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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, October 23, 2018

The Tuesday Platform

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Late October 


Carefully
the leaves of autumn
sprinkle down the tinny
sound of little dyings
and skies sated
of ruddy sunsets
of roseate dawns
roil ceaselessly in
cobweb greys and turn
to black
for comfort.

Only lovers
see the fall
a signal end to endings
a gruffish gesture alerting
those who will not be alarmed
that we begin to stop
in order to begin
again. 

There is something about poems by Maya Angelou that stir my soul and my muse from time to time. Greetings poets, wayfarers and friends, it's a beautiful day here and I am looking forward to reading poetry with a cup of coffee.

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. 


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16 comments:

brudberg said...

Hello all.. today I post a sestina I wrote last week... Sorry for posting such a long poem, but it was hard work writing it :-)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

It’s a gorgeous, gorgeous poem Bjorn 😊 I am so glad you posted it! Happy Tuesday πŸ’ž☕️

Margaret said...

Gorgeous, Maya Angelou's poetry. I am posting now and will be back this evening as I am off and running and won't have a chance to sit down at a computer until about 9pm. At least I hope it is not later than that!

Timoteo said...

Good morning Toads...lovely to see you again!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Happy Tuesday, Margaret 😊 heading over to read youπŸ’ž☕

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Lovely to see you too!😊 Happy Tuesday!πŸ’ž☕

Kerry O'Connor said...

My belated tritina for Marian's weekend challenge, and using Sanaa's word list. Many thanks to those who have already visited. I have updated the post by adding my own ink sketch.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved it, Kerry! 😊 Happy Tuesday πŸ’ž☕️

willow_switches: PatπŸƒ said...

Thanks for hosting Sanaa :)

And happy poeming and wording this week to one and all :)

I'm so far behind and gasping, grasping for straws, and sometimes words ... so sadly, I've missed and skipped out on some wonderful prompts here at Toads - but they have been inspiring! Well done everyone who has offered us such amazing stuff to sink our teeth into and to those who have played along (I've caught some bits here and there in my wandering/travels) ... so now, to start again and see where the word wizards wander :)

Lovely poem by Angelou Sanaa - great selection to pause for breath :)

Kim Russell said...

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful Maya Angelou poem, Sanaa! Tuesday has come round again and it's nearly the end of October. I'm sharing a poem I wrote for dVerse Poetics which takes me back to childhood. Have a great week everyone!

Carrie Van Horn said...

I so love Maya Angelou's poetry. Glad to be here and look forward to making the rounds soon.

Frank J. Tassone said...

Happy Tuesday, Toads! Thanks, Sanaa! :)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you so much, Pat 😊 have a wonderful week ahead πŸ’ž☕️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Loved it, Kim 😊 thank you so much for sharing it with us!πŸ’ž☕️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I love Angelou’s poetry too 😊 so nice to see you again, Carrie πŸ’ž☕️

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you for joining us, Frank 😊 have a wonderful week ahead!πŸ’ž☕️