Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sweet Valentine Poetry Friday Here

Posting this late afternoon for the early birds. I will be out until later in the evening.
Welcome to sweet Valentine’s Day Poetry Friday:

A little laughter: 
I claim there ain't

Another Saint

As great as Valentine.
~Ogden Nash

A little sugar: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”

A little romance: Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs.  - William Shakespeare

And a few hugs from me!  Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!
                
An old Valentine I've saved.



Today is also the announcement of the Cybil's awards. I want to congratulate all the winners, writers who show incredible creative talent in their work and make teachers' lives easy,
         AND, it's International Book-Giving Day.  Try to give at least one book away today, or several if you can.  

         I had another poem ready, but suddenly realized that this week I'd written a poem about a favorite movie love story.  Laura Shovan, Author Amok, has created another terrific birthday month poetry challenge. Remember her postcard extravaganza last year? This time it's all about color, Pantone color.  Each day, we're given colors and their names, are hoping to write in response to one, or to include all if you can. (Diane Mayr can). I know Laura would love if you would join her along with the rest of us in this poetic path to her birthday!  HERE is where you can find out all about the plan.  In addition to Diane Mayr, Margaret Simon and Patricia VanAmburg have also been writing, and most recently, Michael Ratcliffe.  It's amazing what different topics each of us have chosen to fit a special color. Here is my poem for Day 11:


Upon Seeing The Color Name

Tarmac color
There is no other
memory
than Bergman’s tears
from Bogart’s words,
on the tarmac,
propeller spinning,
“We’ll always have Paris.”

Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved


55 comments:

  1. Hi Linda! Thanks for letting us post early. At Kurious Kitty and KK's Kwotes I have some Ted Kooser delights, and at Random Noodling is an original illustrated valentine poem.

    Did I mention that I love your tarmac poem? I wonder, though, if we're the last generation who will know this movie? Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Diane, happy to see all you have to share! And thanks for the compliment. I don't know about Casablanca's vitality today, will have to ask my daughter if she still remembers when we watched it! It meant a lot to me because of so many family members connecting to saying goodbye during WWII.

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  2. Hi Linda! You are so awesome for having this up so early! Happy Happy Valentine's Day to you. "We'll always have Paris." Classic. Beautiful. :)

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    1. You're so welcome, Myra. I saw those flowers-beautiful!

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  3. Hi Linda,
    Love your WILD THING Valentine! I've never seen one like it. :)
    My PoetryFriday post goes live at 1 am CST; hope it's okay to share the link early. My main topic is "Finding your Writer's Voice," but since it's Valentine's Day, I couldn't resist including an excerpt from a favorite e.e. cummings love poem.
    And I can SO see your Tarmac. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting. Have a happy Valentine's Day.

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    1. I think the link will still work, Carmela. I'll let you know! Thank you!

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day, Linda! Love your tarmac poem. Laura always has such great ideas for poetry challenges.

    Thanks for hosting today and for the sweet Max Valentine :).

    My True Love in Three Acts (goes live at 6 a.m.EST) includes "Tea" by Carol Ann Duffy and a recipe for fruit tartlets.

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    1. Yum, again, Jama. Sounds very sweet for Valentine's Day! Thanks!

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day, Linda! Charles M. Schulz had it right - chocolate makes everything better, even love. :) My original poem, "DMV Distress", gives insight into how I will be spending my Valentine's day. Thanks for hosting! = )

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    1. Oh, now I've very interesting in your post, Bridget, it doesn't sound so good! Thank you, & glad you like the Schulz-so wise!

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  6. Heartful post. Gald to meet you this way Linda.
    I think your poetry response to Tarmac is brilliant.

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    1. Hi Jan, & welcome! Happy you found my comment.

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  7. Thanks for hosting today, Linda. Love that Shakespeare quote! Your Tarmac poem is also wonderful. I was working on something for Turbulence, but didn't get it done in time. Will have to try again for next week I guess.

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    1. Hi, Michelle! Send it anyway. I'll put your Turbulence poem up along with the others.

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    2. I hope you do add your poem, Michelle. It's been such a delight to see everyone's ideas that connect to the colors. Happy you like the Shakespeare quote; isn't it delightful? Thank you!

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  8. I love your tarmac poem. Thanks for hosting, and a happy Valentine's Day to you! I'm joining in today with a sequel to last year's Valentine's Poem. This one is: What Skunk Had to Say :-)

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    1. Thanks Iza. Your poem sounds very interesting. Can't wait to give your books to my granddaughters tomorrow!

