Thursday, July 5, 2018

Poetry Friday - Swap Goodness

          Poetry Friday is hosted today by Tricia Stohr-Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect. Thanks, Tricia!




          As I wrote last month, it's quite a wonderful thing to find poetry gifts in one's mailbox, thanks to Tabatha Yeatts, whose idea this was several years ago. Today I'm sharing my swap "wonder" from Brenda Harsham who blogs at Friendly Fairy Tales, and who seemed to know exactly what I love. Here's a picture I took just this week, then the lovely illustrated poems sent by Brenda. She also included a marvelous journal "with" sticky notes, a pen, a quote magnet, and some ladybug magnets. Wow!

          THANKS, BRENDA!





28 comments:

  1. What a lovely package filled with these poetry swap splendors! A perfect poem for you Linda, the words are ripe as the rose she gave you and such a joyful postcard–enjoy all!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle, and yes, it was a grand surprise treat, each part, but the illustration made it more special.

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  2. Delightful! Ladybugs are such good ambassadors for insects! I'm so glad the poem swap is delivering inspirations and invitations to write to you. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks, Linda, wonderful gift, I know. And I am always happy to see those ladybugs in my garden!

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  3. Lovely! I, too, love ladybugs. We used to order them through the mail and let them loose in our garden at night with the neighborhood kids when our daughter was young.

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    1. I did that once in school for my class, Elaine. We had a garden and needed that ladybug help! They are, like Brenda's gifts, special. Thanks!

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  4. What a wonderful poetry-filled package for you, Linda, "whose words are just right, and just in time!"

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    1. Thanks, Molly, I enjoyed my surprise thoroughly!

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  5. Lovely poem and illustration! I like the bee on clover photo, too. Hope you're enjoying your summer!

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    1. So far, my summer has been lovely, but the drought ongoing and the terrible fires here are awful for many. Thanks, JoAnn!

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  6. I, too, was the lucky recipient of a swap package bursting with ladybug goodness from Brenda. How lucky are we? -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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    1. Indeed, very lucky, Christie! Fun to hear!

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  7. How fun to receive delightful words and surprises via the Summer Poetry Swap. Ladybugs are so fun. Jack and I checked out a Ladybug Girl board book last week. Now we need to find a real ladybug!

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    1. Yes, it is lots of fun and I love those Ladybug Girl books for the young ones, also fun! Thanks, Ramona!

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  8. Brenda knows you well, Linda! Flower, ladybugs, and your words are always "just right!"
    Thank you for sharing your treasures with us!

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    1. You're welcome, Catherine, and thanks, too!

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  9. Yes, as Catherine says, Brenda does indeed know you: "whose words are just right, and just in time!" Lovely poetry gifts, Linda.

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    1. Thanks, yes, I appreciate them a lot!

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  10. So much fun to see all of the different poetry swaps. People are so creative, not only with words, but also with images. I need to stop by the bookstore and visit you before we go back to school. This summer is flying by!

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    1. Please come by, Carol. We have so many new and wonderful books for kids! Yes, I love the poetry swaps!

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  11. what a wonderful poetry swap surprise, Linda. Brenda's gift oozes with summer goodness as do your just right words throughout the year.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. I do love the surprises sent.

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  12. What a nice surprise! I had hoped to take part in Tabatha's Summer Swap, but alas, just couldn't do it. Hoping to join in her Winter Swap!

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    1. It does take time, I know, & sometimes I can't do it either. Hope you do sign up sometime, Matt. Thanks!

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  13. Besides Brenda's act of kindness making you smile, it is making the rest of us smile. That's what kindness, poetry, and ladybugs do for the world. Thank you for sharing your bounty, Linda. =)

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    1. Agreed! Bridget. Thanks for coming by!

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  14. That is a delightful find in your mailbox! I love seeing so much poetry swapping going on!

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  15. Hi Linda, a little bird told me she had seen my ladybugs in the wild, so I thought I'd come by and look for them. This particular Poetry Friday was difficult for me. I don't think I even managed to link in, although my post was up. But it's making me smile seeing my ladybugs here. The commenters are sending you ladybug love, too, which makes me very happy. I love your bee on clover Poetry Friday badge. May I use it in my posts?

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