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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.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Kerry Says ~ Let's Take a Break

Dear friends, fellow poets, dedicated toads...

We have come to the end of our third consecutive April in which a prompt a day is provided by the members of The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. I cannot over-emphasize how grateful I am to be surrounded by this most enthusiastic and dedicated group of writers, who have given us all the benefit of their imaginations with unfailing loyalty in support of those who took up the challenge to complete 30 poems in 30 days. I know I speak on behalf of all poets, who linked up a poem to one of the daily prompts, when I extend a heartfelt message of appreciation to all who took the time to read and comment on so many of our poems. The camaraderie this month has been unparalleled.

Now, as we turn over another page of the calendar, we begin a new month back to the normal schedule of a weekly prompt, which is posted at 12 noon on Thursday; a weekend prompt posted at 12 noon on Saturday and the Tuesday Platform, which posts at midnight. The prompt of the first week of May has fallen to me, but I am declaring this day a day of rest. Please take the time to catch up on your reading and commentary if you so wish, or to spend the day far away from the land of blog. But do not stay away for too long! Flash 55 PLUS will be posted this weekend.



19 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks for the song, new to me!

Björn Rudberg said...

Thank you. It's been an interesting month.. A day off is good, and there are lots of poetry to read.

Marian said...

Love, love. Thank you, Kerry!
You all are wonderful. I am going to spend the weekend catching up on reading poems written by all of you.
Whew!

Kerry O'Connor said...

There are still several prompts I have not yet had the opportunity to attempt - lots of inspiration for the Tuesday Platforms of May.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

gracias Kerry, have a fulfilled weekend

Yvonne Osborne said...

I've been taking a break from blogging for too long, but life keeps getting in the way! I do hope to participate in the next Flash 55. I feel like shit when I don't write, as someone rather famous once said.

Gillena Cox said...

luv the video

Ella said...

Thank you, Kerry!! Cheers to all Toads-to a wonder filled month of prompts and poems~ Gorgeous flowers bloomed in our garden~

hedgewitch said...

I'm all for a break! I wish I could have done more in the way of linking to some of the amazing challenges offered, but I found this April regime rather more demanding(but also more rewarding) than it used to be--as you say Kerry, plenty of opportunities for the Tuesday platform, and for Margaret's Play it Again feature. Thanks to all the toads for their creativity, inspiration and support.

Outlawyer said...

Hey Kerry, thanks much! I am already missing it! I am particularly grateful that I began to think about songs. Thanks again. k.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Yes, thank you all very much. It's been wonderful. I loved the prompts, and I loved the atmosphere here — gentle, non-competitive, appreciative. Just what I needed.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I am still huffing and puffing around, trying to catch up on commenting..........and reading some whose work I missed when I was away. Some fantastic writing got done by everyone this month. Wow. It has been a dizzy whirl. Yes, Rosemary says it well - the atmosphere here has been lovely, all month. Thank you, everyone.

Hannah said...

I'm with K...already missing it and with Bjorn...a day off is good and Rosemary's sentiment is right-on for me..."I loved the atmosphere here — gentle, non-competitive, appreciative. Just what I needed."

It's been an inspiring and invigorating month and I'm so grateful to everyone involved!!

BIG hugs! ♥

angieinspired said...

Kerry, thanks for the most inspiring line-up of daily prompts. I think I skipped the rhyming ones, as that would have taken me WAY more than a day to figure out. I'm with you...all for a break! Refresh &renew.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks for the video..great music for a break. It was a wonderful month of inspiration and amazing poetry.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I have learned so much in April while composing for all the wonderful prompts here :D It was fantastic..!

Thanks Kerry,for the lovely video by Gwen Stefani :D It was refreshing :D

Lots of love
xoxo

Other Mary said...

Thank you for a month of great prompts and camaraderie!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Fantastic! Goodness knows that we can use a wee breather. April was quite the demanding Mistress...

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