Greetings, Poetry Lovers!
Two more New Year Poem Postcard swap goodies came my way this week. These haiku are a PERFECT way to express and celebrate our country's turning the page to a new chapter this week.
First up, Margaret gifted the beyond-glorious photo of a blue heron in flight, with these words:
On wingbeats of blue
heron rises unstatued
heralding the new
Image and poem ©Margaret Simon
Heralding the new, indeed!
And then came Mary Lee's wonderful offering. I have to add that it was postmarked the day after Christmas, and it JUST got to my mailbox on Thursday. [I'd say I can't believe it took that long, but after many headaches worrying about Etsy orders getting to recipients on time in December (a few just plain didn't), I do believe it. The USPS was stretched far too thin. Here's hoping we all might be finished with quarantining and such by the time the holidays arrive THIS year.]
Mary Lee's words were worth the wait, and just right for this week in history:
shiny coin of here and now
ready to be spent
(and who doesn't live Rembrandt?!)
Image and poem ©Mary Lee Hahn
For more of Margaret's writing, click here; for more of Mary Lee's writing, click here; and to learn more about the creative pursuits of Jone Rush MacCulloch, who dreamed up the New Year's Postcard exchange, click here!
Thanks to each of these amazing women.
By the way, I noticed Margaret added a handwritten note to her card, and Mary Lee's poem was handwritten, as was the poem I sent out on my cards this month. Did you know tomorrow, Jan. 23, is National Handwriting Day? I'll be celebrating at artsyletters with earrings featuring sterling silver fountain pen charms that I fell in love with. I made a pair to 'test drive' and have been wearing them all week. (Also, earrings with vintage pen nibs coming soon....) ;0)
Tomorrow is also the birthday of an amazing teacher who regularly brings poetry to life in the classroom - my daughter, Morgan! Happy Birthday to our Super Hero!
Now, one more click to check out this week's Roundup - you'll find it at Laura Shovan's place, where there is always something new and wonderful going on.