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, October 3, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

Greetings, dear Toads. The world has been a bit of a mess lately. Nature has been upset for quite some time. And if that wasn’t enough, the ignorance and hatred-fueled recklessness of people continue to steal lives and maim living. We can’t deny the fact that things seem to be going from bleak to scream-worthy, but we can write and share. Words are no panacea, but some words can do wonders. Today, I invite you to “Howl your poetry into my bones.” I promise to howl back.

Feel free to use this image. The magnetic poetry and photography are mine. The background is a page from Vampiros, an anthology illustrated by Meritxell Ribas Puigmal.

Share a poem, any poem. Visit other Toads. Let’s find joy in words.

20 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

a.k.a. Miranda

brudberg said...

Ah... I had to post my poem from Buffyverse... do not know how many of you are fans.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Happy Tuesday, everyone 💕

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oops - 'Correct link' I say, when there wasn't an incorrect one this time. Oh well. And I am not howling about the state of the world, either; can't summon up anything more about that just now – I'm numbed.

Vivian Zems said...

Hello everyone! I can't wait to read what everyone's written today. Whats Buffyverse - @ Bjorn?

telltaletherapy said...

what a timely prompt - thank you for that and the chance to link up with other Tuesday poets

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Kerry, "Miranda"? I'm confused. Unless you are talking about Serenity *hehehe*.

@Bjorn, I'm looking forward to your Buffyverse poem.

@Sanaa, happiest day, to you!

@Rosemary, I'm right with you.

@Vivian, Bjorn is referring to Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

@Telltaletherapy, Poetry is like, I think--fits everywhere.

Off to read your poetic wholes and whispers and songs and such. :-)

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Kerry, Never mind. I just found Miranda (hooray!).

Kim Russell said...

I'm a little late getting around to linking and reading today - I won't go into detail. :( But Magaly's Grimm poem has got the juices flowing and I'm ready to read.

Fireblossom said...

Magaly girl.....owOOOoOoOooOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Rawroooooaooaooooooo !!!!!! HOWLin in the potree garden....

Timoteo said...

Back for another go-round, Toads!

Marian said...

Man oh man I'm having a hard time with losing Tom Petty

Swagger
with a guitar
Start your song with ah tsch
I will follow you anywhere
Uh huh

Toni Spencer said...

I am howling with joy at finally being able to be on the puter for more than 15 minutes at a time! Good to see you all again.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

A poem from my past still fit this prompt perfectly. I hope you can hear me....

I will be around to read for the last write as well as this one. I'm reading today and can't wait! Have a nice week Toads! Hugs!

The Bizza said...

It has been rather depressing. I've been feeling rather down and helpless to combat the recent viscous wickedness of fate.

Fortunately, I can still disconnect from reality from time to time and dip into nostalgia and fantasy. Thank goodness for poetry.

Samyuktha Jayaprakash said...

Hi guys!
Thank you all for popping by my blog. I will try to visit too :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Kim, some days, we just need a little Grimm (and by "we" I mean "me", of course. Yay! for juices doing their thing.

@Fireblossom, I heard you all the way in New York City!

@Timoteo, I'm still laughing.

@Marian, your howl so prettily.

@Toni, Good to read you, too.

@Bekkie, Your poem howls and screams (I hope the speaker gets to move, even run).

@The Bizza, Thank goodness for poetry and words and other people whiling to play along.

@Samyukatha, Read you around.

Susie Clevenger said...

Mine is more of a mellow howl. :)

Carrie Van Horn said...

Love this prompt Magaly!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Kerry, Your howl is just perfect.

@Carrie, Thank you!