Greetings to all toads and visitors to the imaginary garden!
Today marks the official anniversary of Real Toads, and I invite you all to join in our celebration by sharing a poem, using the Mr Linky, or your thoughts, in the comment box. It also happens to be Mandela Day, marking Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday. He has made a world-wide appeal for people to donate their time - exactly 67 minutes - to serving others. Perhaps this might inspire some poetic thoughts in you today.
My personal thanks go to everyone who has made this site the success it is. You are an on-going source of inspiration to more people than you can imagine.
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.