I've just returned from spending most of the week in Honesdale, Pennsylvania at a workshop with David L. Harrison named Poetry for the Delight of It, and a delight it was. We wrote and talked, and listened and shouted hurrah for the wonderful poems written and shared. We skyped with J. Patrick Lewis and Renee La Tulippe, learning much from them as well as from the continual wise words from David. Janet Fagal stopped by on Thursday just to visit and add a little of her poetry enthusiasm. Joy Acey and Matt Forrest were there, along with 13 others whose names you may know from other poetry worlds besides poetry Friday: Cory Corrado, Deborah Holt Williams, Heidi Bee Roemer, Jeanne Poland, Joy Acey, Julie Stiegemeyer, Karen Eastlund, Kathy Doherty, Linda Dryfhout, Michele Schaub, Patricia Cooley, Tom Ohl and Sue Fowler.
I woke up this morning
feeling quiet inside and out.
I wondered what was missing
until I looked about.
My writer friends at Highlights
had all gone home again.
I’ll be missing them for days and days;
we had such fun,
you need to find a group that’s wise,
and kind and smart and funny, too,
just look where David’s holding court
and that’s the group for you!
And now I have to tell you all
I’ve come home to the first snow.
I want my lovely autumn back
of sunshine with that red-orange glow!
Linda Baie ©All Rights Reserved
|The view I saw when I came out of my cabin each morning.|