Greetings, Poetry Lovers! A couple more postcards from our New Year's Poem Postcard Swap, coordinated by the wonderful Jone Rush MacCulloch.
Speaking of Jone, please see her poignant haiku featured on The Haiku Foundation's "Haiku of the Day" page for Jan. 13 here - Congratulations, Jone!
This week's additions to the refrigerator door have complementary visuals - I love that! Margaret Simon sent a photo postcard with a collage on the front in beautiful blue celestial and warm earth hues. Having recently seen the traveling interactive Van Gogh exhibit, I enjoyed the bits of Starry Night in this piece! These envelope a wonderful quote from Emily Dickinson. The image includes some mountain-y layers in the background under the sun, and a yoga enthusiast under myriads of stars, among other delights.
Her original poem reads:
A new year
to find a garden
I love that surprise at the end; the kind of "relief" to feel that we don't always have to start everything from scratch. I/we might need to take a look around and appreciate what's there.
Linda Baie sent a gorgeous expansive photograph from Colorado - look at those majestic Rockies! Her greeting reads:
Happy New Year!
Blue Skies Smiling at YOU!
I'll take those smiling blue skies, thank you!
On the back of her card is a poetic quote from Chandra Kochhar, sentiments that seem to me in keeping with Margaret's inspiring words, too.
Here's to smiles and blooms and noticing - wishing you inspirations as you make your way through these winter days.
(And, no - I still haven't sent my poem swap postcards out yet, but working on it.... ;0) )
Many thanks to our beloved and multitalented Tabatha for hosting the Roundup this week at The Opposite of Indifference - Enjoy the treasures!