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, December 5, 2017

The Tuesday Platform


Greetings to all poets, wayfarers and friends. I came across this wonderful reading of "The Raven" read by James Earl Jones and couldn't resist sharing it with you guys. Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did.

The month of December is upon us, which is the time of lights, snow and feasts. Moreover it's the time when we wave goodbye to the old year and prepare for the onset of another. It's also my birthday month (grins and dances around happily).

If you have any thoughts to share, ideas you wish to release into the wild or a world view to express, then you have come to the right place. Please share a poem of your choice and enjoy the company of your fellow scribes. We look forward to reading you and hope you have a wonderful day ahead.

Share * Read * Comment * Enjoy


16 comments:

Cressida de Nova said...

My poem is macabre which coincidentally fits the Edgar Allen Poe theme.
I liked the reading.

brudberg said...

I wrote a dark poem yesterday that fits I think.... :-)

Vivian Zems said...

No darkness for me today! Bjorn's post was more than enough- scared me silly! :). Mine's all about marveling at Mother nature.

Gillena Cox said...

A good Tuesday to all

much love...

Frank J. Tassone said...

Good morning, Poets. I made a mistake in Mister Linky’s. Could someone delete my entry #9, please, or show me how? Thanks!

Gillena Cox said...

What a Tuesday treat!!! that reading of T he Raven by James Earl Jones
Thanks Sanaa

much love...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thanks for hosting, Sanaa! Have a happy Tuesday.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Frank; Your faulty link has been removed. Don't worryπŸ’ž
@Bjorn; I love dark poetry! Can't wait to read you!πŸ’ž

@Cressida; Can't wait to read! Thanks for joining us!πŸ’ž
@Gillena; Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it!πŸ’ž
@Vivian; Thanks! Mother Nature is always inspiring!πŸ’ž

@Kerry; Thank you so much, so nice to see you!πŸ’ž


I just got home from work and am now looking forward to reading your wonderful offerings. Grabbing coffee. Happy Tuesday, everyone!πŸ’ž

Frank J. Tassone said...

Thanks, Sanaa! πŸ˜€

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Frank; You're welcome 😊

Carrie Van Horn said...

So glad I made it here today. I look forward to making the rounds to your wonderful blogs. Thank you Sanaa!

Kim Russell said...

Sorry to be a little late but I have been chatting online with The Poetry School. I'll be back in the morning to read and comment.

Sara McNulty said...

Thanks so much for that treat of The Raven read aloud. Love it!

Cara H said...

Had a bit of a wretched experience during OctPoWriMo with the sorts of people who think that people like me are icky broken things that need to be fixed and that one day we'll get the awful dark poetry out of our system and write chipper little odes to spring and twoo wuv all the time. Honestly, I only wrote two types of poetry: dark and silly. I've not felt much like writing the silly stuff, and I've felt a bit uncertain about sharing the dark stuff after this wretched experience. Still, I've had mostly positive experience with people here, so I'll give it another shot.
http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2017/12/silent-voices-ii.html

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!
MNL (Cactus Haiku)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Carrie; Thank you!😊 so good to have you with us!πŸ’ž
@Kim, No worries😊 take your time, good to see you!πŸ’ž

@Sara; You're welcome!😊 So glad you enjoyed it!πŸ’ž
@Cara; I can understand. Thank you for joining us😊

@MNL; Aww!πŸ’ž Thank you so much!😊 Good to see you!πŸ’ž