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, November 28, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

Greetings, dear Toads. If winter is dancing towards your bit of the world, I hope you are making plans to stay warm. If you live where is toasty, I’m jealous of your luck. I truly dislike New York City winters. All right, I hate cold weather wherever I happen to be (while it tries to freeze me). But I love the transition from autumn to winter, when the forest changes her dress, when coffee and tea warm the soul, when I get to wear my favorite crazy socks, when I can spend more time indoors reading your poetry…

So, let me read your words. Share a poem, any poem. Warm other Toads with your heartfelt comments about their poetic words. And if you have crazy socks, wear them wildly.

as always, feel free to use my photo, with proper accreditation
(you wouldn't want anyone to think these HUGE things belong to you, do you?) 

Add the direct link to your poem to Mr. Linky. Direct links make him happy.


Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thanks for hosting us, gorgeous!💞 Happy Tuesday, everyone💞

Kim Russell said...

Hi Magaly, and thanks for hosting. I'm out of hospital and back home where it's much warmer than outside. I'm back at the laptop, too, feeling the warmth from fellow poets.

brudberg said...

Just posting a small manifesto in the form of a haibun... Plans for writing... yes I have those.

gillena cox said...

Its never Winter here in Trinidad and Tobago. But never mind im sending warm wishes to Winter bound writers. And thanks for a lovely post today Magaly

Much 😍love

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for being such a welcoming host, Magaly.

Marian said...

Good morning, friends!

Cressida de Nova said... those socks ! :)

Vivian Zems said...

Hi Magaly, thanks for hosting. Now, I've got my evening reading all sorted- loads to read here :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Sanaa, Thank you for feeding Mr. Linky with your words.

@Kim, You are back and I'm going in (for a very short time, I'm hoping). So glad you get to play with your laptop and we get to delight in your words. By the way, I hope you show us the crazy socks.

@Bjorn, Love the manifesto... and your plans. :-)

@Gillena, Do waft that delicious Caribbean warmth my way. I would say that I'm waiting with arms open wide, but I'm actually curling under the heavy blankets... still waiting.

@Kerry, Thank you for your words.

@Marian, Great morning to you!

@Cressida, Thank you! They are certainly one of my favorite pairs.

@Vivian, You're very welcome. I'm still giggling (a bit terrified) at your last line.

WildChild47 said...

thanks for hosting, the interesting ideas - socks, funky socks (they rule, along with hand-knitted ones) and warmth - cool prompt stirring all kinds of ideas - Happy Tuesday and wonderful rest of the week

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Tuesday. I went snarky with mine. :) Hope your times away will be short Magaly!

Sherry Marr said...

Goodness, Tuesday got away on me.......I have linked the first poem I feel okay about since moving here in February. Just making the rounds now to read yours.......I love your socks, Magaly. for Christmas, for a little extra I bought my sister a pair of socks that has, written on the bottom, "if you can read this, bring me wine". LOL. I actually need a pair myself.