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, November 27, 2018

Tuesday Platform: A cup of Poem

Welcome to the Tuesday Platform: A cup of Poem

Another month closes in on itself, - we step towards the last of the last - weeks to go before another calendar year picks up its skirts and bustles itself into the closet.

So here's your chance to dip into your well - the reserve of water - so precious it is, too often wasted -
and offer us a cup of poem:

But first, to quench your thirst this most wonderful taste:


A Late Walk -  by Robert Frost
When I go up through the mowing field,
The headless aftermath,
Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
Half closes the garden path.

And when I come to the garden ground,
The whir of sober birds
Up from the tangle of withered weeds
Is sadder than any words

A tree beside the wall stands bare,
But a leaf that lingered brown,
Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
Comes softly rattling down.

I end not far from my going forth
By picking the faded blue
Of the last remaining aster flower
To carry again to you.


Now, waste not, want not - choose your poem - and share it here.
Link up directly to the specific poem on your blog that you wish us to read.
Come back within the next few days to visit and share your thoughts with what fellow Toads, friends and travelers have offered to quench our thirst. Remember, in order to receive, you must give - and all comers, including "late to the party" are welcomed.


8 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Hi Pat. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem, and for the gracious way in which you host. I am sharing a poem I wrote this weekend for Karin's midweek prompt. I was a bit late.

Anmol (HA) said...

That's a lovely Frost verse. Thank you for sharing and hosting, Pat!

Looking forward to reading the linked poems in the coming days. :-)

willow_switches: Pat said...

Hello All :)

I hope your week is off to a wonderful start and continues to walk itself through good moments.

Be sure to stop in and read on cups of poems here .... enjoy the coffee/tea break and share your thoughts with fellow creationists. Happy trails and poeming 🍭

Toni Spencer said...

Thank you for hosting Pat. I am posting a haibun and since open platform seems to mean posting longgggg poems, I have posted a haibun in my abbreviated form....65 words total

Kim Russell said...

Thank you Pat for being such a gracious host and sharing a Robert Frost poem I haven't come across before.

Frank J. Tassone said...

Evening, Toads! Thanks, Pat! I'm back after a week off! Looking forward to reading!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem... Sorry to be so late

willow_switches: Pat said...

no problems no problems, everyone can pop in when they can Susie :)

it's all good for the weary to stop and sip a cup or several of poem ...