Thursday, January 21, 2021

#PoetryFriday - Celebrating

Laura Shovan hosts our Poetry Friday today HERE at her blog with a reflection of Amanda Gorman and an invite you won't want to miss! Thanks, Laura! 


 

        Postcards in the mail continued to offer hugs for me in these recent weeks.  

         First, a celebration from Wednesday. Most thoughts for the future lie with my grandson, Carter and my granddaughters, Ingrid and Imogene. I am hopeful they will remember this time and enter the world as fighters for justice for everyone, for America and for the world. Many of us worked hard to make good change for them and I am proud of all who did especially in this strangest of years of the Pandemic and political conflict. 


         You might see that I gave tribute to Amanda Gorman's final words of her poem. You can read the full text here. It was a precious ending to the ceremony.

        Postcard connections to share: I know that many of you have seen these on other posts, but I wanted to share, too, celebrating this time the beauty of connections offering sweetness and hope -- from Michelle, Diane, Jone, and Kimberly. It's a new year!

    Michelle's lovely art brought beauty flying into the new year.



Diane's words, then wishes will keep me going this "Year of the Ox".



Jone's knowledge of a new language inspires new goals for me.


Kimberly's "universal hope" makes a grand finish and goal.

Have a wonderful week ahead everyone!

19 comments:

  1. Sharing the breath of fresh air on a clear day with you! These postcards are people being in the moment. Such a love for the beauty of language. We are lucky poets.

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  2. Beauty abounds! These postcards are such gifts. Thank you for celebrating with us, Linda. xo

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  3. Your gifts are ours, Linda! Thank you for sharing your words and the words on the "mail hug" postcards sent to you. And may I say, wow, your Denver sky is gorgeous! :)

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  4. Yes, much to celebrate. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tokens of kindness and hope! That BLUE sky is a good omen for 2021!!

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  5. Linda, your clear Denver sky makes me miss the big skies of New Mexico. Beautiful sentiments all around, touching many hands to get to you through the mail. Hoping kindness takes a similar route this year— through many hands and hearts.

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  6. Thanks for sharing these delights with us, Linda!

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  7. Utterly fascinating and uplifting, Linda. Thank you for sharing inspiration in new languages and in ox-ymorons. You never fail to stir a sense of awe. :)

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  8. Linda, for the children we sing our songs of hope. Thank you for bringing your grandchildren to mind for they and all of ours are the future. It is a blessing that they witnessed a magnificent inauguration in these trying times. May I capture your image poem for Winter's Embrace 2021 Gallery because it is an inspirational reminder of an inspirational day?

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  9. Kimberly's "universal hope" is the feeling I had after hearing the inaugural poem. Thanks for being part of the round up today, Linda.

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  10. I love these--so much beauty and hope and appreciation...

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  11. I love seeing these postcards as they make their way back and forth. And I have been loving your photos. May we all choose to be in the light and kindness.

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  12. You've offered your grandchildren powerful and hopeful thoughts for pondering on the future. Your haiku postcard of Crescent park reminds me of Estes Park Co, thanks for this crisp clear message leading us forward Linda! Love all the positive energy from the postcards here, thanks for sharing and shining them on us.

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  13. Thanks to everyone for your kind remarks. It's lovely to receive those cards. (I just received more these past couple of days!) And I'm so happy this past week filled us up with hope!

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  14. A breathe of fresh air indeed. Here's hope for a better future.

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  15. I love all the BLUE in your photo! Oh, those Colorado skies!

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  16. Thank you for generously sharing all that postal goodness, Linda!

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  17. Thanks, Sally, Mary Lee, & Heidi, here we go into the future with lots of blue skies!

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  18. Lots of treasures here! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for sharing all the beauty you received in the mail. They are all so lovely and inspiring!

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