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 10, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...



Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. I have been thinking a lot about the world lately, and how hatred and indifference seem to have spread its wings. The other day, there was a girl whom I passed by on the street, who looked forlorn and down in the dumps. I flashed her a smile and felt a sense of contentment as her face lit up. The world needs love and kindness and we should try to contribute in whichever way that we can. 

If you have any thoughts to share, ideas you wish to release into the wild or a world view to express, then you have come to the right place. Please share a poem of your choice and enjoy the company of your fellow scribes. 

Remember to stop by tomorrow for our Toads in Tandem feature post. Isadora and Kim have banded together to bring us a collaborative poem to celebrate the creativity of our Garden environment.


19 comments:

Kim Russell said...

I was going to link up a different poem today, Sanaa, but when I read your intro, about hatred and indifference seeming to have spread their wings, and your smile hitting the spot, I thought I'd contribute to the love and kindness needed in the world.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I am feeling a bit nostalgic so decided to share an old poem today💕 Happy Tuesday, everyone💕

@Kim; Thank you so much! I appreciate the sentiment💕 xo

Marian said...

Hello, Sanaa! Hello, Toads!

brudberg said...

I did bring up a new one written for the Quadrille yesterday.

Gillena Cox said...

Good Tuesday everyone

much love...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Marian; Hello pretty woman!💕

@Bjorn; Looking forward to it!💕

@Gillena; Good Tuesday to you too!💕

Kerry O'Connor said...

Sharing a sonnet I wrote a week or so ago. I am back at work, full steam ahead until December, so my various voices may fall silent.

Thanks for being such a generous host, Sanaa. Your smile always brightens up my day.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Kerry; Aww shucks! Thank you so much💕 I loved your sonnet!

Jazzbumpa said...

I also contributed a quadrille.

namaste
JzB

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Happy sunny October morning, friends. I am sharing a poem I wrote for a friend who recently died. I wrote it for him two years ago and he read it, which I am happy about. Paul , Shay and Audrey have already read it. He was an amazing being, who walked his earth walk with grace. Nice to remember him this sunny morning.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Sherry; I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It's a beautiful tribute to your friend. I will remember him in my prayers. *big hugs*

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Thanks so much, Sanaa. Kerry, I cant find your sonnet. Checked both your sites. What is its title, please? I LOVE "Blindness Serves", and resonate with it very much.

Vivian Zems said...

Hi everyone! I've just one to reflect how we're imprisoned by our own foibles. A sad state.

Vivian Zems said...

*Posted one to reflect * - typo, sorry

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Saw after posting, we are seeking hope this morning, so posted another! One can never have too much hope.

Kay L. Davies said...

Hello Toads, I wish I were with you...perhaps soon, I hope. Meanwhile, love to all of you — Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Toni Spencer said...

I have linked a poem called Hope. De Jackson was the prompter for dVerse Poets Pub yesterday and her word for the quadrille was 'hopw" We all need it every day. Thank you for this love prompt Sanaa!

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Tuesday!!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Toni; You're most welcome, Toni💕

@Susie; Happy Tuesday to you too!💕

@Sherry; Thank you so much! xo 💕