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 27, 2018

The Tuesday Platform


Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. We are nearing the month of March when at last Spring shall arrive breathing warm winds over the desolate landscape. The disheveled grass will once again turn lush, erasing the memory of its winter self. It's a sad time for all of us with the chaos going on in the world. It's hard to get one's mind off from what's happening, it's painful to write poetry from a bright perspective. But being human we live in hope and I believe that if it weren't for hope the world  would cease to exist. 

I came across this wonderful reading of the Four Quartets by T.S Eliot and couldn't resist sharing it with you guys. It's one of mankind's greatest poems till date which discusses one's relationship with time and universe. There is something incredibly haunting about the way he recites this poem especially in the opening lines where time seems to halt and the mind is filled with endless musing.

If you have any thoughts to share, ideas you wish to release into the wild or a world view to express, then you have come to the right place. Please share a poem of your choice and enjoy the company of your fellow scribes. We look forward to reading you and hope you have a wonderful day ahead.

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21 comments:

brudberg said...

Hello all.. I tried my hands on something new on prose poetry and American Sentences today... Happy Tuesday.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Bjorn; Happy Tuesday!๐Ÿ’ž Off to read you!๐Ÿน

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, thank you for the Eliot reading. What a treat!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rosemary; My pleasure, so glad you enjoyed it!๐Ÿ’ž

Neeraj Khanka said...

Awaiting spring for sure...though I like the winter more. But, it has been so cold already -- not looking for it anymore !

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thank you for hosting, Sanaa.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Neeraj; I couldn't agree more!๐Ÿ’ž
@Kerry; Happy Tuesday!๐Ÿน So nice to see you๐Ÿ’ž

Magaly Guerrero said...

Love the reading, Sanaa!

Happy Tuesday, everyone.

Timoteo said...

Hi ya Toads...heh heh.

Jim said...

Real nice Tuesday, I followed time in a personal manner today. I usually don't do that. But without the picture it might fit your life situation or one you could imagine.
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Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Magaly; Thank you!๐Ÿ’ž so glad you enjoyed it!๐Ÿ˜Š

@Timoteo; Happy Tuesday!๐Ÿ’ž
@Jim; Looking forward to reading you!๐Ÿ’ž

Vivian Zems said...

LovEly reading Sanaa! I'm not so well and I'm struggling to write...so my poem is about writing while you're ill.... not easy! Health is truly wealth๐Ÿ˜Š

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Vivian; Feel better soon sweetheart๐Ÿ’ž off to read you!๐Ÿน

Toni Spencer said...

Hi Sanaa. Happy Tuesday. I love the winter so much but it is good to see flowers blooming again.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Toni; Happy Tuesday!๐Ÿ’ž Thank you for joining in!๐Ÿน

Margaret said...

Sanaa - I tried to get into your poem but it said your "Account has been suspended"... ?

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Margaret; Yes there was a slight problem but its working now๐Ÿ’ž

Unknown said...

Wow! this is the first time I've heard/seen the quartets. Took a while to find the full texts on the web but I love them. Thank you for sharing it.
Mary (Cactus Haiku)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Mary; Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it!๐Ÿ’ž

Frank J. Tassone said...

Happy Wednesday, Toads. Here a day late, hopefully not a dollar short! :)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Frank; Thank you for joining us!๐Ÿ’ž Off to read you.