Thursday, January 26, 2017

Celebrating Special Young People

Today I am thrilled to be a guest blogger on Penny Parker Klostermann's 'A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt' with my two nieces and a nephew.  We invite you to check in and comment at her blog.

In other news, I've taken up a poetry challenge I saw on Amy VW's, The Poem Farm. She wrote a poem about a cactus by taking the meter and rhyme scheme of another poet. See her example, Once,  here. 

I loved Amy's example and wanted to try it. So, I went poem hunting! I settled on B.J. Lee's Garden Prayer that I found at Renee La Tulippe's outstanding poetry website, No Water River. It was fun and I want to try my hand at some more mimicry. 

Today's PF contribution is shared with some pretty special young people in my life!

Thank you, Carol at Beyond Literacy for hosting this week's poetry fun.


12 comments:

  1. This is a precious picture and poem! What a keeper for ever and ever! It will take you back there when he's moved on and out. But isn't it true, you need to be thankful for the mess. He is there. You scored lots of points on this one!
    Hope you get to drop by and see your line "waking the world to a new day" in the poems!

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  2. Wonderful poem, Linda -- made me smile and I love the expression of gratitude.

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  3. What a wonderful poem! Such a loving celebration of the every day that definitely made me smile - especially the Nerf gun reference - I remember just longing for one of those when I was young! :-)

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  4. Bless you, Linda, for this wonderful poem/picture. Your son is one lucky fella. =)

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  5. Loved the poem, Linda. And was so happy to have your collaboration on my blog today.

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  6. It's the sweetest nostalgic poem, Linda. I love that you show gratitude for those things in your son's room. We all remember well the piles of "best" things. Thanks for a good memory.

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  7. Really nice Linda! I'm glad you found inspiration in my poem A Garden Prayer!

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  8. Such a simple list, such a powerful prayer of love wrapped up in a beautiful poem.

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  9. Wow. i loved this - and could relate to the messy teen. I must remember to be more grateful because it means they're there!

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  10. Awww... I love this! (I still have one teen boy in the house.) They (we) need lots of blessings, don't they? Thank you for this poem.

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  11. A great list of blessings, Linda! I love the thought of using that word bless whenever I start to fret. It's much better to bless than fret! I will remember this as my two boys grow into teenagers. Have a week full of blessings, Linda!

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