How are we doing Poets?
There's so much going on in our world right now it's hard to keep score. From Afghanistan to Haiti to the Pacific Northwest, there are serious, life-threatening situations -- oh, and hey, a pandemic still rages. I'm trying to keep up with the world and back-to-school and an air conditioning unit broken since Sunday. Ack! I thought I'd write an ode to our air conditioner. But you know what? It's too hot!
I do have a full and grateful heart for the lovely poetry swap items from Rebecca Herzog and Mary Lee Hahn. They are beautiful and delightfully practical for a poeming librarian.
constructed of layers, and
turn a circle
all are mysterious corridors
that take you
to distant parts of the world
~Words found by Rebecca Herzog
Mary Lee created a custom haiku/dodoitsu oracle deck of phrases from Hamish's padlet. So fun!
Hamish and I have had many artistic disagreements already on what line goes where in our new poems. Thank you, Mary Lee! We love this so much.
Here are some haiku arranged by Hamish and me from the oracle deck.
|Fun times with Hamish...who's generally agreeable to my suggestions.|
There is a new poem on Hamish's padlet this week involving ancient cuneiform. Have a look:
Make sure to stop by The Apples in My Orchard for a full dose of poetry goodness. Thank you, Carol!
PS....we just got the air conditioner back! Woot!