Saturday, April 29, 2017

#NPM17 - poem 29 of 30 - Celebrating Friendship



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         Celebrating with Ruth Ayres and others at Discover Play Build. And it's the next to last day of April-- poetry month. 



         Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. ― Virginia Woolf

           See all the poetic events this month in the sidebar.  My goal for Poetry Month: 
TINY THINGS.  

       Friendship is NOT a tiny thing, but being a friend is made of tiny things. You take time even when feeling the plate is mighty full. You send a card, make a phone call, do something kind. And you listen more than talk. This poem captures a long ago memory. As a child, I really did meet friends under huge lilac bushes. There was a hollow place under which we could meet to talk, and we did create endless clubs, with rules and promises. I celebrate the friendships I had then, through the years, and now. I do think women have a special bond, and endless fun, too. 


  Friendship
Summer afternoons, shimmering sunshine -
playmates scurry
under cool lilac shade.

We were giggling girls in cotton dresses,
creating secret plans.
One holds a Big Chief tablet and a pencil,
reporter-in-charge.

Each whispers a rule.
and each promises a bond,
the first of many
among little girls.

Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved



So Far-Tiny Things

April 1 - Two Plates - Thanksgiving
April 2 - In Each Mind's Eye - baby elephant
April 3 - Discovered April First - miniature book
April 4 - A Promise - peach seed 
April 5 -  haiku - one music note
April 6 - My Tiny List - must-do list
April 7 - Tiny Lights - window lights at dusk
April 8 - Cherita - pencil stub
April 9 - Apple Blooms - blooms/apple tree
April 10 - Walk to The Sea - salt crystals
April 11 - Sonnet Show & Tell - tiny key
April 12 - The Letter 'I
April 13 - A Tiny Change - thermometer
April 14 - Birthday Candles
April 15 - Defined - dandelion
April 16 - One Minute 
April 17 - The Letter "A"
April 18 - Tiny Treasure - rock
April 19 - haiku - tiny actions
April 20 - rabbit
April 21 - lilac 
April 22 - chickadee
April 23 - tiny shoes
April 24 - bits of time - book love
April 25 - pussytoes 
April 26 - FACTS
April 27 - Spring Lion - dandelion
April 28 - One Tree 

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16 comments:

  1. Linda," Friendship is NOT a tiny thing, but being a friend is made of tiny things. " This is a lesson that I am still learning. I use to think it was the big events and now I realize it can be the smallest moment that warms my heart. Happy Saturday.

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    1. Thanks, Maria, all those 'tiny things' mean much to me for sure!

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  2. You are such a friend to so many in so many ways....I think this poem is you!

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    1. Aw! Thanks, Linda. It was a fun poem to write of that time so long ago.

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  3. This just brought back such a clear memory of meeting with a group of friends under a bush at school. I hadn't thought of that in years. Thanks!

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    1. Wonderful to hear. In the heat, it was the best place to be!

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  4. Your poem brought back memories of "powwows" with friends- our spot was by the creek that ran behind our neighborhood.

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    1. I imagine many of us found our special places! Thanks, Diane.

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  5. Oh, Linda, I love this! Leaves me thinking of my sister, of my best girlfriends, and of Big Chief tablets. Sigh. :)

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    1. Those memories are good ones, and I'm glad this sparked some of yours, Karen. Thank you!

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  6. Oh, Linda, thanks for bringing back some wonderful childhood memories. Our yard was separated from a retired couple's yard by a HUGE lilac hedge. We had "rooms" inside that hedge where my brothers and neighborhood friends play by the hour. I've enjoyed catching your "tiny things" throughout April.

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    1. I love hearing this, Alice. There are spaces under, and we loved them, too. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Simply beautiful. It made me remember young friendship.

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    1. Thank you, Crystal. I imagine there are many of us that have these memories!

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  8. Oh, Linda, I missed this one! What a gift those young (and old) friendships are in our lives. The alliteration in the first stanza is so lovely. And that reporter-in-charge with a Big Chief tablet in hand brings back memories.

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    1. Thank you! It is a good memory I keep.

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