How wonderful that Earth Day corresponds with Poetry celebrations. I've been enjoying Poetry Friday blogs this month and the project's writers have taken on.
Catherine, at Reading to the Core, has been writing wild in response to her reading of Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World, by Katheryn Aalto (Timber Press, 2020). She also hosts our round-up today. Make sure to read her latest.
I was taken with Lauret Savoy (Day 15 of Catherine's project)which led me to Dr. Savoy's website and an essay taken from her latest book, Trace (Counterpoint 2015). What beautiful writing and weaving together of history and science. I highly recommend reading Savoy's excerpt from Trace, Letter to America published for Terrain.org. From that gorgeous five-minute read I came away with gems of words for this found poem...
After Reading Letter to America
A Story in Return
Sound asked Magic other ways
to wander the horizon
That map’s paper landscape
mean landforms surface
and, sinuous rivers
Once, the continent
wore no toponyms between fields
left no mark
The home for Saint Found
recall a world bespattered
with remnants of echoes
A nod to marks of the snowy range
words found by Linda Mitchell
Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge has spent April with dewdrops of the haiku of Issa as translated by David G. Lanoue. I'm paying homage with...
|haiku and photo by me April '21|
And, is there anything more fun than personal mail in your mailbox from a poet friend? I don't think so. It's good to be in a community of poets.
|postcards by Jone and Irene|