Thursday, February 2, 2017

Poetry Is Everywhere!

           Penny Klosterman of "dragon" fame, is our host today for Poetry Friday at A Penny And Her Jots. I imagine she has much to share and will tame the dragon's fire while posting today's visitors. 


Happy February!


           Mary Lee Hahn's haiku challenge (#haikuforhealing) helped me through December. Today, I am grateful for Jone MacCulloch's challenge to send Poetry Postcards (#PostcardXExchange) that carried light to my life in January.  I was blessed with wonderful ones. Each postcard gave a life, a smile, and knowing that someone was sending good wishes. Here's a picture of all that came before, and the final one from Jone. I'm typed everyone's poems after the pics. Thank you, poets all.





In his tight cocoon he's resting
Pre-flight gauges, panels testing
Fashioning wings of orange and gold
Flight plan filed for Mexico.
                     Linda Mitchell       (The bonus because Linda lost the first order, then found them. The   
                                                                         second card is the larger butterfly.)

Books are O.K. with me.     (Notice the O and K highlighted on the postcard.)
             Jan Godown Annino

winding through
a circuitous roundabout
convolution
becomes clarity
             Bridget Magee
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lighting the fire
under the rooster teapot
first dawn
              Diane Mayr
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Penguin Play

Snow flurry -
I know about that.
Don't worry -
I'm warm in my hat.
Sledding down,
with a hip-hip-hooray!
Run aground -
everyday is a snow day! 
               Brenda Harsham
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Barre warm-up complete
Tour jeté, chassé, tombé
The dance concluded
                   Donna JT Smith
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first morning
all our resolutions
on a leaf
                   Jone MacCulloch

          Now,  in February, many of us are helping Laura Shovan celebrate her birthday through a February Poetry Project. It is a closed group that started Feb. 1st, but you are welcome to jump in if you'd like.
          Poetry Abounds! Even Dan Rather has shared a few poems recently! 

25 comments:

  1. Such lovely poems, Linda, but I am especially struck by Jone's - it's my current mood, I guess.

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    1. I understand, it is telling, isn't it? Thanks, Tara.

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  2. Nice set of poetry postcards, Linda! Brenda's made me smile today, and of course can't resist Diane's rooster teapot. :)

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    1. As I wrote them down, I smiled again at each one. They were lovely surprises each time. Thanks, Jama.

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    2. I'm glad my playful penguin made you smile. I enjoyed writing a poem for my daughter's art. She wants to be an artist when she grows up, and I want her to not lose that dream too young, as so many kids do.

      So many other great postcards! Great post, Linda.

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    3. It really is even more special that you used your daughter's art, Brenda. I hope she continues to find inspiration!

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  3. I have so enjoyed seeing all the poetry postcards being shared. It's almost as much fun as receiving one in the mail.

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    1. Me, too, each one special in the message. Thanks, Kay.

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  4. What a bounty of poetry! I agree that those poems....the writing of them...the sending and the receiving saved my sanity and faith in humanity! Love seeing the text of them all.

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    1. Thanks, Linda, yours gave "double" smiles!

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    1. They are nice, aren't they? Thanks!

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  6. It was so much fun writing and sending these AND THEN to have this bouquet of cards! It was such a treat! I'm doing a card each day this month for the Peace Postcards now.

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    1. I would have loved doing that, Donna, but know I just couldn't and do Laura's challenge, too. I hope you write about it! Thanks!

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  7. What wonderful gifts to find in the mailbox!

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    1. You know I agree, Leigh Anne. It was lots of fun. Thanks!

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  8. Like you, I LOVED receiving, and creating, postcards in January - comforting and constructive. Such a delightful array you've shared!

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    1. Yes, each one was a good surprise. Thanks, Robyn.

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  9. I too was hit by Jone's. The words and the picture. I miss the haiku. Sharing your postcards is wonderful. What a lovely thing to find in the mailbox.

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    1. Yes, it was! I loved doing the haiku too, maybe again in April? Thanks, Julieanne!

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  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful postcards with us!

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  11. So fun to see all the variety! This invitation/challenge/gifting opportunity definitely helped with the January blues!

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  12. What a fun project - and beautiful in both words and pictures.

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  13. Thanks for sharing all the amazing postcards/poems, Linda! Your presentation/photographing skills are far superior to mine. I SO enjoyed being a part of this exchange. =)

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