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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, June 27, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden, a place for sharing poetry. 




I found this recitation by Steve Earle a refreshing and hopeful reflection on how change is inevitable, and that we will survive and even thrive. Hope you like it, too. Please link up a poem today, old or new. We want to read it!

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15 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

The beginning of the clip made me roar.

grapeling said...

man, I sure hope he's right ~

Sanaa Rizvi said...

A most refreshing video, Marian!❤️ Sharing my poem "The Open Door." It's almost time to rush to work, will be back later tonight to read, savor and comment. Happy Tuesday, everyone!❤️

Marian said...

Good morning, friends. I'm sharing something from such distant past that I have no memory of it. Weird. Hope everyone is well and happy!

colleen said...

Who knew? Shit runs downhill ... the war on folk music...cool.

Julian said...

"The only real parent in the playground".........that's a cool line. Very funny begining.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks, Marian.. what a powerful performance.. the forgotten of the potter's field - it gave me chills.

Timoteo said...

GOOD MORNING TOADS! Another detour into the slag heap of infinity for you today!

brudberg said...

Good evening... sharing some blessings in rhyme...

Debi Swim said...

Marion, Bjorn says my link to Toads is broken. Here is another link will you see if this one works? https://fmeoformyeyesonly.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/languages-of-the-wind/

Martin Kloess said...

Great job on bringing us together, Marian.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Hello everybody. Sharing a little something about an unwelcome change. Just because I wrote it and I want it to go somewhere, so why not here?

telltaletherapy said...

I always seem to follow Rosemary - we must be on the same time schedules - but I am writing of welcome change - for a change!

Marian said...

Marco! I can't comment with G+ but wanted to say I adore your poem.

Teri L said...

A bit late, but so happy to be reading and sharing. :)