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, October 29, 2012

Open Link Monday

It's Halloween time in the garden...

© Teresa Perin

... the toads are sharing their tricks and treats!

Carve the pumpkins, bake the cookies, open bags of candy and bring along your poetry - let's have some fun in the Imaginary Garden.

 © Ellen Wilson
 © Ellen Wilson
Please link up one of your latest pieces or share one of your Halloween poems from the archives: the choice is, as ever, yours to make and ours to enjoy.
Stay a while and visit with the many talented poets who have shared their work alongside your own.

28 comments:

Susan said...

Hey! I'm first! I shouldn't be awake, but this ballad for Izy has wanted to be up here even though it is still undergoing revisions and little twists. I mean, if the electric goes out tomorrow I wouldn't be able to post it. Thanks, Kerry!

Isadora Gruye said...

Linking my latest work which is a trick and a treat all of it's own.


Viva la

Madhavi said...

Posted my latest poem...

Jinksy said...

An edited oldie from me today...

Karen said...

Sometimes, even I don't know where they come from! Such is the case with this little ditty. Thanks for the opportunity to share it.

Beautiful flowers, by the way!

Kenia Cris said...

I've never written anything scary I guess, so I'm sharing my latest poem. Happy Halloween time everyone!

aprille said...

Not a great deal of sophisticated poetry in mine :-)
Thanks toads and don't burn your fingers on the midnight candles this Halloween.

JDC said...

This is actually my first halloween in the northern hemisphere.

Grace said...

I have linked a poem using Kerry's Sunday's challenge format ~

Happy Monday to all ~

Cad said...

I'm in a serious mood.

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Monday! Hope all will be safe in the path of hurricane Sandy!!

Marian said...

update from new england: nothin' shakin' here yet! but it's eerily quiet, too quiet, and we wait. tick tick tick tick.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Well, many of you have already read my Mansion of Memory piece and I had been going to post something else. But given we are all so Hallowe'eny here this month, will post it again for anyone who has missed it. I am so enjoying all of the Hallowe'en themes. Hope everyone gets safely through the storms, that are battering our shores.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

p.s. I LOVE Teresa's photo - such a lovely entry - and I adore the green and purple colors on the house. My kind of house!

Fiona said...

Just popped over to say hello.

I hope that the storm won't affect you and that it will pass quickly and quietly.

Have a good week
and thanks for vising Raindrops last week.

Fiona

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh good grief. Just realized I already posted this to Toads. Shows the state of my mental agility this Monday morning.

Barbara said...

Today the Halloween storm is on my mind and in my poems. Hope to have lots of time (and power) to visit everyone!

Herotomost said...

Heyyyy now. Happy Monday...hope everyone in the east is safe...batton down the hatches.

Hannah said...

I'm loving the leaf cyclones with all the wind from Sandy...so pretty to see leaves of all colors flying through the air in flocks...the wind chimes are frantic.

I'm sharing one of my favorite photographic captures of the week and a fave moment that I witnessed this week poetically expressed. :)'s to all Garden dwellers!

Stacey said...

In before I lose power.

Mary Mansfield said...

I'm sharing the quick little limerick I wrote for Mary's prompt about pet peeves since I linked in so late.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I wrote a quickie! Looking forward to reading and happy Halloween to everyone!!

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

For this Monday, I took out a poem from the pumpkin patch!
Great day all!

Ella said...

Yummy! I can't wait to read these~
:D Happy to be visiting the garden~

M. A. S. said...

Sorry.
Mine is not Halloweeny.

Margaret said...

Snip, Snap, mine fits in with the theme.... but it isn't "mine", it is my son's poem. Enjoy.

A Cuban In London said...

This is a literary feast I'll be tucking into in no time. Many thanks for all those links. Now I have my Halloween sorted out for the rest of the week! :-)

Greetings from London.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm late, and miles behind in commenting, but what can you do with a 4am idea but use it for Open Link?
K