Thursday, July 6, 2017

Poetry Friday - Sensational Swap!

          Carol Varsalona, poetry collector extraordinaire, and new grandmother serves as our first July host of Poetry Friday today. She blogs at Beyond Literacy Link. You're welcome to visit for lots of poetry wonders, including the announcement of Carol's most recent collection, the Springsations Gallery about to be shared! Thanks, Carol!

As posted recently: One of the delights several times a year is the Poetry Swap created by Tabatha Yeatts, at The Opposite of Indifference. See the sidebar for the beautiful image she created for us swappers!

This week, I am grateful for another gift of "happy mail", as Keri Collins Lewis called it when I emailed my thanks. I appreciate the collage created on the notecard face, love those 'happy' message cards, and adore the poem. 





        I'm off Saturday to the beach for a couple of weeks, carrying this poem along, steering toward adventure, just as Keri wrote! And looking for clamshell clouds as Brenda wrote in the poem I shared last week! Thanks to both, anticipation is high!
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    A special, and yummy, announcement from Tabatha Yeatts who is our host next Friday at The Opposite of IndifferenceJuly 14th is National Macaroni and Cheese Day. The Poetry Friday Roundup will be in honor of the event and for those who wish, please share for an optional Mac-N-Cheese theme!

23 comments:

  1. Linda, you are set to sail into adventure between Brenda's clamshell clouds and Keri's collage of wisdom and poetry. Yes you so comb the shores of experience as you gather another round of beach memories with the family. Enjoy every moment of your 2017 adventure. I look forward to hearing all about it.

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    1. I will share, I'm sure, Carol. It is always wonderful to be there. Thanks very much!

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    2. Ahoy, she's casting off,
      clear the deck, pull up the anchor,
      set the sails for the beach,
      and send well wishes for smooth sailing!
      Thanks for sharing these beautiful postcards from Keri Collins Lewis, they are a true treasure.
      Aye, Linda, enjoy your time at the beach!

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    3. Loving the captain's words and orders, Michelle. Aye, aye!

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  2. What a wonderful poem.....and so YOU! Enjoy your time at the beach. I can already picture you picking up smooth memory stones. Ahhhhhhh

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    1. Thanks, Linda, I'll do my best collecting there!

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  3. What fun, Linda. I hope you find your clamshell clouds and creativity in your sails!

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    1. I'm sure I will, Brenda. Thanks!

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  4. Keri's poem describes you perfectly, Linda! I especially love the "tide of wonder." Have a wonderful time at the beach with your family. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. I love Keri's poem, and I know I'll share a lot from the beach!

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  5. Oh, how I wish I could be off to the seaside too, alas I will comb the shores of my memories to tide me over! :)

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    1. Ha! Your sentence is perfectly written, Jane! Thanks for the smile! I shore wish you could be off, too!

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  6. "tug at your soul" beautiful phrase! I must admit...I'm jealous that you will be at the beach for two weeks in search of clamshell clouds and stones worn smooth!

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    1. I hope you'll get there someday, Kiesha! I'll think of you when we watch that big moon! Thanks!

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  7. Two weeks at the beach - sure to be a joyful, memory-filled time. We'll be waiting for stories of your adventures. Love the poems that you received and thanks for sharing the creations of your poetry friends with us.

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    1. The swap is lots of fun, Ramona. Maybe you'll try it next time? Thanks! I will certainly share beach-y things!

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  8. Yay for swapping poetry and Yay for the beach. Do lots of looking for shells.

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    1. We always do, Margaret. We've been so many times we're getting picky, though, or searching carefully! Thanks, and yes, the swaps are wonderful.

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  9. Looking forward to hearing about your wonderful time away! Thanks for sharing my poem today! xoxo

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  10. I'm watching from the sidelines this year, but through all of the swappers' sharing, enjoying the "happy mail" right along with you. Have fun at the beach!

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  11. What a fabulous package you received!

    I see from FB that you've arrived at your vacation destination. Enjoy every second of it!

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  12. I love Keri's poem. Enjoy your beach time!

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  13. The perfect poem to set you on your beach-bound course. Enjoy!

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