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, May 20, 2013

Open Link Monday

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden ...

summer lake photo:  summer_lake_02.jpg
Photobucket ~ Armoniasy's Media

Warm greetings to all! I am hoping that as it gets colder in my part of the world, it is getting hotter in yours and you will soon be enjoying the benefits of summertime. Whatever the weather, it is Monday in the garden and that means a day of reading some amazing poetry.
If you have something brand new to share today, or a poem written earlier in the week, or even something from your archives, we would love to get the chance to see it. As always, we at Real Toads encourage you to visit and comment on the work of other poets who use this site.


21 comments:

Sayantini Bhattacharya said...

Happy Monday everybody. I am back to IGWRT after a long time!

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

Its getting colder at your place and hotter and hotter here in India. Come June and everything will burn......
My poem, it describes the hot summer.......

Thanks!!!

KISLAYA GOPAL said...

Completely agree with vandana, its getting hotter by the day

Jim said...

Thank you for doing Open Link Mondays for us, Kerry.

I was there for your last summer. It really wasn't too very hot compared to our Texas heat that's coming now.

Sidney is a lovely city to visit, my choice there. We liked it all. In December-January we cruised from Auckland (NZ) around New Zealand and over to Tasmania and up to Melbourne and Sidney.
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Fireblossom said...

I have done mine, as threatened, in the style of Don Marquis.

Marian said...

yes archy paid a visit to my typewriter as well

Loredana Donovan said...

Good morning :) I'm sharing my poem from Grace's Sunday mini-challenge--the rictameter. What a pretty poetry form that was--I really enjoyed it. Have a good week, everyone :)

aprille said...

Good morning,
new rictameter [why does that name remind me of taking a baby's temperature?][don't answer that:-) ]
This form is truly addictive.
I'm sure I'll have to add more during the day.
Hope it is warm where you are. It ain't here.

Ella said...

Gorgeous view! I wish we could all meet at the corner Lily pad ;D

Laura said...

Hello friends, I have several appointments today but will be back to read your poems late this afternoon... really looking forward to the time to relax and feel your words bathe my soul.

Timoteo said...

Can't find the Monday linky...is it just me?

Grace said...

Timoteo, you may have to refresh again ~ Its here ~

Happy Monday to all ~ Today is a holiday for us ~

Ella said...

I wrote two poems one for Sunday and one for today! I started it last night, but had issues with Blogger loading photos?! Anyone else still having issues?

Susan said...

Happy Victoria Day, everyone, Canadian or not! I may write a celebration poem, but for now here's a happy poem written earlier this month to no prompt at all ...

Kerry O'Connor said...

My poem a la Don Marquis is up - may need some revision, when I get a chance to read it through properly.

Dear Jim, I'm South African - never been to Australia myself. I guess it must get pretty hot in Texas.

asteria's canvass said...

Its sweltering heat out here,melting souls...and all i write about is unrequited love..

Timoteo said...

Thank you, Grace...and good morning Toads! My poem is on a level that may appeal to a bit "younger" audience...let me know if you have any questions...LOL

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Rita, your poems are very beautiful, but I couldnt find a place to comment. I especially love the idea of the moon as a football.

Herotomost said...

'I aint no hollaback girl...no I aint no hollaback girl!!!!!!

Happy Monday!!!!

wkkortas said...

If you look up "potboiler" in the dictionary, I believe you'll find the piece I just posted.

Jinksy said...

Terribly late, but the week condensed somehow! LOL