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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, January 16, 2018

The Tuesday Platform


Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. We are midway through January and the weather here in Malaysia has taken quite an interesting turn. Due to the constant rain in surrounding areas the temperature has managed to drop to 18 degrees celsius (approximately 66 degrees Fahrenheit) and I couldn't be happier! It's a welcome change from the usual weather which is both dry and humid.

I came across this wonderful reading of "The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock,"read by Anthony Hopkins and couldn't resist sharing it with you guys. There is a dare running through this poem; and the power of his tone and rhythm is as though a beating drum that sounds both haunting and melodious in my head.

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. We look forward to reading you and hope you have a wonderful day ahead.

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18 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Happy Tuesday, everyone!πŸ’ž

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Tuesday to all

much love...

Anonymous said...

I almost learnt this by heart as it goes to the heart and sounds so better spoken by Hopkins than by Eliot - thank you for featuring this today!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Gillena; Happy Tuesday to you too!πŸ’ž

@Laura; Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed it!πŸ’ž

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Tuesday! It is cold and icy here. Love the poem reading Sanaa!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Susie; Happy Tuesday, so good to see you!!πŸ’ž

sarah said...

Exploring my back catalogue! Nobody has a voice quite like Anthony Hopkins.

Vivian Zems said...

Hi Sanaa! And fellow Toads! I'd love to know where to find the link for the poem you mentioned. Have a great day!

Vivian Zems said...

Oops just seen it. It didn't show up initially.

brudberg said...

Linking up a poem for peace..

Frank J. Tassone said...

Happy Tuesday, Toads! Thanks, Sanaa!

Toni Spencer said...

Happy Tuesday! It is icy cold here and snow is expected tonight after midnight! So excited. Hope all of you are having a great week so far.

Sara McNulty said...

Sanaa, thank you so much for this incredible reading. A brilliant actor, with a voice that commands an audience. This was wonderful!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thanks for coming everyone!πŸ’ž I am so glad you guys enjoyed the video!😊

rallentanda said...

I love this poem. Thank you for the video Saana.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rall; Thank you, so good to see you!πŸ’ž

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely reading!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Linda; Thank you for joining us!πŸ’ž