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Poetry Friday: The Last Poetry (Swap) of Summer from Violet Nesdoly

I have put off writing this post because I was not ready for the Summer Poetry Swap to end. Every year I feel I’ve received more than I’ve given, but this year the deluge of gifts from talented, thoughtful givers has made me feel like I’m sipping from a fire hose. The real kicker is […]

Poetry Friday: Feeling lucky and a poem from Linda Baie!

My week has flown by, partly because I have been a winner! Twice this week I’ve won something unexpectedly, and, y’all, it’s just fun. I mean, I’m not a Bingo player or an athlete to frequently experience the thrill of winning. And let’s be honest: feeling like a *winner* is nice. 🙂 On top of […]

Poetry Friday & Poem Swap Treasures from Mary Lee

It’s Poetry Friday! Dori welcomes us with deep breaths and deep thoughts at Dori Reads. This week I am sharing another OLW-inspired poem, this time from Mary Lee Hahn. Isn’t it marvelous? Isn’t SHE marvelous? The photo matches perfectly, and I love seeing scenery so different from our Deep South landscape. Thanks to Mary Lee […]

Poetry Friday & a Summer Swap Treasure

  Thank you, Jone, for this wonderful poem! Jone tells me it is a shadorma, which follows this syllabic pattern*: 3 5 3 3 7 5 *except, she confessed, dandelion has 4 syllables. “Oops!” she said. To which I replied, “Not in the South. Folks ’round here call ’em “danduh-lines!” Problem solved. My friend Margaret […]

Poetry Friday & Summer Poem Swap 2016 Poem #1

It’s Poetry Friday! The round-up will be hosted by my friend Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference! It’s also time for the Summer Poem Swap! My PF friend Donna Smith from Mainely Write intuited that in my secret life I’m a “bag lady” — I have tote bags and reusable grocery bags galore! But this […]

Poetry Friday & Buffy’s “In the Big Top”

It’s Poetry Friday! Sylvia at Poetry for Children is our hostess this week. Today I’m sharing the last of the masterpieces I’ve received this summer in the Poem Swap. Buffy hosted caterpillars on her dining table this summer– I bet they ate well! They inspired this incredible poem.  Thank you, Buffy!    

Poetry Friday & “Exhortation to a bee” by Tabatha Yeatts

It’s Poetry Friday! Catherine at Reading to the Core is hosting! Just as the bees are wringing the last nectar from the summer flowers, I’m bedazzled by the next-to-last of my poem swap poems. What a grand summer it has been, and what a balm these friendships have been! Here is, quite possibly, my favorite […]

Poetry Friday: Welcome to the Farm!

Welcome, friends! It’s Poetry Friday and I’m honored to be your host today! Best of all, my sister and nephews are here visiting from Texas, so there’s a lot going on around here today! (There’s an Inlinkz widget at the bottom of the post for your links. We’ve gone fishin’!) When Mark and I selected […]