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, February 20, 2018

The Tuesday Platform

Hello fellow poets and poetry lovers! Here in the Northeast USA, we're still feeling winter's chill (it just snowed yesterday) but spring isn't too far off. The sound of birds calling to their prospective mates and sight of buds appearing on some trees and shrubs are already lifting my spirit. I've also found myself inspired by pop culture, especially the new Black Panther movie, which left me feeling hopeful.


Hopefully you're inspired to share 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.

 

13 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thanks for hosting us, Rommy!💞 I have yet to check out the new Black Panther movie. It sounds like one that shouldn't be missed! Happy Tuesday everyone!🍹

Gillena Cox said...

Looked at trailers and News interviews. I look forward to seeing it. My daughter is taking me to see it this weekend

Happy Tuesday folks

much love...

Timoteo said...

Good morning Toads! Let's take a ride!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I regret I have no new offering today, just the poem I linked up late to Rommy's Love Hurts prompt. Many thanks to those who have already commented.
K

Vivian Zems said...

Thanks for hosting, Rommy! I've done something on the concept of 'Pain'.
ps I've seen Black Panther... so I'll keep schtum until the verdicts come in.

Susie Clevenger said...

Hello everyone! My poem is written from experiences I've never really put words to. So thankful I find myself in a better frame of mind with my battle with fibromyalgia this winter.

brudberg said...

Hello all... I link up some grey writing tonight... we actually have some decent winter and it has shortened my bicycle trip to work as I can take a shortcut across the ice... I love winter.

Frank J. Tassone said...

Hi, Toads! Thanks for hosting, Rommy! Hopefully, my son and I can see the Black Panther tonight--if he finishes his essay for English!

Kim Russell said...

Hi everyone! I'm linking up the poem I wrote for Paul's prompt over at dVerse. I've been trying to have a bit of a clean up before I go to my daughter's for the birth of my first grandson. I'll be travelling down on 3rd March if all goes to plan. But then, he may arrive early. I'm packing a bag tomorrow just in case.

Jim said...

Spring has sprung. I know the ground hog saw his shadow and has taken spring to hide with him. But here we've had two nice weeks of spring like weather and now it's hot. In the high eighties several days. High seventies and eighties from here, we are having Texas summer early. I wrote a bit about that and the birds, thanks for telling that you triggered a lot of bird writings.
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M. A. S. said...

I shared an old poem.
I'll be seeing Black Panther in a couple of days.
Thanks.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

We've had extreme heat here and it took some doing to protect my cat from heat-stroke. Which is my wonderful excuse for the fact thatI'll be slow to read your poems this time; everything but cat care having piled up

Unknown said...

oh, I want to go see Black Panther. Thanks for the heads up.

It's gotten cold down here in Arizona -- at least cold for us. Tonight the low is supposed to be 34F/1C. Still it's not as cold as up North. I did a post about ice music on Tuesday which seemed perfect.
Mary (MNL, Cactus Haiku)