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, June 5, 2018

The Tuesday Platform

Fiery Tulip by Benny Jackson, Unsplash




"A something in a summer's Day
As slow her flambeaux burn away
Which solemnizes me.

A something in a summer's noon --
A depth -- an Azure -- a perfume --
Transcending ecstasy.

And still within a summer's night
A something so transporting bright
I clap my hands to see --

Then veil my too inspecting face
Lets such a subtle -- shimmering grace
Flutter too far for me --

The wizard fingers never rest --
The purple brook within the breast
Still chafes it narrow bed --

Still rears the East her amber Flag --
Guides still the sun along the Crag
His Caravan of Red --

So looking on -- the night -- the morn
Conclude the wonder gay --
And I meet, coming thro' the dews
Another summer's Day!"   ~ Emily Dickinson

Few things make me smile i.e. tulips in Spring and sun-kissed beaches in Summer. Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. It's a beautiful day here in K.L and I'm looking forward to reading poetry with a cup of coffee. 

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. 

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13 comments:

brudberg said...

Hello all... posting early today (or late for the weekend challenge)...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Bjorn; Hello, heading over to read you ☕ Happy Tuesday! 💞

Vivian Zems said...

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday and have a great ..rest of the week!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Vivian; Wish you the same!💞☕

Timoteo said...

G'morning Toads...looking lovely as ever!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Timoteo; G'morning ☕ thank you for joining us today 💞

Susie Clevenger said...

May was an incredibly long, hard month. I wrote my poem during my daughter's recent illness.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Susie; Sending love and prayers 💞

rallentanda said...

My poem was inspired by Kerry O'Connor's interview with Sherry over at Poets United.It is cold and wet here in Sydney.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rall; Hot and humid here.. heading over to read you 💞☕

Carrie Van Horn said...

Glad to make it here. Look forward to visiting you all.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Carrie; Hi! Thank you for joining us!💞☕

Kerry O'Connor said...

Annell, I tried to leave a comment on your blog but the post which appears to have been your Tuesday write does not seem to have a comment box.