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, August 7, 2018

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Tuesday Platform:  - Are you Joking? 
(nope, this is real@the garden)

Greetings Toads and Friends ~ it's Tuesday and it's time to showcase your creativity!

The stage is yours today. You sit center spotlight. The production and direction is entirely in your hands.

So link up with Mr. Linky and share with us, one poem of your choice. 
Old. Oldish. New. Newish. Re-write. Freshly squeezed. etc.
Don your caps, hats, feathered boas, platform shoes, or whatever works for you and get to it. 

Once you've shared and linked, please stop back in here to check out what's happening and take some time to switch roles and visit with the others. Share your ideas and encouragement. Find some inspiration waiting in the wings.

Now - on with the show.

[note: the weather here is predictably unstable and more often than not lately, I find myself sitting in the dark - due to prolonged power outages, so I may very well be delayed popping back in, but I will get around as I can.]

Happy Poeming and Tuesday!

image: 1540 woodcut by Heinrich Vogtherr the Younger (public domain)
quote: taken from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Purloined Letter"



Priscilla King said...

This weekend's O Bheal poem came out as a science fiction poem; the post includes links to two longish short stories set at different times in the same hypothetical future.

Unknown said...

Love the woodcut and the quote! so cool!
Mary (Cactus Haiku)

Toni Spencer said...

Hi Pat! Great to see you taking care of the Tuesday Platform. Lol. The quote is spot on

Frank J. Tassone said...

Good Afternoon, Toads! Thanks, Pat! Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Carrie Van Horn said...

Glad to have made it here....thank you Pat for bringing us the platform today.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Finally found my feathered boa--it took forever! Now, I can't choose the perfect hat. The perfect hat is important. I shall do a bit of running around, and then come back to delight in everybody's poetic yum.

Thanks a bunch for hosting, Pat.

brudberg said...

Joining up with a small sonnet today... Thank you Pat

Anonymous said...

Hello friends and travelers, costumed or not ....

the hour creeps later and I'm suffering for intense pain so I will be back tomorrow, with fresh eyes and a lighter step, I hope, in my heart ...
to read ....

so continue carrying on and enjoy the Tuesday and what's left of it, as it slides into Wednesday :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for the wonderful invitation, Pat.. never mind the weather. It is great to see such a wonderful turnout in the garden. I am sharing a poem from last year, as my writing time has been limited. It's late too, but better late than never.

Marian said...

I don't even know what day it is, and you've already read this poem, Pat, but sharing anyway! Love to all. M.