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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, February 6, 2018

The Tuesday Platform

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ~ Eleonora Duse


Few things make me grin wider or brighter than the sight of Nature showing off. Heart-stirring poetry has a similar effect, and the latter can be relived over and over and over…

So, dear Toads and visitors, let’s share some of the poetry that remind our spirits we are alive. Share a new poem, an old poem, a short poem, any poem… then, rejoice in what others shared.  


19 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Vivian Zems said...

Hello Magaly... and all toads! Have a great Tuesday. I'll be back and forth to catch up during the day.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Happy Tuesday everyone!💞

Cressida de Nova said...

Thank you for this beautiful inspirational quote.

brudberg said...

Hello all... linked up a short piece in defense of witches.

Gillena Cox said...

I had planned my Monday WRites for sharing with today Platform, but Magaly's prompt inspired to share also a new poem of today: my fourth rainbow sighting for 2018
Have a good Tuesday everyone

much love...

Timoteo said...

Good to see ya again, Toads!

Kim Russell said...

I hope you are all having a great Tuesday and not shivering too much if you're in the Northern hemisphere. I'm glad the toads is the imaginary garden don't hibernate!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Kim, your thoughts on the non-hibernating nature of the Imaginary Garden made me giggle. Thank you for that.

WildChild47 said...

I wrestled with words today - too tired - but was inspired by the image and quote. The words came first and the image and corresponding story as a compliment.

thanks Magaly for the dance of light - hope everyone had a wonderful Tuesday.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Glad you enjoy the harbingers of Spring! Autumn here is always lovely, so I don't mind contemplating its approach, either. However, it's not a nature poem I have for you today.

Anonymous said...

Wishing all a wonderful Wednesday - I have been reading Kathleen Raine and so took some of her lines further

Kerry O'Connor said...

I am having some trouble with my very old and out-dated PC, which is why my comments are lagging. Trying to resolve the issue!

wishfulpennywell said...

nature; we are all one

Priscilla King said...

Happy Hump Day to all. I think the light verse to which I linked just might be considered my "poetic" manifesto...

Unknown said...

Yay, it's Wednesday. hi everybody! looks around the room, anybody? laughing. Cleaning out an old blog to close it down, making sure everything transferred and came across it. I put up one I did six months ago.
MNL (haiku cactus)

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Priscilla, I don't have Google+, so I shall comment here: Your "bad poetry" made me grin like a loon. Effective. :-)

Marian said...

Hi friends, I'm so late.... it's Wednesday night but heck, I wrote a poem, which is something at least, so am sharing. Hope you all are well and happy. xoxox M.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Thank you for sharing your words, everyone.