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 28, 2018

The Tuesday Platform

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Autumn Day

Lord: it is time. The summer was immense.
Lay your shadow on the sundials
and let loose the wind in the fields.

Bid the last fruits to be full;
give them another two more southerly days,
press them to ripeness, and chase
the last sweetness into the heavy wine.

Whoever has no house now will not build one
Whoever is alone now will remain so for a long
will stay up, read, write long letters,
and wander the avenues, up and down,
restlessly, while the leaves are blowing.  ~ RainerMaria Rilke

The time is almost here when Autumn's sweet breath serenades the land, when begrudging leaves blush and hills turn a shade of gold and red. I have been in love with Autumn ever since I can remember. Greetings poets, wayfarers and friends it's a lovely day here in Kuala Lumpur and I am 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.



Anonymous said...

A lovely verse to start the day ~ if it was only true - indeed summer has been immense - and is still stretching her skirts and wings; we're still dying for the heat and extreme humidity - but then, it was snowing in parts of Canada too, yesterday! go figure ๐Ÿ˜‚

I can say, I am definitely looking forward to Fall - but it's still waiting in the wings - so, Happy Tuesday everyone ... and thank you Sanaa for hosting today.

And here's hoping wherever you are, the weather is beautiful and the poeming speaks of magic.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you so much, Pat ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Tuesday to you too!๐Ÿ’ž☕

Kim Russell said...

Thank you for sharing the Rilke poem, Sanaa. I'm afraid I'm being lazy this morning after reading and commenting on quadrilles, so I've linked up an autumn poem I wrote back in June. Happy Tuesday! ;)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love autumn too, my favourite season – but here of course we are just about to enter Spring, which has its own pleasures.

I'm sharing just a tiny thing with you this time.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I know exactly how you feel, Kim ๐Ÿ˜Š heading over to read you๐Ÿ’ž☕

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you so much, Rosemary๐Ÿ’ž Happy Tuesday!๐Ÿ˜Š☕

brudberg said...

Hello all... now back from vacation and sharing a small poem... will have a lot to read later today.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Yayy welcome back Bjorn ๐Ÿ˜Š heading over to read you!๐Ÿ’ž☕

Carrie Van Horn said...

Looking forward to visiting everyone! Thank you Sanaa! ๐ŸŒท

Kerry O'Connor said...

The Rilke is such a brilliant mood piece.. my thoughts turn from Spring to Autumn, these seasons of change affect my moods.

Thanks for hosting, Sanaa.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you for joining us, Carrie ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Tuesday!๐Ÿ’ž☕

Sanaa Rizvi said...

My thoughts exactly, Kerry ๐Ÿ˜Š hope you are having a wonderful day๐Ÿ’ž☕

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you for the beautiful poem Sanaa. I am looking forward to summer's end. This has been a harsh one for our family.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Warm hugs to you, Susie๐Ÿ’ž heading over to read you☕

Herotomost said...

Well my summer will last well into October, but that made me feel much better about it!!! Thanks and Hello everyone!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Yayyy Corey is in the house!๐Ÿ’ž Hello ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Tuesday!☕

Frank J. Tassone said...

Evening, fellow pond dwellers! Thanks, Sanaa! :)

Margaret said...

Posting here and late to the Weekend Prompt by Toni. I will be back tomorrow to read and comment.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Great to see you Frank!๐Ÿ’ž☕

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you, Margaret๐Ÿ’ž hope everything is well at your end☕