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  9. Love your tarmac poem. I've not been as dedicated to the Pantone poetry project this week. I caught a snag with one color and haven't written one since.
    Thanks for being our hostess today for what promises to be a day of love. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I hope you'll join in again. I've enjoyed your poems!

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  10. Linda, it's been so much fun playing with the color wheel with you, Diane, and the other poets. Thanks for hosting today.

    Today's Pantone colors are in the red family (fitting). I've got a red hot poem from Patricia VanAmburg, and a spicy "Paprika" poem from Diane Mayr. My own poem is a found piece -- based on an ad for the worst Valentine's Day gift idea ever. I call it "Bad Romance." http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2014/02/spicing-up-your-poetry-friday-2014.html

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    1. I'll be sure to read your "red" post, Laura, sounds "hot"! Yes, it's been a delight & a nice challenge to write to these colors-so often surprising what happens!

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  11. Love your poem, Linda! Well done - very touching and nostalgic. The link program won't accept my link - not sure why, but it keeps saying there's an error. Here it is: http://mattforrest.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/poetry-friday-beulah-buford

    Thanks, and Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Sorry it wouldn't take it Matt. I'll see if I can add it! Thank you!

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  12. You are so creative, Linda! I love your "tarmac" poem. Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I hope your day is very sweet, too!

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  13. Thank you for hosting on Valentine's Day. Loved your Tarmac poem!

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    1. You're welcome, Lorie Ann. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  14. Thanks again, from readertotz. And Happy Valentine's Day!

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  15. Thanks for posting your poem about that classic Tarmac moment, Linda! I've left my link up above, just want to say Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. I've posted over at Books Around the Table this week: http://booksaroundthetable.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/love-that-old-macguffin/

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    1. Thanks Julie. Happy Valentine's Day to you too! It's such a lovely day for Poetry Friday!

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  16. Thanks for hosting, Linda, and for the "sweets"! My family and I watched "Casablanca" recently and we all liked it (even the teens). I guess we WILL always have Paris! :-)

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    1. Wonderful to hear you just watched it, Tabatha. Happy to hear that the movie is entertaining teens too even today!

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  17. You did much better with "Tarmac" than I could...I've waited for something perkier, myself! Thanks for hosting, Linda, and happy V-day!

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    1. Thank you, Heidi, it's been a lot of fun working with those colors!

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  18. I love that old Valentine, Linda! And your tarmac poem!! That Laura is such an inspiration, and I am loving all of your poetic results. Wonderful. xo

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    1. Thanks Irene, it's been a pleasure seeing what happens with the colors... Glad you like the Valentine! Isn't it the cutest!

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  19. I love the idea of the Pantone colors verses. Wish I'd seen it sooner. You've given a lovely image with your Tarmac!

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  20. Bogie and Bergman on Valentine's Day...perfect! And I love that card ,too!

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    1. I have to agree about the pair with today, Tara-couldn't resist sharing! Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  21. I love that tarmac poem! Thanks for hosting today, Linda.

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    1. Thank you! And you're welcome. Happy you're joining us, Dori!

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  22. What a perfect poem for the color "tarmac", with that "propeller spinning"! Thank you for the sweet treats and for hosting today, Linda. And thank you, too, for judging the Cybils. Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Amy, you're welcome to "all" the treats today! Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!

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  23. Linda, your "Tarmac" poem is perfect. I worked on a poem for some colors from earlier in the week, but it's not ready. Today I'm sharing an old favorite, "The Owl and the Pussycat." Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! "The Owl and the Pussycat"- so romantic-a favorite of my daughter and me when she was young!

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  24. Linda,
    Your post is packed with lots of tidbits. Poets continue to remind me about the poetry challenges at Author Amok. I really need to think about diving into this. I was struggling a bit wit a poem today and saw you were hosting. I knew I had to participate.

    Your tarmac poem makes me want to see the movie. Isn't it sad to say I don't think I've ever seen it?

    Thanks for hosting,
    Cathy

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    1. If you see it, be sure to let me know. It's special, but of course, from a long time ago! So glad you came today, Cathy! Hope you'll join Laura in her color challenge!

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  25. Love your tarmac poem, Linda. Bergman and Bogart...now there's a couple of heart-breaking valentines! Thanks for hosting today and for your laughter, sugar, and romance.

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    1. Thanks Buffy, happy to share a little bit of Valentine love today! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  26. Lovely, lovely poetry, Linda! Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you Becky. There is lots to love here today from everyone, isn't there?

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  27. Love your post! Thanks for hosting today. Next week at my place! :)

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    1. Terrific Karen, will look forward to next week! Thanks!

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