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, August 9, 2016

The Tuesday Platform

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden!



"A poem can come out of something seen, something overheard, listening to music, an article in a newspaper, a book, a combination of all these… There’s a kind of emotional release that I then find in the act of writing the poem. It’s not, ‘I’m now going to sit down and write a poem about this.’"
  -- Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012

On this and every Tuesday in the Imaginary Garden, the rules are simple: Share a poem with us, and visit others during the week.  

Share * Read * Comment * Enjoy 

10 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for the marvellous insights from Adrienne Rich!

Gillena Cox said...

luv that 'Rich' quote. I sort of bundled, that is responded to 2 prompts here at the garden with one post
The Games have be lapsing and late

Thanks for your indulgence

much love...

Outlawyer said...

Ha. It is a great quote by Rich. My poem for today actually started as a bit of an exercise. Oh well! Thanks so much, Marian. k.

Marian said...

I was trying to write a 55 with this but it took me sooooo long and I just gave up. So here's 60-something :)

Stacie Eirich said...

Posting one from a few months ago, that I almost didn't share because of its sadness, emptiness. It feels like the space I'm in now, and I thought of it when reading of "Lacuna"...(though since it is longer than 55, it fits better here)...

Jim said...

Marian, it was nice meeting Adrienne. I, a sow's ear from way back, was not familiar with her. When I read her quote I though right away of the little rock I had washed this morning. It had been gathering dust, foreign to it/her now.
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Bekkie Sanchez said...

My write for 55 plus was late so I'm posting it here. So happy it worked out that way since I did the plus part too!

I've been very busy offline and haven't been able to write or read much. My niece is visiting from Florida this week so I'll be even busier.

I will be reading this week and catching up.

Hugs! Bekkie

rallentanda said...

Thank you for this inspirational quote Marian

angieinspired said...

I'll be reading and catching up finally, after my summer break. I'm hoping to be inspired enough to crank out some new words...as I've had none lately.

writinginnorthnorfolk.com said...

I hope you don't think I'm being lazy posting a poem I already shared on dVerse Poets Pub, but it's been a busy week and I'm going off-line for a couple of days. See you at the weekend hopefully!