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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, January 3, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...



Greetings at the beginning of a new year! Before we rush headlong into 2017, with a list of complaints as long as our arms, perhaps it is fitting that we pause and reflect on the state of humanity, as seen through the eyes of our elders. Here I share an extract from Human, a film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, in which Jane Goodall shares her thoughts.

The Tuesday Platform is an open forum, in which poets share something old or new. Please join us: link up, and enjoy the space. This is your community and all are welcome.



14 comments:

brudberg said...

Wow, what beauty in that interview... so much left to do, so much to learn... I think I want to be a poet.

Kim Russell said...

What an inspirational woman!

erbiage said...

She is fantastic! Human need. wow. I think it is art that makes us human, at least the good part. Thanks, Kerry

Timoteo said...

Happy New Year, Toads! Today's topic is revolution...now THERE'S a New Years resolution!

Other Mary said...

Thanks for sharing that interview, it's wonderful. What an inspiring and profound soul she is. And thank you, too, for the forum.

Ekta Khetan said...

Your words- "This is your community and all are welcome."...so endearing and heart touching. Love to be part of this beautiful community.
Ekta

Gillena Cox said...

A very inspiring video Sherry

much love...

Stacie Eirich said...

Love this! Happy New Year Toads! Looking forward to another year of beautiful, inspiring & thought-provoking poetry. :-) Stacie

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hi kids, I am at my beloved beach and the weather and scenery are spectacular. Sigh. Our last day here. Watched the sun come up every morning, and set every night. I don't know how to link up on my tablet, but posted Owl Dreaming this morning. Happy New Year, fellow Toads!

brudberg said...

I have just passed through the poems, and find it amazing how many have been written on similar thoughts... it feels like it had been a prompt without it ever being there.

DS Scott said...

I agree with Bjorn. Timoteo's could fit into our trilogy, eh?

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

The Jane Goodall interview is wonderful! Thank you. I think I might post it on facebook; such a great new year message. I suppose the poem I've chosen to share this time is also about endings and new beginnings – but I picked it mainly because it hasn't had a lot of readers yet.

rallentanda said...

Thank you for this inspirational interview.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

She was an amazing person! I enjoyed the video. I'm a day late with an old haiku. I'll be around to read the next few days. Must see what Bjorn is talking about. Lol!

Hugs!