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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.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Open Link Monday

Let's take a walk in the garden...


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Good day to all toads, wanderers and bards! You are all most welcome to rest awhile in our garden. Share a tale, visit with a friend, leave your thoughts behind.

This open link affords us all the opportunity to present a poem of our own choice, without any stipulation except that this space be treated with due consideration for all, in the Real Toads spirit.

23 comments:

Aidz Giannini said...

Post n run after a computer crash, Monday all

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Love, love, love to visit your magical Garden!

Have a most wondrous day!

*hugs*
Mimi

Susan said...

It is a beautiful morning to rest in the Garden! My poem "Soul Mate" is about a week old and some of you may have seen it at Poetry Pantry #110. I'll be back later to hang out with other Toads and Guests.

aprille said...

Thank you Kerry,
for the chance to read or re-read some lovely poems all around.

Laurie Kolp said...

Have a great day!!

Jim said...

Thank you, Mom Z Toad, I appreciate this outlet. You do good!
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Daydreamertoo said...

Thanks Kerry. Have a good week everyone.

manicddaily said...

I'm reposting Welsh unpronounceable poem! Sorry. Monday! Monday! Monday! (Agh.)

k.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I noticed that several pantoums were posted recently, so I dug around for one I wrote a few years back. I suggest you read the accompanying article, as it may not seem relevant without the context.

Marian said...

this is maybe rather saucy for a monday morning, but i didn't write a whole lot on vacation, so here ya go! and i'm back at work, feeling refreshed, and hereby vow to catch up here in the Garden. enjoy, everyone! xoxox

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm always so impressed by people who have poems "lying around" ready for Open Link Monday. All my old work is lost in the mists of time, except for one short poem and one prose poem, both of which I've already submitted for previous Open Links.
So it will be something new this week, or nothing at all. I'm feeling much better, however, so I'll be able to comment on everyone else's work.
K

Susie Clevenger said...

Sorry I have been M.I.A. the last few days. I have been working with the editor on my first poetry book. So many minor changes and decisions. Hopefully that is behind me and I can get back to writing again.

Timoteo said...

Checking in a bit late, toads, but haven't croaked yet! Offering something a bit more substantive today...

Mary Mansfield said...

I'm in with my long-overdue response to Ella's challenge about giving voice to an ancestor...better late than never! Happy Monday to all who linger in the Garden!

W.k. kortas said...

Posting an old friend who's received a bit of a nip-and-tuck, though a thorough Joan-Rivers issue rebuild might be in order.

Margaret said...

...decided on a little humor today! :)

Margaret said...

...Will be back in the morning to comment

Karen said...

I've missed this garden! Life has kept me away for a while, but when I need refreshment, I come here. Thank you for letting me wander in the garden.

Kerry O'Connor said...

@ Amidemanila: Please could you post the link to the specific poem you want read rather than to your blog home page.

Barbara @ The Healthy Nut said...

Here's a poem I just wrote this week and, as a beginner, I am never sure if I'm still looking at a first draft or a completed poem. I admire all of the poets I see here, posting poems all the time. I'm a slow poke I guess. Thank you for hosting this site.

Nicholas V. said...

Thank you for hosting!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Kerry, thanks for this. I had written this poem a long time ago and it really worked with some tweaking... well, lots of tweaking! Sorry to be so late to the party. Peace to all, and Adrian, sorry about your crash... I've had BSOD problems myself. Amy

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