|A bit of respite in May|
Over the past month... and a bit more... we have had one crisis after another to fill our plates. They have not sunk us. They have not taken our joy. But they have taken great amounts of time, energy, and prayer. And I have joked that I need a big platter instead of a plate to hold my portion. But then I set my plate down, opting not to hold onto it.
I think May deserves a poem to celebrate its ending, its tenacity and its victories.
May Be June
We were clearly tempest tossed
well before May had begun
But as patterns crissed and crossed
there were signs of more to come.
We smiled despite the cost
as we set our course to run.
Till races nearly lost,
instead turned races won.
Now June arrives all glossed
and we're ready for the sun.
Can May's near-holocaust
be traded for some fun?
by Donna JT Smith - June 1, 2018
Reason to Celebrate
May was great -
Great with trials
Cannot wait -
Wait for hints
Why that day?
In the end,
all faithful patience.
by Donna JT Smith, 2018
Not a masterpiece...
but a poem that sums up May for me.
No, two poems for May. It deserved at least two.
I am not going into the details of all the piles of garbage - but suffice it to say our daughter walked away with only minor injuries after her car struck a tree head-on, totaling it. And that was a total blessing, setting the perspective straight on all of the rest.
I have not written a posted since May 5th. I have written a little since then... poems, but for other stuff...it's been hard to focus on writing, though it certainly was a full month for thoughts, just no time to write them.
GetSparked 37 is underway, and I submitted two inspiration pieces - one poem and one art piece to my exchange partner. Since May 23 I have worked on 2 pieces: one a watercolor and one a poem as responses to my partner's inspiration pieces I received.
I actually completed two poems for her image. The first one I completed, then decided to keep it instead of publishing it online. So I had to create another one. My second one was a bit fanciful and literal, and I decided to go with that one. Today is the day for completing the response pieces - which I have done - and we now have the week to submit our work to the website. I'll let you know when mine gets up there later today - probably tonight.
And now I'm working on Tabatha Yeatt's summer poetry exchanges. I have 5 poems to write in the next couple of months, so I am beginning the thinking and drafting of my first now.
Poetry Friday is being hosted by Buffy at Buffy's Blog. Enjoy the twirling seeds of the beginning of summer!