Thursday, August 11, 2022

A Blue Star from Scotland

Happy Friday!

I love a poetry swap.  This year, I knew I'd be summer traveling. So, I signed up for only ONE swap. And, what a swap it has been.

Jone Rush McCulloch and I are poets, children's librarians, and new-ish to the art of mixed-media collage. We have fun writing and making art independently and together. I was thrilled to summer swap with her.

Poetry on on poetry from Jone Rush McCulloch

Blue Star from Jone's travels to Scotland

A blue star from Scotland 
My friend traveled that way 
Star of tartan moors and thistle grand 
arrived by mail for me today 
Friendlight to see by -- now and always

(c)Linda M.

Thank you, Jone, Tabatha, and, Poetry Friday peeps! Head over to birthday girl, Margaret Simon's Reflections on the Teche for our round-up.

Jone's collage in my library already

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Going Rogue on a Sports Poem

Home again, home again jiggety-jig!

What a summer!

Seven weeks, three big trips, and tomorrow I meet with librarians from my area for a day of learning we call Ignite! I'm hosting at my for photos of our @pwsla fun on Twitter. We will share professional development, catching-up, raffle prizes, and ice cream!

Catherine challenged the Inklings in August to...

"Write a poem about any sport you have a connection to--one you participate(d) in or love to watch. Use any form you think works best. You could use Liz Steinglass's Soccerverse or any of the poems here as a mentor if you'd like."


Ummmmmm...I've written a sports poem. In fact, it's published in Rhyme & Rhythm: poems for student-athletes (Archer Books. 2021). But, this month I kinda blanked on a true sport. I'm not super athletic.

In the past, when stumped, Molly has advised me, to go rogue! I'm taking her up on that now.

ps: based on true experiences of my youth

Last week I was in beautiful Colorado and found some stars that are now on Star's padlet: padlet.

Thank you, Molly, for hosting our round-up today!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

August 4th Spiritual Thursday

Thank you, Carol Varsalona for hosting SJ this month
at Beyond Literacy

Love this flower from a hike in Colorado last week