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, January 30, 2018

The Tuesday Platform


Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. We are bidding farewell to January and nearing the month of February which is the border between winter and spring. And for those of you who are interested it's almost time for ... wait for it... Super Bowl Sunday! It will be the 52nd Super Bowl and the 48th modern-era National Football League championship game! Oh gosh this is so exciting!

I came across this wonderful assortment of poetry read by Benedict Cumberbatch and just couldn't resist sharing it with you guys. Poems such as "The Seven Ages Of Man" and "Kubla Khan" tend to send one deep into thought and gives much to ruminate about. Moreover, the dulcet and velvet tone of the reader is an added bonus.

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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16 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for today's platform Sanaa

"Love is the seed in you of every virtue"
(Purgatorio canto 17)

That video of readings is awesome

much love...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

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

Vivian Zems said...

Hi Sanaa, thanks you for sharing this video...it's such a gem!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah, the wonderful Benedict! I consider him the greatest male actor of his generation. But even he mispronounces some words here, which in one case makes the metre wrong! I think poets read poetry better than actors do, even if our voices are not so beautifully trained.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

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

@Rosemary; Yes no doubt Poets read poetry way better than actors do!πŸ’ž I am off to read you now!πŸ’ž

Kerry O'Connor said...

I'm not one to resist the charms of Benedict! Thanks, Sanaa.

brudberg said...

Wrote mine earlier in the week.. and linked up this morning... will do my rounds before bedtime.

Susie Clevenger said...

Such a great reading! My poem was written for a friend.

WildChild47 said...

thanks for hosting Sanaa - and offering some wonderful readings to help soothe and inspire the savage breast :) have a wonderful week

Frank J. Tassone said...

Evening, Toads! Thanks, Sanaa, for the inspiring post! I look forward to reading everyone's poetry, soon!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Kerry; My pleasureπŸ’ž thanks for stopping by!🍹
@Bjorn; Take your time, so good to see you!πŸ’ž

@Susie; I'm glad you liked it! Heading over!πŸ’ž
@Wild-child; Thank you, wish you the same!πŸ’ž
@Frank; Thank you for joining us this week!🍹

Amrit Sinha said...

I posted a 2nd poem this week. Hope that is fine :-)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Amrit; Ofcourse!πŸ’ž

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I wrote and forgot to link although I had the link back to Toads! So I'm linking on Friday. I came back to read only to realize I wasn't linked. Lol! Anyway, have a nice weekend!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Bekkie; No problem πŸ’ž heading over to read you!πŸ’ž

Sara McNulty said...

I finally had a chance to read and listen to this amazing reading. A commanding voice gives poetry such life. Thanks for providing this treat.