Hello Beautiful Poets,
I'm hosting the round-up this week. I'd love for you to read my post and the posts of others and then leave a link to yours in the comment section with your link. Even though the widgets are easy, I love organizing a list of posts and links...call me old-fashioned.
- Laura Purdie Salas is grateful for the work of farmers
- Anastasia Suen's poetic hike with redwoods
- Marcie Flinchum Atkins rambles through local parks & libraries
- Robyn Hood Black reviews Welcome to the Wonder House
- Michelle Kogan is all about Zinnias
- Alan J. Wright's poems from his marketplace
- Heidi Mordhorst with a poem from a friend at Chautauqua
- Tabatha Yeatts Lonkse with a Neruda
- Tracey Kiff-Judson with fireflies!
- Jone McCulloch with a photo haiku
- Carol Varsalona with a shined-up clunker and more
- Irene Latham with a blue afternoon
- Rose Cappelli found poems
- Mary Lee Hahn Something you need to read
- Patricia Franz Summer's Middle Child
- Catherine Flynn Sudoku Challenge
- Alexis Ennis' found poem
- Carol Labuzzetta has gone to the woods...and wow!
- Molly Hogan to write about paddle boarding or to paddle?
- Joyce Ray says hello with a new bilingual book!
- Diane Anderson has a lovely moon poem
My OLW for the year is, WORD. As I've written before, I entered 2023 a bit nervous about how WORD and I would get to know each other. I worried I wouldn't find enough ideas.
WORD is now chasing me with ideas and I'm struggling to keep up.
When I was in New York with my college buddies we did things we love that we know our partners and children don't have patience for. A visit to the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery was one of these activities.
As I walked through the gallery finding pieces of art that slowed me down for a longer look, I started to notice that some of the pieces had words embedded in the work. Oh, WORD, you silly. You found me!
I began taking photos of art that had words embedded and now have poems.
I call the drafts below, 'Cluster Poems.' I'm not sure if there is a proper description? If so, I'd love to know.
The art is a very small part of a full wall mural:
I'm behind on clunker writing and sharing summer poetry swap goodies...I'll catch up. Summer has been packed with wonderful hours of fun and rest and thinking. I'm allowing it all to just be.
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There's a new WORD poem on the padlet today: https://padlet.com/mitchellhubeimom/word-bwfgg0bqmjhf62fd/wish/2644477898