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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden's Open Platform...




South African poet, Thuli Zuma, performs 90trillion at NYCUrbana Slam Finals(2013) to become champion.

It has been a most productive first week of Poetry Writing Month, and the toads have provided a unique prompt a day to guide our creative process. The support has been generous and well received by all participants. In keeping with our Tuesday Platform for a prompt-free poem, today anything goes. Link up a poem you wrote last week for another meme, or something brand new for Day 7. Most of all, join in as audience because every poet appreciates feedback on their work.



24 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Productive, wild and full of wonderful inspiration. Happy Tuesday!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Hello everyone :D
Sharing a poem I m specially proud of with you all today :)
Hope you like it!
xoxo

Outlawyer said...

Hey Kerry--thanks for all you do.

k.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

gracias kerry. morning to all

Marian said...

Good morning, lovely friends! Seven for seven, who knew? We can do it!

Kenia Cris said...

I'm linking something older than last week, hope it's ok. :)

Good writing month everyone!

Ella said...

Thank you, Kerry for sharing this poet with us~ Her words are powerful-I am so happy I clicked Play! Off to pick and pluck some words-

hedgewitch said...

"Do not make yourself small as regret..." what a vibrant message she has in this poem, Kerry. Thank you, and thank you for steering us through the storms and reefs of April with such a sure and ever-present hand.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I hit a wall today... after several false starts, I managed a list poem of sorts.

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

hello toads!

beautiful food for the poets soul you've shared.

hope everyone is enjoying the NaPoWriMo...

it's been a while since i visited and i wanted to drop by to see how we're all doing.

:) looking forward to reading some good things this afternoon.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Susan, your link shows a non-existent page. If you relink the poem you want to share, I will remove the faulty one.

Hannah said...

Oh! What an inspiring poet, Kerry! Thank you...I look forward to reading. :)

Hannah said...

I'll be back as soon as possible...ill child and my computer is acting wonky...need to let it cool...the wood-stove has her dusty. :(

Jim said...

I am sorry about the title. It slipped in via Blogger Prompt after I typed "Jim" but the link is good.
You post reminded me of a travel wish. Who knows, wishes can sometimes come true.
Thank you once more for hosting, it has been fun.
..

cosmos cami said...

Oh I love it here.,,

Debi Swim said...

This comment is for Kerridwen(Tiger's Sterne) Ican't comment on your blog :(

such a vision and feel of vastness.

Kim Nelson said...

Excited to read what's shared today in the garden!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Thank you all so so much for the warm & kind remarks on my poem! :D

As a newcomer in the world of Poets it certainly means a great deal to me!

Lots of Love,
Sanaa

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I have submitted a new poem, as I was so keen to try one of Debi's 'first word acrostics' - which I loved doing.

Susie Clevenger said...

I am so late. My poem was inspired by a conversation I had today with an old friend.

angieinspired said...

Sorry if my entry seems more like a travel log. I didn't think I could write anything better today.

Ella said...

Shoot, didn't expect the this one to resurface~ oops!

grapeling said...

Well, I penned something. yay. ~

Carrie Van Horn said...

I know I am very late...but better late than never. :-)