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, December 26, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to The Garden, dearest Toads and visitors. I hope you’ve been enjoying the Holiday Season. I, as always, have been mourning warm weather (and cursing an achy shoulder). But don’t pay much attention to that, you know what they say about me (and passiflora plants):

In summer,
my potted passiflora envies
trees whose roots run deep
into deliciously wild dirt.
In winter, she holds on
to the lush of her leaves…
grateful she’s not an oak.

Let’s get lost in poetry. Share an old poem or a new poem or, mayhap, a poem that doesn't care about her age (yes, today, all poems are ladies). Visit other Toads. Be merry in word, everyone.

do feel free to use my image
and again, be merry


12 comments:

Mariya Koleva said...

Happy holidays, friends!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Feel better soon, gorgeous!💞

Trådløs said...

Happy holidays everyone!
Sharing a poem with SOME wrinkles - not too many though
Will be back to read what you shared a bit later

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hi kids, am travelling today, will visit as i am able. Hope everyone is happy and well.

Unknown said...

Happy Holidays,everybody!
MNL (Cactus Haiku)

Bekkie Sanchez said...

No poem today I'm dropping off something else. Happy Holidays!

brudberg said...

Sharing a bit of prose poetry... have been reading some Borges.

Frank J. Tassone said...

Good Evening, Poets! Happy Holidays!

Toni Spencer said...

Created a haibun with no wrinkles! Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy new year, full of poetry!

sarah said...

I love this little gap between Christmas and New Year. A time for reflection, reading and poetry!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays All. Spending some quality time with my eldest daughter and have been offline mostly.I'll get to some reading shortly.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Thanks a bunch for sharing your poetry, everyone.