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, October 31, 2017

The Tuesday Platform

“Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” ~ Robert Browning

Do feel free to use this image with your entry, it is mine and I don’t mind.

Summer is my true love. But I lust after Autumn—its October, its fiery colors, the hats and boots we (and by “we” I mean “me”) get to wear, the celebration of death. Other time of year, death is seen as gloomy and scary and soaked in tears. But in October, I get to celebrate the life of loved ones who no longer breathe. And I can do it without getting what’s-wrong-with-her? looks. How cool is that? I know! I hope your October was glorious, and may your November be even better. 

Share any poem you like. Any form. Old or new. We’ll delight in it. If there is a hint of Autumn or October in its lines, I’ll probably dance with it. Fine, I will kiss it on the mouth.


18 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Happy Tuesday, everyone💞

Magaly Guerrero said...

Same to you, dear Sanaa!

Pealogic said...

Have a beautiful day,
Patricia

Magaly Guerrero said...

@Patricia, I could not figure out how to comment on your blog. But wanted to let you know that your haiku gave me a serious case of the giggles. Thanks for that!

Gillena Cox said...

Happy Tuesday everyone

much love...

Susie Clevenger said...

Happy Halloween! Hope it will be a great day for each of you!

Vivian Zems said...

Hello Sanaa,
Happy tuesday and happy halloween everyone!

Unknown said...

Happy Halloween!
MNL, Cactus Haiku

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Cheers Magaly and Happy Halloween to all!
Anna :o]

Buddah Moskowitz said...

An oldie for today. Too tired to be inspired.
Love, Mosk

Toni Spencer said...

I too love autumn and the slow wind down to winter. Happy end of October and beginning of November to you all!

brudberg said...

I added a monster poem for tonight... happy to read your poetry.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Patricia: I would have left a very worthy comment too if it were possible.
Anna :o]

Kim Russell said...

Happy Tuesday, Sanaa, and a spooky Halloween!

Marian said...

It's November! That means I'm writing a poem each day to support immigrants to the good ole USA. Important now more than ever. My kids are each drawing 30 poems in November too! Check it out :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Thanks so much for your words, everyone--the bright, the dark, the terrifying, the funny, all of them.

Julian said...

I'm a bit late this week, so 'I'll have to get my skates on and read.

Magaly Guerrero said...

@kaykuala, the link you added took me to the Mindlovemisery prompt blog. I will delete it' Please link again.