Friday, September 26, 2014

Celebrating Getting Away


            Thanks to Ruth Ayres for creating a place to celebrate the little and the big times in our lives.  If you are visiting, check HERE for the links. 
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          Michelle H. Barnes, at Today's Little Ditty sometimes asks for five words in response to something. Last spring, the question was what does poetry mean to you. I replied with


                                          A poet’s words linger longer…

the cabins where I'll stay
          Poetry does mean much to me, and today I'm celebrating taking the next week off, from work, mostly from online things (I'll have my computer.) in order to go to a poetry workshop with David L. Harrison, poet extraordinaire, website here, at the Highlights Foundation retreat near Honesdale, Pennsylvania. It's my second time, and I plan to write and write and enjoy the beautiful autumn that I know is waiting. I leave Sunday and am so, so excited. I'm celebrating that I am able to go, that my school supports this, and that I have the beautiful chance to work with David and the rest of the writers who will be there, from all over the US and Canada.

       More to come next time! It was a good week all the way through, ending with Ingrid coming home with me after school on Friday, ever a joy.

        I hope you all have a terrific week next week!

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  1. I am so jealous- this sounds absolutely wonderful! Have a terrific time- enjoy the company and the colors of autumn and write a LOT!

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    1. Thanks for the wishes, Carol, I know that it'll be good!

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  2. How exciting! I look forward to hearing about your week of writing!

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  3. I can't wait to see some of the fruits of your week away. Have a fabulous week of writing, enjoying autumn and being inspired by other writers.

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    1. Thank you, Ramona. I'm very excited, know it will be a good week! Another adventure!

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  4. Wonderful! I hope the workshop is great. I'm glad you make time for things that make your world a happier better place.

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    1. Thank you so much, Earl. I love your thought!

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  5. Oh, I am so jealous. I could use a get away like this one. Can't wait to hear about it next week.

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    1. Wouldn't it be fun to do this together, Margaret! Will tell as much as I can!

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  6. Linda,
    This sounds so amazing. I am jealous. Hope you have a wonderful time and learn a lot.

    I love the photo of the cabin. It looks so cozy and inviting.

    Jen

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    1. Thanks Jen. The cabins are just right, beds, bath & desk for writing.

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  7. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, Linda! Best poetry workshop/retreat ever! Say hello to David for me. I look forward to reading the "fruits" of this experience. = )

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    1. I loved it last year, & know it will be good, Bridget. Will say hello for you! Wish you could join us too!

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  8. Wow Linda, what an opportunity. Amazing! Can't wait to hear all about it in future posts.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie, will share as much as possible! I do think it's a great opportunity for me, and am appreciative!

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  9. That sounds fantastic! What a wonderful opportunity. Have a great week. :)

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    1. Thank you, Crystal-time away helps with re-starts, don't you think? Hope so!

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  10. Write and write and enjoy! I am happy for you. I have never experienced any kind of writing retreat. I wonder whether it would help me or rather freeze up with fear.

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    1. Well, there is a little bit of fear for sure. We don't have to share if we choose not to, but it is also fun to be inspired by what others are doing. Thanks, Terje!

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  11. Wow! What a gift to be able to reflect, collaborate, and write in a beautiful setting. Have a glorious time as you find fall. I can't wait to see your poetry.

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    1. Will be thinking of your challenge, too, Carol. Surely something of fall will grab me there! Thanks!

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  12. Wonderful Linda. You are so wise and brave to take the time to do this. I look forward to everything to come on your blog.

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    1. Thanks, Julieann-it will be fun, & challenging with lots to takeaway too.

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  13. This sounds amazing!!! I can't wait to read your poems. I agree with Julieanne...so brave!! I'd love to do this, but I'm not sure I'm brave enough. Thanks for sharing!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  14. I just did some research and found this retreat location. It's only a few hours away from me. I must find some time to get there! THANK YOU for telling me about it. I had no idea!

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    1. Oh Michelle, you know that Stacey has been there for a weekend, & she actually stayed in the cabin I was in last year. How wonderful! I hope that you do go. Check out the special retreat weekends! Thanks for your enthusiasm-wouldn't it be wonderful to go at the same time!

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    2. Linda, I'd LOVE to go on the same weekend. Now that you mention it, I do remember that Stacey said she went too. The Unworkshops sound intriguing. Can't wait to hear more! Happy Writing!!

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  15. What a wonderful place to work and write and recharge! Writing retreats and workshops are amazing experiences. I look forward to reading more on your blog once you're back.

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    1. Thanks Elisabeth, I hope I'll have many good words to share! I appreciate everyone's good wishes-makes me very ready to go!

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  16. Oh, Linda, I am so excited for you!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!! Safe and happy literal and metaphorical travels!

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    1. Thank you, Jane. It will be awesome I think!

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  17. How wonderful you can go back and write and write. It should be beautiful there now. And I love that your school supports this!

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    1. Thanks, Jeannine-I'm excited to work even more on my writing. And yes, my school is a special place. I'll be sure to bring back poetry for them too.

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  18. What a wonderful celebration. Enjoy your writing time.

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    1. Thanks, old friend. Nice to hear from you!

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  19. What a perfect place for you to spend a week. Beautiful setting, cozy accommodations, inspiring people around you. Enjoy! This sounds like an amazing week.

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    1. Thank you. It will be a wonderful time!

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  20. What an incredible opportunity not only for you but also for your students. Your school is very wise in supporting its teachers who ultimately inspire and guide students to "go" and "do" and "learn." Can't wait to read what you write this week.

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    1. Thank you, Anita. I do feel good about my school allowing me to go.

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  21. Oh Linda, I am so jealous!!! But so thrilled for you! = )
    I hope you have a wonderful time this week, and that you will share about your experiences when you return!

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  22. Hi, Linda. I wonder if you are there with my dear friend, Tabatha. If you are -- give each other a hug from me. Enjoy the time off for writing!

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    1. No, Laura, a "Tabatha" was not in the group. Perhaps she was there for another kind of workshop, like fiction, or ? Thanks, I had a lovely time!

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