave designated my second offering as the second; sorry.

lynn__ said...

Hello, toads...stopping by with a patriotic post and call for post-election reconciliation.

Outlawyer said...

Dear Kerry--thank you for your beautiful poem. k.