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 26, 2018

The Tuesday Platform


Summer-kissed greetings, my dear Toads. Since Rommy is busy readying her eldest for his first year of college freshmanhood, I’ve taken a wee break from my hosting hiatus to fill in for her.

On this summery Tuesday (I might be drunk on summer *don’t tell*) let us share a new poem, or an old poem, or a screaming poem, or a summer-kissed poem, or… well, any poem you like.

As one of our very own poets sagely suggests, in her Dirt Road Dreams:
“Life is a poem
just waiting to be written,
lift your pen and speak.”



Please add the direct link to your poem to Mr. Linky. Visit other Toads. Speak summer poetry.


13 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Let us do poetry, everyone! and summer... let us do summer, too. ;-)

Jim said...

Or ramble from summer shade beside the pool. Telling tales of ins and outs.
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Jinksy said...

My earlier Mr Linky seemed not to link to the page I asked it too, so I shall try againHERE

Jinksy said...

Sorry Mr Linky won't let me enter the correct link, but the one in my comment above works fine!

Marian said...

My poem is definitely summer-kissed :) xx

HowAnxious said...

Hey poets, it's been a while since I last linked. I hope everyone is doing well. I look forward to reading the many diverse expressions I have had come to love and admire.
-HA

Kerry O'Connor said...

My poem is a late reply to Karin's Walt Whitman prompt.

Thank you for being our gracious host today, Magaly. It is always a treat to partake of your positive energy! And thank you for sharing Susie's words.
Hooray for the toads!

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Jim, It was a rather fun ramble.

@Jinksy, The second link worked. And I deleted the first. Thank you!

@Marian, Summer-kissed and cucumber at the ready! ;-D

@HowAnxious, Welcome back.

@Kerry, I feel the urge to memorize a stanza or three of your poem, just so that I can recite them at pokers and probers during my next sleepover.

Marion said...

I haven't been here in a while. I posted my poem, 'Tree Memory' about losing my favorite summer shade tree eight years ago. I still miss it... xo

Carrie Van Horn said...

so glad to have made it today....Love the quote from Susie's lovely book!!

Frank J. Tassone said...

Evening, Toads! Thanks, Magaly!

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Marion, I hope you can soon grow something new.

@Carrie, Me too! *giggles*

@Frank, Welcome. :-)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Thanks for playing, everyone. I enjoyed your words. I hope the rest of your week is extra yummy.