Next week, I will be hosting Poetry Friday RIGHT HERE at Mainely Write! That will be on July 3rd - the same weekend we have summer in Maine. Eeesh! Maybe I don't have to put that snow shovel away - winter's going to be here again before you know it!
There are a few links I'd like to share here today for Poetry Friday:
For poetry connections today I, and others, have poems posted on Michelle H. Barnes site, Today's Little Ditty, where Michelle is posting the June challenge poetry. Corey Rosen Schwartz has challenged us to write about building a treehouse, using unpredictable multisyllabic rhyming words. I submitted "Moldysocks and the Three Treehouses". Go to Today's Little Ditty to read it and more treehouse poems for June.
Then Keri Collins Lewis, at Keri Recommends is sharing the poem that I sent her as our first swap of the summer. The poem I wrote and sent to her was written after reading many of her posts over the past year. It really is something I'd like to do more of - reading older posts. Often we pop into the middle of a blogger's life, and there is so much more we could learn just by reading. This fun in the sun activity is organized by Tabatha Yeatts of The Opposite of Indifference.
Lastly and bestly, I'd like to share the awesome poem by Keri that she sent to me for the Summer Poetry Swap. Keri must have read a few of my posts, because she sent me a beautiful laminated picture of a seagull soaring. Here's the picture with poem:
She soars on the edge of the world
drops ideas onto the rocks below,
then picks out the scrumptious words - -
meaty morsels to sustain her
until she hatches a new poem.
© Keri Collins Lewis, all rights reserved
Isn't that beautiful? I love it! I love the picture; I love, love the poem. And it seems to fit how I work. I like picturing the process this way. I can almost see myself "dropping ideas", like mussels, onto the rocks below. I love "scrumptious words", and "hatches a new poem"!
This also prompted me to go around my house and find my seagulls...of which I have a few... (I may have missed some)
|Seagull framed tile|
|Two seagulls perched on a cork lid|
|Two welcoming seagulls|
|Two flying seagulls|
How did she know it would be just perfect?
I've already sent out my second poem for the swap. I don't know how long it will take to get to its destination. I'm staying out of this part of the process now. If you've been to Keri's site, you now know the story behind the poem I sent to her. I am hoping this second one goes more smoothly! I'm not even going to check this time. Well, not yet anyway.
Have a great day... read more poems!