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, February 18, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

Favim.com
Please join our gathering of toads.

I am not one to wish my life away, but I am counting the weeks until the end of February, because it is the hottest month of the year in my part of the world. The temperature soars, humidity is high and thunderstorms are our only hope of relief. However, I am certain that there are many other Real Toadians who have had enough of the Winter and are looking forward to the Spring of 2013. Whatever the weather, all are warmly greeted this Monday in the garden. Please link up a poem of your choice and spend some time reading and relaxing in our poetic environment.

26 comments:

Aidz Giannini said...

Hi All, linking to an experimental write, new words and 4 old poems linked together ... also using an on site comment box, way down the bottom... now to sleep as just home after a longgggg day at work

Jinksy said...

My Toad calendar is all adrift! Sorry, folks! LOL

aprille said...

Lovely morning here. Hope it is the same for all of you. My first little walk out of doors today.

Susan said...

While posting this poem, I'm listening to "Unchained Melody" sung by the Righteous Brothers. Ghosts was in my mind.

underthetoadstool said...

I wrote my poem, Tear, as a memory to my late mother, who passed on three years ago today.

underthetoadstool said...

underthetoadstool = Crayfish

hahah

Chhavi Vatwani said...

Susan! I love that song! :D

Hannah said...

Good morning Toads and fellow blog hoppers!!! :)'s

Mary said...

Good morning...I shared my most recent poem! Hope you all have a pleasant week.

Charleen said...

This is an old poem of mine that I had never posted on the internet. Thanks for giving me an excuse to post it.

Mixi said...

Hello Toads!

As always, Open Link Monday gives me the opportunity to showcase my poems on the various aspects of gender inequality and oppression of women in India.

I'm sorry that they are a grim way to start the week, but it is important to acknowledge this issue, more so since it is a concept that is (thankfully) a bit harder to make sense of in Western cultures. Today's piece is on "honour"-killings.

I hope you will spread the message in your own ways, in your own words, or at least think of the victims and condemn the perpetrators of such senseless violence...

Have a great week ahead~

Mixi :)

Helen said...

Added a poem I wrote in July of 2011. It may or may not be considered 'free verse' ... I'll let you decide. Another of my true story writes!

Marian said...

good morning, friends!
i'm still writing seasonal cinquains. oh, well. happy monday!

Helen said...

... Don't know why, my link did not work. Will you please remove #18? Thanks so much.

Helen said...

Fixed. (sorry)

Heaven said...

Happy Monday to everyone ~

A new poem for the challenges I have missed ~

Grace

Herotomost said...

Hey, hey, hey!!!! Posted a new one for a change. Happy Monday...when my week ends, I will be jetting off to Mexico for a spell. A place that is very inspirational for me so maybe I will get my sh*& together and write some stuff.

Margaret said...

Ill be back .... I just MUST enjoy this sunny, 50 degree day...

Emma Major said...

morning everyone, have had a lovely day with Rachel - love the school holidays

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Monday everyone!!

tomas adison said...

Imaginary Garden so good. I like this types of post. Keep posting. I want to review your post again and again.
Thanks.....

fostering children

girlwiththepen1118 said...

mornings are rarely a morning glory event because of pain but, what's not to be grateful for when the softness of light whispers life ?

Margaret said...

I'll be back Tuesday morn... falling asleep here at the computer :) And how beautiful is the above "softness of light whispers life?

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Toads o' mine,
I have just been released, as it were, from the grip of depression and am SO glad to be back in the Garden. Please forgive my absences.

Mixi's poem is flat-out amazing and IMPORTANT. Hits you in the gut. Amy

Ella said...

I'm late to the party! I love the photo and look forward to making the rounds~ :D

I went to the Dr to get some meds-sinus pain sucks!

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