Thursday, November 3, 2016

Poetry Friday - Evening




        Poetry Friday can be found with Laura Purdie Salas' on her blog, Writing The World for Kids! Today she shares a poem of hope with her Poetry Sisters this week. Much needed in these final days before the election. However, the Cubs did it, showed us how to keep hope going no matter what. Thanks for hosting, Laura!
          Being outside is a cure for all worries, and I am trying to be out for long morning and evening walks. This picture is from Tuesday night.
           Added note! My prose poem is up on Silver Birch Press today. There are many good poems being shared there with the theme of "My Prized Possession". Come visit!



         Three Haiku, Three Points of View: the moon, the tree, and me



late autumn
moon catnaps on a branch
circles on

lonely tree
moon snuggles in
welcomed
  
the moon returns
fingernail in the tree
evening light again

Linda Baie ©All Rights Reserved

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  1. These are lovely, Linda. Something about that "fingernail in the tree" particularly intrigues me!

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  2. I loved following the progress of your moon, Linda -"fingernail in the tree" intrigued me, too!

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  3. "Moonlight snuggles in" is so evocative to me for the way this glorious light so far from us, is brought in a nudge, near by your lovely haiku. They are each something for you to feel glowing about. Lots of light to you, this weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jan, another busy weekend is coming, so I'm glad to have Poetry Friday offerings to enjoy today.

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  4. These are lovely, Linda. weren't for your lovely haiku, I'd have missed it altogether, nestled in the branches.

    I'm curious if 'capnaps' is a wordplay, or a typo. Being as it is that cap-brim shape, I wonder if it might be the former...? Either way, this is my favourite line, catching the fleeting nature of the sleepy moon at rest.

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    1. Thanks, Kat. Oops, it is a typo! I'm so glad you mentioned it. The brain works in mysterious ways! I've seen it as "catnap" every time! Thank you!

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  5. I love "moon capnaps on a branch" perhaps because I'm sleepy, and wouldn't mind a catnap myself. :-)

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    1. Fixed "catnap", Brenda, thanks to Kat (above). Waking early does feel like sleepy time!

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    1. Thanks, Doraine. I enjoyed the writing!

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  7. Linda, a huge congratulations on your prose poem. It is a wonderful story of how the little statue came to be in your possession. Touching! Your haikus are unique perspectives on the moon in autumn. Catnapping on a branch is what resonates with me. Would you like to merge your haikus with the photo for Autumnventure? It will be a wonderful addition to the November section of the gallery.

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    1. Thanks for all, and sure, will send a file later today!

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    2. Love your enthusiasm and support.

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    3. You're always welcome to what I can give, Carol.

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  8. Hello Linda I followed you over here from randomlyreading.blogspot and I'm very glad I did, these are lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. Glad you came to visit!

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  9. Your haiku are SO lovely, Linda. I really like all three; each has its own special charm -- the catnap on a branch, the moon snuggling in, and that fingernail!

    Also enjoyed your prose poem at Silver Birch Press. Glad the little man is now in your safekeeping.

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    1. Thanks for all, Jama. Both were fun to write, but the "Little Man" is very dear to me. I'm glad it is being shared.

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  10. Nature is always my favourite cure for a troubled mind and an anxious soul - there's something about disconnecting from the world that actually allows you to connect with the world.

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    1. Yes, me too, Jane, always a calming influence.

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  11. I especially like that second haiku -- great, comforting visual!

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  12. I get so excited about poetry that makes me want to jump in and try it. LOVE your haiku progression. So, makes me want to jump in. Thanks for the inspiration!

    And, your prose poem does the same for me! Thank you for sharing that. I have ancestors that also moved from Virginia to Missouri had their babies on the way and planted a few Presbyterian churches en route.

    I can never get a prose poem quite right--when I try the crit I get is that it's not really a prose poem. I'd love to pick your brain (and those of other Poetry Friday folks) about exactly what makes a prose poem! Thanks for the rich post today. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Linda, & now I know where your question was! I need to spend more time with our group with Renee. It's always fun to read what people are doing. Hope you have fun with both ideas! Let me know!

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  13. The moon is always inspiring. I love your images and how the moon snuggles up like a friendly cat. Congrats on your poem publication!

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. I am a moon groupie I think!

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  14. Linda, love your photo prompt (lovely moon capture) and the poems it inspired! I also really enjoyed your poem at Silver Birch Press. It's always interesting to discover more about the lives of my PF friends.

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    1. Thanks, Violet. I am not finding (taking) enough time to send things out, so was happy to have this one accepted. I need to do more just to see what happens!

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  15. The first haiku in this group caught me ear and eye. It feels like an autumn haiku to me. Congrats on the publication of your prose poem! I'm heading over to check it out.

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    1. Thanks, Laura. It was an exciting day!

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  16. These are wonderful, Linda! Catnaps are near and dear to my heart, so I particularly love your first haiku. Isn't it amazing how one image can spark so many ideas!

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    1. Thank you, Catherine. It was fun as I played with words, and all of a sudden saw that there were differing points of view.

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  17. Your words, Linda, are powerful. It has been a treat to watch your word play unfold on this blog over the years. I admire you as a writer and your dedication to learning the craft.
    Ruth

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    1. Thanks, Ruth. Practice and working at it does help! I appreciate your words very much!

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  18. You are right - being outside is cure for all worries. I too walk daily morning and evening but never ponder it just know my dogs and I usually enjoy it. I never thought about pairing there haikus together for a piece. Thanks of the mentoring.

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    1. Thanks, Mandy, this time it was working with the words and realizing that I was writing in different points of view, and thought I could do all of them. Hope you try it!

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  19. Of course, catnaps is my favorite! Love the image.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. It was fun to imagine the moon needing a little break!

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  20. Being outside certainly is an instant cure for what ails you. I love the idea of moon snuggling in to the lonely tree. I appreciate you visiting the ridge and leaving such a kind note this week, Linda!

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    1. You're welcome, Kiesha. I enjoyed your post. It was a great Poetry Friday!

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  21. Lovely words, but I also love your photo. We had that same evening light here last night!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Lee. It's been gorgeous each night!

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  22. The haiku and the prose poem are beautiful! Thank you! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  23. Such a wonderful exercise to take your inspiration from the same moment using three different perspectives. I love what you came up with x3. Also, congrats on your beautiful prose poem! It made me think of ALV's challenge last year to write a poem about a small thing. In this case your small thing has a huge presence!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Both were fun challenges to write.

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  24. What a fun thing to try: three views, three haiku(s)! I'm always amazed at how the moon inspires, inspires and inspires again, without fail.

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    1. As said above, I am a moon junkie! This was a new approach for me. Thanks, Heidi.

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  25. Love these haiku, Linda! Three perspectives, one experience - brava! I love the idea of the moon as it "catnaps on a branch". =)

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    1. Thanks, Bridget. Glad you enjoyed them.

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