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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, January 9, 2018

Tuesday Platform

Hello fellow poets and poetry lovers. I've been enjoying the lull of the post holiday season, but that doesn't mean I've been completely slacking. I have a lot of big goals for the upcoming year and I'm working on planning the best way to pull them off. A little planning can go a long way to help get us where we want to be.


My plans for victoriously taking on the new year definitely include working on some poetry. Submit a poem, new or old, to inspire everyone in our pond in the link below. Don't forget to see what your fellow poets have created this week. If you like something, don't keep it to yourself. Conversation and constructive feedback in the comments section is always welcome.


18 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

Jai ho : Be Victorious!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

In the poem I'm sharing, you will see that my goals aren't very worldly, and are accomplished in small, ordinary ways – but they are VERY big!

brudberg said...

I'm sharing a haibun on moon... Will make my round later today.

Kim Russell said...

It's the first anniversary of my mum's death and I'm working on a poem which I will share later on today. I'll come back and read when I've posted.

Gillena Cox said...

Jai ho: ENJOYED THE VIDEO

Best Wishes For a Bright And Creative 2018

much love...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

LOVE the music video, Rommy!❤️ A much needed boost of positivity, courage and strength! Happy Tuesday, everyone!❤️

Yvonne Osborne said...

I happen to have something this time around. Hello everyone!

Oh, and I loved that movie.

~Rasz~ said...

Jai Ho,amazing music video.Thank you for sharing some much-needed inspiration.

angie reinspired said...

it's raining here... maybe that's why i'm thinking of flowers

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hi friends, nice to see everyone as we begin another year of sharing poetry. I thank heaven for the blogosphere, and for all of you!

Frank J. Tassone said...

Afternoon, fellow Toads! Thanks for the inspiration, Rommy. Here's an ekphrastic tanka-prose about journeys taken.

Marian said...

Jai ho! Love, love!
Hope you all are well, dear friends. I'm sharing an older poem that feels topical. xoxo

Susie Clevenger said...

Hello everyone... I'm still getting over the flu, but feeling better.

Toni Spencer said...

I posted three haiku ... sorry Shay! :-)

paulscribbles said...

Moon musings from me too.

telltaletherapy said...

took title and image from a MidWest photographer - a far cry fom home and late into the garden

Unknown said...

http://cactushaiku.com/daily-haiku/
my first haiku/senryu post that started me doing them daily. Today, I reworked my essay about haiku vs senryu. In case people are interested in poetic history/anthropology, today I found a link to a pdf of a 1945 full-length article "Senryu Poetry as Folk and Community Expression" about a weekly senryu group at Tule Lake Relocation Center for Japanese Americans during WWII
https://www.nps.gov/tule/learn/historyculture/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=375222
All pics were added today including the cover of a senryu pub from that Tule Lake senryu group. I wish that was a pdf too so I could see the poems inside but no such luck. I usually don't rework a post but haiku vs senryu is something I think about. With the New year, I am thinking about forms to write within.
MNL (Cactus Haiku)

Unknown said...

I love that movie Slumdog Millionaire -- how all his life experiences helped him to be able to answer the questions. It's an incredible movie.
MNL (Cactus Haiku)