Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

Greetings, dear Toads. The world has been a bit of a mess lately. Nature has been upset for quite some time. And if that wasn’t enough, the ignorance and hatred-fueled recklessness of people continue to steal lives and maim living. We can’t deny the fact that things seem to be going from bleak to scream-worthy, but we can write and share. Words are no panacea, but some words can do wonders. Today, I invite you to “Howl your poetry into my bones.” I promise to howl back.

Feel free to use this image. The magnetic poetry and photography are mine. The background is a page from Vampiros, an anthology illustrated by Meritxell Ribas Puigmal.

Share a poem, any poem. Visit other Toads. Let’s find joy in words.


  1. Ah... I had to post my poem from Buffyverse... do not know how many of you are fans.

  2. Oops - 'Correct link' I say, when there wasn't an incorrect one this time. Oh well. And I am not howling about the state of the world, either; can't summon up anything more about that just now – I'm numbed.

  3. Hello everyone! I can't wait to read what everyone's written today. Whats Buffyverse - @ Bjorn?

  4. what a timely prompt - thank you for that and the chance to link up with other Tuesday poets

  5. @Kerry, "Miranda"? I'm confused. Unless you are talking about Serenity *hehehe*.

    @Bjorn, I'm looking forward to your Buffyverse poem.

    @Sanaa, happiest day, to you!

    @Rosemary, I'm right with you.

    @Vivian, Bjorn is referring to Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    @Telltaletherapy, Poetry is like, I think--fits everywhere.

    Off to read your poetic wholes and whispers and songs and such. :-)

  6. @Kerry, Never mind. I just found Miranda (hooray!).

  7. I'm a little late getting around to linking and reading today - I won't go into detail. :( But Magaly's Grimm poem has got the juices flowing and I'm ready to read.

  8. Magaly girl.....owOOOoOoOooOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Rawroooooaooaooooooo !!!!!! HOWLin in the potree garden....

  9. Back for another go-round, Toads!

  10. Man oh man I'm having a hard time with losing Tom Petty

    with a guitar
    Start your song with ah tsch
    I will follow you anywhere
    Uh huh

  11. I am howling with joy at finally being able to be on the puter for more than 15 minutes at a time! Good to see you all again.

  12. A poem from my past still fit this prompt perfectly. I hope you can hear me....

    I will be around to read for the last write as well as this one. I'm reading today and can't wait! Have a nice week Toads! Hugs!

  13. It has been rather depressing. I've been feeling rather down and helpless to combat the recent viscous wickedness of fate.

    Fortunately, I can still disconnect from reality from time to time and dip into nostalgia and fantasy. Thank goodness for poetry.

  14. Hi guys!
    Thank you all for popping by my blog. I will try to visit too :)

  15. @Kim, some days, we just need a little Grimm (and by "we" I mean "me", of course. Yay! for juices doing their thing.

    @Fireblossom, I heard you all the way in New York City!

    @Timoteo, I'm still laughing.

    @Marian, your howl so prettily.

    @Toni, Good to read you, too.

    @Bekkie, Your poem howls and screams (I hope the speaker gets to move, even run).

    @The Bizza, Thank goodness for poetry and words and other people whiling to play along.

    @Samyukatha, Read you around.

  16. @Kerry, Your howl is just perfect.

    @Carrie, Thank you!


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