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, December 4, 2018

The Tuesday Platform



The First Day Of Winter 

On the first day of winter,
the earth awakens to the cold touch of itself.
Snow knows no other recourse except
this falling, this sudden letting go
over the small gnomed bushes, all the emptying trees.
Snow puts beauty back into the withered and malnourished,
into the death-wish of nature and the deliberate way
winter insists on nothing less than deference.
waiting all its life, snow says, "Let me cover you.
- Laura Lush from The First Day of Winter. (Ronsdale Press, 1997).


December greeted me with a huge smile on its face and whispered "it's gonna get better," gently into my ear. Being my birth month it adds to the excitement of the coming year where anything is possible. At present, I am applying for a job as an English teacher in an Academy and keeping my fingers crossed for good news. Hey a girl can hope, right? I'll keep you guys posted! So, grab a cup of coffee/tea or anything you like and join me as I read others and delight in their poetry. 

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17 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Happy December to you, Sanaa, and best of luck with your application to teach. You could work wonders for children's love of the English language.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you so much, Kerry ๐Ÿ˜Š heading over to read you. Happy December ๐Ÿ’ž☕

Marian said...

Fingers crossed for you, Sanaa!!!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Awwww๐Ÿ’ž Thank you so much, Marian! Happy Tuesday๐Ÿ˜Š☕

Silver said...

Congratulations, Sanaa! I sure hope you get the position you want.

That poem is fantastic. I'm so enamored of it. I'm going to read as much of Laura as I can, I'm so moved by her skill. Thank you for sharing.

rallentanda said...

Good luck Sanaa. You will make an inspiring English teacher.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Silver; Thank you!๐Ÿ˜Š I felt the same way after reading Laura's poem. Happy Tuesday!๐Ÿ’ž☕

@Rall; Thank you so much!๐Ÿ˜Š Heading over to read you. Happy Tuesday!๐Ÿ’ž☕

Toni Spencer said...

Hello Toads! Happy Tuesday to you all. Happy Chanukah as well. Good luck to you Sanaa on your application to teach.

Anmol (HA) said...

That is so wonderful. All the best, Sanaa! :-) And thanks for sharing a beautiful poem and for hosting today.
I wish everyone a lovely week ahead!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Toni; Thank you so much!๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Tuesday to you as well!๐Ÿ’ž☕

@Anmol; Thank you so much, hopefully I'll get the job๐Ÿ˜Š heading over to read you. Have a wonderful week ahead๐Ÿ’ž☕

Jim said...

Best wishes in your new endeavor, Sanaa. I taught college, Business and Law courses for 22 years. It is a wonderful life, a lot less stressful than what I was doing getting and keeping astronauts in space. If you mess up with a class you'll have a fresh group next semester, a fresh start.
I liked your poem selectiom, I would love to be as light as a snowflake when I fall. But only then. I generally get messed up, sometimes with broken bones. 
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Kim Russell said...

I so love that poem, Sanaa! How amazing that you are going into teaching! From one retired English teacher to a future English teacher: you will be fantastic!

brudberg said...

Joining late... will need to go to bed now, but will be back tomorrow.

Susie Clevenger said...

Good luck with your teaching application. I love the poem. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Bjorn; Goodnight๐Ÿ˜Š See you tomorrow.๐Ÿ’ž

@Kim; I can't thank you enough for your kind and loving words.๐Ÿ˜Š Your encouragement means a lot to me. Heading over to read you!๐Ÿ’ž☕

@Susie; And I loved your poem "Nothing better than a woman's eye."๐Ÿ’ž Thank you so much for the warm wishes๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Tuesday!๐Ÿ’ž☕

Frank J. Tassone said...

Evening, garden dwellers! Thanks, Sanaa, and best of luck with your application!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you so much, Frank ๐Ÿ˜Š heading over to read you๐Ÿ’ž☕