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 9, 2017

The Tuesday Platform


It’s Tuesday! C’mon in, the platform is yours. We Toads invite you to share your poetry with us. 

Long or short, old or new, it’s up to you. Remember that links in the Garden do not expire, so feel free to link up on Wednesday or later in the week. And please do take some time during the week to read the work of other participants. We all value feedback on our work from other writers; it is how our writing takes root and grow.


(All photos by Marian Kent, rights reserved)

So, bring us your words! We look forward to reading your poems.

17 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

The platform in bloom... yum!

Susie Clevenger said...

I just reread Twelve Years A Slave, and that and one of Margaret's paintings she shared the other day inspired my poem.

Kim Russell said...

I'm just about to go off-line for a few days. I will still be reading posts on my Kindle p- can't miss my daily dose of poetry - but it's very temperamental and I won't be able to post!

paulscribbles said...

Morning all. Just back from a 4 day Music Medicine retreat where experience was the primary mode for me. (Plenty of writing to come I'm sure) Here's a wee poem to get me back on the rails.

brudberg said...

Hello all... today I link up a Quadrille poem with Mythological connections

paulscribbles said...

I have been inspired to write this morning another poem and so have added a second.

Marian said...

Good morning (afternoon, evening...), friends!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I am playing with the tan renga form this month, from prompts by Chevrefeuille at Carpe Diem – learning something new (for me). As they are very brief, I'm linking two such posts.

Gillena Cox said...

A few gentle showers of rain this morning, Soooo good. Have a nice Tuesday

much love...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I just came online, there was no electricity the whole day phew! Happy Tuesday everyone!❤️

Timoteo said...

Uh oh...he's back, Toads! Have a nice day anyway!

Justin Lamb said...

Looking forward to reading today's poems.

Martin Kloess said...

Hello everyone

telltaletherapy said...

seem to have white rabbit syndrome - late for everything! Need time to catch up with poems here now

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Marian-Love the flowers especially the ones on the bottom. What are they?

I've been gone for a few weeks not on purpose my life just got extremely busy but I'm back and ready to join in again. Can't wait to share and read this week! I've really missed writing and it's been years since I've taken a break this long. Happy to be back and sorry if I missed a read.

Lorraine said...
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Marian said...

@Bekkie: Aren't they cool? I don't know what they are called but will watch for their name. I took the photo at the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, MA. Next time I'll try to remember as they have markers with the plant names along the bridge. :)