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, May 2, 2017

The Tuesday Platform


Happy First Tuesday in May, Dear Toads! And welcome to The Tuesday Platform, your unprompted, free-range day of the week here in the Garden. Tuesday rules are so simple: Share and share alike, i.e. share your poem, read the poems of others, and share your thoughts.

Maybe you are feeling worn out from Poetry Month. Or maybe you are feeling inspired! Either way, feel free to lie on the floor for a spell. Seems like it could only be good for us. 

If you have grown accustomed to daily prompting and need a boost, try this: FORTUNE COOKIE MESSAGE

11 comments:

Kim Russell said...

Busy day ahead, so I'll be back later to link up a poem!

Therisa's World said...

Yesterday, the weather was rainy, for most of the day, in Toronto, which sparked the genesis for the opening stanza, of the poem that I am sharing, today. And yes, last I checked, more rain is coming, today. Sigh.

Magaly Guerrero said...

That is a hysterical fortune cookie. Thank you for the laugh, Marian. :-D

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hi Marian, I was all to write today but i have strained my hamstring doing yoga of a things, so pretty much just rolling around in pain right now.. I should have just lain on the floor!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Wowwwieee❤️ my fortune was 'Your dream will come true when you least expect it' ah.. thank you Marian ❤️ sharing an oldie today.. need some rest before Thursday prompt. Happy Tuesday, everyone!❤️

Marian said...

Happy May, everyone!
Kerry, ack! GO LIE DOWN. Actually that fortune bugs me. Shouldn't it be lie on the floor? Well, no matter, I appreciate being admonished to take a break, don't you? :)

Gillena Cox said...

I like the fortune cookies link,
Good Tuesday, think i'll do some cooking before I write and post a poem

much love...

paulscribbles said...

Must be the day for aches and pains. I've been digging holes and cementing things into them. Have found muscles I forgot I had. Went with a free form stream of consciousness poem tonight.I'll get round to reads and comments soon. First I need a lie down ;)

Frank Hubeny said...

I linked what I hope is a "dramatic monologue" that I wrote for dVerse Poetics since this is "free-range" day here.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Wasn't thrilled with my fortune cookie attempt, so you don't get to see that; but to stop the NaPo withdrawals, have taken up my 'small stone' habit again.

telltaletherapy said...

chose Dylan Thomas rather than the fortune cookie and despite the tardiness of linking up have not been lying down