Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden...

The Messenger of Autumn ~ Paul Klee (19220
Public Domain

“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”
 ― Stephen King, Salem's Lot

Greetings to all poets, friends and toads. Summer arrived in Southern Africa this week, with temperatures reaching 30C (86F)... sadly, Spring barely gets a look in. Are the winds of changing blowing in your part of the world too? Luckily for us, the climate in the Imaginary Garden is always temperate, which makes it one of my favourite places to be all year round.

Please join us today with your choice of poem, relax and enjoy the company.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


I encountered this word [megafauna] only recently while blog hopping, instantly i took a liking to it [megafauna] and said to myself,
i must use this word [megafauna].

So here am i, in the imaginary garden this weekend prompting my new fond real word
megafauna - In terrestrial zoology, megafauna (Ancient Greek mégalo "large" + New Latin fauna "animal") are large or giant animals. The most common thresholds used are weight over 40 kilograms (90 lb) over 44 kilograms (100 lb) or over a metric ton 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb)

So here's what you'll do. Write a poem in no more than 100 words about any megafauna you choose (living or extinct). Form and content is up to you. Word count however is stipulated (100 words)

You may (but don't have to) use the images at the begining of this post as a source of inspiration in fashioning your words to poetry.

One more thing - You must, must have fun, while FASHIONING YOUR WORDS

My video of choice for this weekend