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, April 4, 2017

The Tuesday Platform


Hello Friends! It’s Tuesday, your unprompted free-range day of the week in the Imaginary Garden. Today, please share with us something old, something new, or your April 4 entry for NaPoWriMo. And then hop around to read what other pond-dwellers have shared.

For those who need a prompt today, or who just want to revel in NaPoWriMo, I offer this *optional* extra teensy-tiny challenge: The ink is black, the paper’s white… Write a 5-line poem containing three colors. And… Go!


Share * Read * Comment * Enjoy

18 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

It was a fun challenge, Marian ❤️ I just posted my poem, I am at work.. will catch up on reading others when I come home. Happy Tuesday everyone ❤️

Kim Russell said...

I think I'd like to have a go at your prompt, Marian!

Marian said...

Good morning, Toads! Day 4!

paulscribbles said...

I went teensy-tiny on this and a bit crazed ;)

Therisa's World said...

Hello everyone, am sharing an old poem that I wrote, as part of my trauma diary, on a peer support PTSD, about my anxiety/panic attacks feel like.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, that was fun! One never knows where these prompts will take one; the colours sparked a sweet, old memory.

~Rasz~ said...

So glad to be here! Since today was a free for all, I posted the poem that came to me this morning from yesterdays prompt. Is that okay or should I have posted it in yesterday's prompt? Thank you for hosting this! Rasz

~Rasz~ said...

Forgot to mention, you chose a great song which brought up teenage memories.

Timoteo said...

WHOA...DISASTER!

difficultdegrees.com said...

i posted one I wrote last night and edited this am....we'll see

Kerry O'Connor said...

No rules to what one posts today.. Anything goes.

difficultdegrees.com said...

can someone relay my comment here to Therisa, I can't get the comment form to work on the post/poem "Outside of the Genderbox" here is my comment: "seems like the people who get hurt the most in this closed-minded world of ours are the brightest stars, open minds and hearts and loving acceptance for all
beautiful; you remind me of my favorite quote by writer Ada Limon "It's hard to believe we were so hollowed out, so drained, only so we could shine a little harder when the light finally came."
Amy

angieinspired said...

these prompts are taking me in surprisingly dark directions. i was probably also influenced by the new book i'm reading...so it goes

Kerridwen said...

I linked to the poem I wrote using today's NaPo prompt. Gosh, I still feel so rusty though! Hopefully someone will like it :p

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Many thanks for the opportunity to link here.
Kind regards
Anna :o]

Susie Clevenger said...

I was prompted to write from one of my photos. Happy Tuesday and day 4 NaPoWriMo.

Outlawyer said...

Thanks, Marian. k.

Frank Hubeny said...

I added one about crows.