Hooray! A Bonus Poetry Friday
This weekend, I help move a college kid out of the dorms back to home base. College is great and all...but, I look forward to wrapping my hard-working kid in some TLC.
Matt at Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme is hosting our round-up. What joy it's been to see his publication successes with poems in anthologies and books of his own. Keep writing Matt!
I've had fun reading poetry projects of others as prompts in April. Thank you, Susan, at Soul Blossom Living for providing a menu of doings. And, thank you poets for the inspiration.
Diane, at Random Noodling, inspires with her annual poetry month project of ekphrastic cherita from women's art.
I took a recent tweet about artist Faith Ringgold for more inspiration.
Faith of a woman--
stitched in fabric, thread, ink, and paint.
Ancestral prayers quilted to hope unseen.
It’s easy to fly– all
is somewhere you can’t get to any other way*
a gospel of truths covering our way ‘til amen.
*Faith Ringgold. Tar Beach (Crown 1991)
(c) Linda Mitchell
|Faith Ringgold and her Story Quilt, Tar Beach. https://twitter.com/Studio24E/status/1384962905599324160?s=20|
Linda at Teacher Dance is crafting poems of wabi-sabi. I love her poem and photo pairings.
|Photos and Golden Shovel by me|
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I cannot stop photographing Nature
--stills of my favorite woods. I always
return to this dying tree. She wears
a shrug of lichen in every season. The
gray boldly dressed in greens. Colors
her little seedling self pushed out of
her way as she once sought the sun. The
nerve of life, catches my lens-- my spirit.
© Linda Mitchell
More mailbox goodness...a poem in a pocket for Poem in Your Pocket Day from a poet friend is always good.
|Poem by a friend in a Pocket from a friend, Jan G. Annino at Bookseedstudio|
Our friend Hamish plods on...this week with an ox that's a bit cheeky with the word, w.i.r.e. Hamish would love a good scratch behind the ears and a catch-up. Find him and his newest poem pal, Wire Ox.