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.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the imaginary garden ...

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Before we get down to the business of the day, I would like to thank everyone who participated in our Real Toad challenges and prompts last week.  Monday to Friday, there were a total of 80 links, and I am most gratified by the increasing support of our writers' community. The quality of the poetry shared was something of which we should all be proud.

Now a new week begins, and this open invitation to share poetry is made once again. Link up your latest piece, or a poem from your archives for which you would appreciate additional commentary. Please take some time out of your busy day to visit and comment on the work of the other poets - your support is a very valuable part of the on-line poet's process.

 

20 comments:

Modern Day Disciple said...

I think this is my first time linking up here. Thanks for hosting this poetry link. I look forward to checking back to visit others.

Aidz Giannini said...

Evening.... Ill try and get to read as its a busy work week, lots of travel

Abin Chakraborty said...

back after along hiatus.great to return to the garden and looking forward to reading your shares.

Sayantini Bhattacharya said...

Okay, now I have posted my latest piece which is a haiku...

indiwriter said...

Back after a break.. and I love those toads as much as the garden!

aprille said...

Good morning all.
Well, over here it isn't good :-) Rain, rain, rain. I want to move south.
I hope there are some sunny posts coming up here today. I need your sun.

[Kerry, you've got mail!]

Susan said...

Jumping ahead here to post an oldie, but I'll be back to post a seven-ling later. I really like that form. This poem was work shopped by creative writing students, so they could witness writing and revising. We got some real toads in there, and a 3-part plus couplet structure, but never came back for the rhyme and beat. I like it anyway.

Ella said...

It is so pretty n' peaceful in the garden today! :D Thank you~

Timoteo said...

And we got to get back to the gaaaarrrrdennnn...

Hannah said...

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! :)

Karen Lange said...

I'll have to try my hand at poetry so I can link up with this sometime. Sounds like fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It's great to meet you! :)

Mary Mansfield said...

Happy, happy Monday to all here in the Garden!

Marian said...

crap, it's monday night? and i haven't even written my sevenling yet. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME ACK

Serena said...

Hi everyone. I'm looking forward to reading your poems.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

A nice way to start the week! Thanks!

Heaven said...

I wrote some more landai poems as the comments I received were very encouraging.

Happy Monday to everyone ~

Grace

Kim Nelson said...

I'll be back tomorrow to read all the wonder you have created!

Margaret said...

Late arriving ... actually it is early Tuesday morning. I have caught up on most of my visiting... except I still plan on finishing last Monday's reading tomorrow and visit this week as well. I've been very busy this past week and will explain about it in a couple of weeks...

my heart's love songs said...

sorry i'm so late! i'll be back this evening to visit others.

shawnacy said...

so good to have been able to visit some of you tonight. ... or at least, to sit out on your evening porches and catch the bits of poems that flew out the open windows.
I have missed this like crazy.