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, February 21, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden!

Proceeds from purchase of the rainbow bracelet for the onePulse Foundation, Orlando, Florida. Peace bracelet made by friend of the Garden, Charlie Clevenger. Smile!

C'mon in, the Platform is yours today! Please share a poem with us. Long or short, old or new, it’s up to you. Remember that links in the Garden do not expire, so feel free to link up on Wednesday or later in the week. And don't forget to take some time during the week to read the work of other participants.

10 comments:

Marian said...

Good morning, friends!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Happy Tuesday y'all❤️ sharing a "Love Story" today.. thank you for hosting, Marian❤️ so good to see you!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love that bracelet! Good vibes.

:-)

Timoteo said...

HI TOADS! Are you ready for love? Let's find out!

brudberg said...

Happy Tuesday... wrote a fun little poem..

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I've got some sweet nothings left over from Valentine's Day. xx

colleen said...

Hello poet folks, My poetry memoir, Packing a Suitcase for the Afterlife, has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press (FLP), an award winning small press out of Georgetown, Kentucky. The 32 poem collection probes the questions: How much does the essence of one’s psyche weigh? Is the soul the one carry-on that we can actually take with us? In the end, what do we value and what do we leave behind? The poems are a distillation of life’s memories and track the inner and outer journeys of childhood, care giving, aging and life’s inevitable losses. You can read more about it and how you can pre-orderhttp://www.looseleafnotes.com/2017/02/good-news/. Thanks!

Marian said...

Congratulations, Colleen! What great news!

Hey while we are talking about publications... friend of the Toads Timoteo is too modest (!) to tell you himself that he has published a NOVEL. Turn Back Tomorrow (A Deliciously Indelicate Gambol Through Space and Time) can be found on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Turn-Back-Tomorrow-Deliciously-Indelicate/dp/0692835156/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Yvonne Osborne said...

Arghh! Can someone in the "garden know" please delete my first entry, #16? I seem to have forgotten how to link and now I can't figure out how to delete, something a writer should never forget!

Yvonne Osborne said...

And, yes, I love the bracelet too.