Thursday, June 11, 2015

Poetry Friday With Jama

         Poetry Friday this week is at Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup, where we always get to taste our "bright world". You'll need to rush over to understand the reference, and have a lovely blueberry crumb bar while you're there reading poetry.
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          I am at the end, nearly, just a few more evaluations to write, and then the ordering and copying, ready to mail. I am happy to take a break once in a while, walking around the block if no further. Yesterday I walked onto my porch, and looked to the side at the late lilacs blooming (a different species I think). And look what I found having a bit of a nectar nosh. It stayed for a picture, and I wrote.

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spring chauffeured the butterfly
to my garden -
what else am I missing?

Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved

43 comments:

  1. There's nothing like a butterfly to inspire one to write! Have a great summer, Linda!

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    1. Thanks, Diane, It's been raining a lot, so haven't seen it since, but I imagine I will. Best wishes for your summer, too.

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  2. Linda, the photos are wonderful. That butterfly is stunning and I love that he got chauffeured in to your garden. He must have been smelling the lilacs. Did I miss receiving your Spring's Symphony poem? I am trying to collect and organize them but I did not see one from you. Is the one in your post the offering?

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    1. Not yet, Carol, will try to select one today. Thank you.

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  3. Oh, I love that, Linda! Perfect question at the end.

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    1. Thanks, Julie. It was a lovely gift to discover.

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  4. Beautiful photos and an equally beautiful response in poetry. I love the image of Spring as a chauffeur.

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    1. Thanks, Sally, & today spring is chauffeuring in much rain, unusual for Denver. We are surprised.

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  5. We don't want to miss any butterflies, do we? Love your poem, Linda.

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha. So far I've only noticed one, but now will keep watching.

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  6. A nectar nosh! I love the picture that formed in my head when I read that. But how nice of this beautiful butterfly to stay long enough for pictures. Sometimes I look out at the garden and just watch what is going on. I will think of your lovely poem every time from now one. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. Unless I sit and look, I mostly see squirrels and bunnies, but this time it was so wonderful that I spied a butterfly.

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  7. That poem! LOVE SO MUCH. Thank you for sharing your pics and this important reminder. xo

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    1. You're welcome, Irene. It's a pleasure!

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  8. Beautiful! Enjoy the fragrant flowers!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. My flowers have flourish because of all this rain. I will enjoy them.

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  9. Love Spring as a chauffeur! Isn't it a special blessing to catch this random moment of beauty? I feel that way whenever I spot a deer or hummingbird. :)

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    1. You live in such a special place to do that, Jama. I'm happy to have so many flowers and trees! Thanks!

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  10. I love the idea of a "nectar nosh", Linda! You've captured this moment perfectly. May you have MANY more moments of summer discovery soon. =)

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    1. Thanks for the wishes, Bridget. Today is not summery, rainy & cold, but for one day I'm enjoying being in & cozy.

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  11. I think I may take the time to write a haiku a day. It seems to be a way to take ourselves away and really see the gifts of life.

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    1. I need to return to the goal of studying more about them, reading and writing, Margaret. I am ready to do some different things! Thank you!

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  12. I've been watching the Tiger Swallowtails in my backyard this spring, too. There's another now! There have been more of them than I've seen before here.

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    1. I've only seen the one, but maybe there will be more? Lucky you, Donna.

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  13. Seems the whole world stops to watch a butterfly. I wonder if they notice.

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    1. Hm-m-don't know about the whole world, but I do. I imagine you do, too, Michelle.

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    2. The poets watch. And yes, the butterflies do notice. I have written a poem about that... maybe next Friday.

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  14. I love the idea of spring being chauffeured by a butterfly! Thanks again for allowing my students to study your haiku via Margaret! I didn't know she was doing that until a couple of days before. Your contribution made our visit even more special!

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    1. Thanks Leigh Anne, I was happy that Margaret chose them to share. What a great class you created!

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  15. Spring chauffeured - wonderful example of personification. I love the pics and your phrase "nectar nosh" - so fun!

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    1. Thanks Ramona-a serendipitous moment-my favorite.

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  16. I love the image of spring being chauffeured by a butterfly! Perfect! And glad to hear you are almost done writing your evaluations! You have worked so hard! I know your students and their families will appreciate your feedback!

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    1. Thanks Carol, it is a long haul for sure. I am glad to be nearly finished, and happy I had such a wonderful last class. The butterfly was like a little gift this week.

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  17. Just gorgeous! What a beautiful image as well. I just love all the things spring "chauffeurs" into our gardens. It's like living inside a masterpiece.

    Cathy

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    1. Thanks, Cathy, I agree. With all our rain, the flowers have never looked lovelier.

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  18. Perfect. Watching butterflies is a mesmerizing activity - so calming.

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    1. Thanks Tara-it was a special moment.

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  19. Yes - just LOVELY, Linda! Thank you for sharing the poem and gorgeous pictures. I hope Summer chauffeurs beautiful bits of wonder your way as well. :0)

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