Thursday, May 4, 2017

It's May! And Poetry Friday

                 Jama Rattigan at Jama's Alphabet Soup hosts this first Poetry Friday in May! According to Jama and Mary Oliver, "all ingredients are here, which is gratitude". Time to be ready for spring!
 


I’ll Tell You Something Beautiful

The sight, in flight, of a bluebird sky,
the conk-la-ree of red-wing shriek,
firelight on a zero day,
tangy lemon drops.
Remember too,
jasmine spice.
Beauty
saved.
Linda Baie ©All Rights Reserved



19 comments:

  1. Oh, this is lovely....you had such a strong April. Will you try to keep a poem a day going? I'm happy for a break....but don't want to lose the momentum of creativity. So, I'm working on a project. jasmine spice....sounds as good as I think it smells and tastes. such delicious words.

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  2. What a catching first line Linda, "The sight, in flight, of a bluebird sky," Your lines move through your poem and then take off–beautiful, thanks!

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  3. Wonderful, April. I can taste it.

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  4. Lovely poem, Linda. Love how those lemon drops slipped into the middle. :) Bluebird sky is gorgeous!

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  5. I really needed this today - this miserably prolonged winter has got me feeling a bit melancholic, so your blue bird and lemon drops are like a soothing balm for my soul. :)

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  6. Such a glorious poem, Linda - Linda M. is right, you have had such a creative output all April long...and still strong! Lucky us!

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  7. Beauty saved...so captivating. Thank you, Linda for telling us something beautiful today and everyday!

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  8. Beautiful! So many things to stand and wonder at and be grateful for.

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  9. One of my favorite of your poems, Linda! So zesty and grateful and tangible.

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  10. Don't you love the song of the red winged blackbird? I was just playing it for my Kindergarten ornithologists the other day. Many thanks for sharing your lovely poem. -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/blog/

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  11. The poem you wrote is packaged just right for a springtime lift right now. It has been raining today so your colorful, sensory poem perked me up, Linda. You might want to consider showcasing this one at Springsations.

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  12. Thank you for the gorgeous Colorado sky! I do so miss that BLUE. (Maybe that should be the name of the new blue crayon -- Colorado Sky!) I see a wishbone in the clouds...

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  13. Linda--how spare, how lovely! I'm so sorry that I wasn't in a good position to appreciate your April project. I'm taking time this month to go back and catch up, and also to put more into my math project, since college decisions rather distracted me. We've reached a good one now...phew!

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  14. Oh--and I adore your bleeding heart!

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  15. "Beauty saved." It's a definition of poetry!

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  16. Thanks for the beauty break, Linda! Love that bluebird sky.

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  17. This is lovely, Linda. Poetry is indeed "beauty saved." Congratulations on your April poetry project! Like Heidi, I hope to get back to the poems I missed.

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  18. This is lovely, Linda. Poetry is indeed "beauty saved." Congratulations on your April poetry project! Like Heidi, I hope to get back to the poems I missed.

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