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, May 1, 2018

The Tuesday Platform

Hello Poets and Poetry Lovers! I'm coming off the end of a fabulous birthday weekend. It was filled with things that made my geeky heart go all a flutter, especially getting a chance to watch Avengers: Infinity Wars.

Let me play you a song of my people

Is there anything that you unashamedly geek out over? Feel free to tell us all about it in a poetic format, or share something entirely different if you prefer (new or old is fine). 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.

10 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

After the month of frenzied poetry writing, I'm sure bloggers are taking a well-earned break. I am sharing the poem I wrote in parts, now published as a single unit on Skylover - my comments free blog - for those who would be interested to see the end product, but without the need to respond again. I must express my sincere gratitude to all those who commented as the piece evolved. This is definitely an example of a project which would never have happened if not for NaPoWriMo.

paulscribbles said...

Loved the closing stanza Kerry.

brudberg said...

Kerry... I had not read all the installments of your long poem... it's really a wonderful and sad epic. I'm thinking in pictures from your words and I know no artist better than Otto Dix to capture the battlefield horrors.

Marian said...

Hi friends!
I missed out on most of the April fun. Am a little sad about it, and am trying really hard to embrace the fact that life for me, for now, is mostly work and family with little time or space for anything else. Trying!!
When I have some breathing room (when? I don't know) I want to catch up on some of the creations all of you shared. Meanwhile, today I have a small poem I managed to pull together at the end of last week, that kinda represents how I've been feeling. Sigh.
Rommy: So many things! My family did get to see They Might Be Giants live last week, and that is seriously worth geeking out over! <3

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Happy to be here this fine Tuesday!

Timoteo said...

Nice video. When I was growing up we had toy soldiers, and we had to make them move with our own hands...how low tech, eh? Love ya, Toads!

Toni Spencer said...

Hello Toads. At last it is over, the 30 in 30. I am posting a short poem here today. Kerry, your long poem, full version, is devastating in its brilliance and truth. I'm reading it in its entirety for the second time.

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Tuesday, Happy May 1st dear Toads

Margaret said...

I'm exhausted (from writing poetry all month :) AND finishing up helping my son with 4th grade math (UGH... fractions and conversions of units of measurement - feet vs yards and gallons vs pints etc. ALL things I'm horrible with.

I have I think three challenges to still visit on and comment and I will get to them soon. Happy Tuesday and May 1st everyone!

Frank J. Tassone said...

Afternoon, Toads! Thanks, Rommy, for your Tuesday Platform inspiration! Kerry, I'm undone by your epic! So evocative and unrelenting: A true masterpiece! :)