Thursday, July 4, 2013

Poem Swapping - a summer delight

               Join everyone who shares about poetry on Poetry Friday this July 5th, hosted by Keri at Keri Recommends.  Thanks Keri!

     Thanks to Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference, some of us are again enjoying the pleasure of swapping poems this summer.  In the first week of summer, I was surprised by a summer solstice welcome poem from Anastasia Suen.  See her blog here!  I suppose there are lists and lists of things we think of when we hear the word summer.  Yet the one that may be first on the list is sun.  Here is Anastasia’s lovely haiku:

Anastasia Suen, all rights reserved


Thanks to Anastasia I had this to help celebrate the solstice, and a beautiful photo of a sunset as well!  I don’t have her original, but thought I’d share one I took a few years ago on a beach vacation.  Enjoy the rest of your July, everyone!

26 comments:

  1. Good morning, Linda! Is the person in your photo getting his picture taken by someone else, as he holds the setting sun? Fun picture! Anastasia was my first person to send a poem to . . . and you were my second. Watch your mailbox -- it's on the way! (Well, given that the post office in Mississippi is weeks behind in mail delivery, you may be watching for a while. Sorry!)

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    1. I think that person must be holding the sun, but I don't know. There were very few people on the beach that evening. You've made me curious, Keri, about the PO delays in Mississippi? Thanks much in advance!

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  2. The poem swap sounds like so much fun! I was afraid to commit to anything being too burnt out from the school year, but if Tabatha is willing to continue the tradition, I'll have to give it a go next year. Your beach vacation looks divine!

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    1. It's a lovely thing to do, Michelle. I hope you do try it next year!

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  3. What a happy piece of mail to receive! Beautiful photo, too.

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    1. Thanks Tabatha, for this, and for the swap too!

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  4. I love your photo! Wow, talk about right place at the right time!

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    1. the sunsets there were amazing! Thanks Diane!

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  5. Thanks for sharing Anastasia's sun poem and your amazing picture. I am loving the swap. I sent one off to Anastasia this week. I posted today the poem I got from Tabatha. I worked for 2 days on yours and don't want to let it go, but I am anxious to get it to you. You may be getting it early.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret, now you've made me excited! What fun to hear about and to look forward to!

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  6. Sun...yes!! Lovely photograph of the setting sun, too, Linda - the ocean looks like liquid gold.

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    1. It is a beautiful place, Tara. Thank you!

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  7. The poem and the photo are both great! I want to be in that photo right now! :)

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    1. I'm headed there again at the end of the month-so excited! Thanks Robin!

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  8. Anastasia's haiku and your photo are both beautiful. It's so humid out here, but it is sunny so I'm thankful!

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    1. You have gotten so much rain that I know you're grateful, Stacey. Wish we could have a few cloudy days & rain! But sun makes me happy, too! Thanks!

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  9. The poem swap sounds like a lot of fun!

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    1. I hope you'll join in next time, Ruth! It is fun!

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  10. It's fun to hear who has been writing for whom in the Poem Swap! Although most love the summer solstice for the year's longest day, I celebrate it at the moment the days start getting shorter. (I'm really NOT a fan of heat!!)

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    1. We've had some respite here this summer, but last summer was just awful with so many 90 plus degree days. There is just so much one can take off to get cool, right? And I love being outside, so don't like air conditioning and being all shut in! Thanks Mary Lee. I loved your post today.

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  11. Lovely haiku and a wonderful photo, Linda--thanks for sharing these. And special thanks for the wonderful garden zoo that landed in my mailbox and brightened my day today!

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    1. Thanks Buffy, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the surprise "zoo". It was fun to write for you!

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  12. The poem swap sounds like so, so, so much fun! I'd like to try it, if I thought I could write poems worth sending! Kind of scary! I love Anastasia's poem and your gorgeous photograph. You make me long for water!

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    1. Carol, after seeing your watermelon poem and all those you wrote in April for Mary Lee's pics, I know you could do it. It really is fun! Yes, as hot as it is here, we need a little ocean time, don't we? Thanks!

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  13. Lovely haiku and photo to go with it. I just wish the days wouldn't promptly turn around and get shorter right after the summer solstice. Slow down already, summer!

    Violet N.

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    1. Yes, it seems that things go very swiftly after the Solstice-already into July! Thanks, Violet!

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