Greetings, Poetry Lovers! Happy February...
Last Friday I was on the road back and forth (again!) to our Upstate SC house, where we are moving permanently in coming weeks. Though life has been chaos for many weeks (Okay, months...) somehow my hubby pulled off a surprise party on Saturday for my 60th birthday (on Monday). I knew my kids would be visiting, but I didn't know that several dear friends who live in that general region - plus our contactors who are making our basement into a magical living/working space there - would be showing up for lunch & cake! What a treat, and getting to share the surprise and celebration with the Baby Grand - who enjoyed my gift of a wonderful old Remington typewriter - made it even more special.
Another fun surprise was the new issue of bottle rockets which came a little early, ahead of upcoming postal rate hikes. Honored to have a poem in it, which kinda relates to this whole getting older thing. [I'm grateful for every birthday, and I loved what one friend commented on Facebook: "Welcome to the next level." Ha!]
Also, I suppose this haiku relates to moving as well, as I remember composing it during a gentle rain here in the Lowcountry. I will miss this place.
soft rain in the woods
©Robyn Hood Black
bottle rockets, #48, February 2023
Many thanks to the oh-so-talented Laura for hosting us all this week, and for filling February with poetry all month long....