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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 8, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to The Imaginary Garden! 

Opinion is a flitting thing,
But Truth, outlasts the Sun -
If then we cannot own them both -
Possess the oldest one -

    -- Emily Dickinson
(copyright Emily Dickinson Museum, fair use)

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10 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

Emily Dickinson is one of my favourites, thanks for today's share from her


much love...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Love Emily Dickinson!💖 It's a beautiful evening here in K.L, sharing my poem "Of Lament and Love (a rubaiyat) Happy Tuesday, everyone 💖

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I'm giving you a poem about light – not unrelated to the sun (smile).

Magaly Guerrero said...

Delicious quote.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ah, Emily... My love affair with her words will never die.

Timoteo said...

It's all about dirty birds today, Toads!

Toni Spencer said...

I love Emily Dickinson...her words always leave me breathless. I'm just gabbling about fireflies today.

Martin Kloess said...

Wonderful job, everyone.
Thank you, Marian.

angieinspired said...

Am reading a novel about Nietzsche, so that's the why

Susie Clevenger said...

I'm struggling to think right now, but I need to get my mind on something besides my daughter's illness.