Greetings, Poetry Lovers! I don't know about you, but I'm pretty spent after news events this week. (And the extremes - Personally, I was elated about the voting efforts of my former fellow Georgians when both Senate run-off races were in the "called" column Wednesday, only to plunge right afterwards into heartsickness about the breach of the Capitol.)
So I have been especially appreciative of the poetic gifts in my mailbox, as part of Jone Rush MacCulloch's annual New Year's Poem Postcard Project. Enjoy the respite of these first three I've received, one by Jone herself (I mentioned her foray into Scottish Gaelic last week), and one from Carol Varsalona, and one from Linda Mitchell. These are SO creative, and each so different.
Savor Jone's new language skills to accompany her formidable skills behind the camera, and Carol's jaunty imaginative words and her lovely lake image, and Linda's nod to the Chinese New Year - the Year of the Ox, with her artwork featuring a version of Paul Bunyan's "Babe" in art and collaged background words, and her quite original poem on the other side of the bookmark.
Also, you can listen to Jone read her poem in Scottish Gaelic in her post from last week here!
Many thanks, Ladies, for sending much needed light in these days.
first full moon
makes poetry wishes
happy new year
Poem and Photo ©Jone Rush MacCulloch
upon the lake
as a new year arises.
exhale earth's frostbitten bite.
Poem and Photo ©Carol Varsalona
Year of the Ox
Monday, Ox delivers brush and brooms
to sweep old year away
Tuesday, Ox brings uncles, aunties
hong bao and rice cakes
Wendesday, Ox shies at red banners
good luck poems they swish and sway
Thursday Ox shakes golden bells
hoping kitchen god will stay
Friday Ox easts and rest contentedly
firecrackers pop -
Happy New Year's Day!
Poem and Art ©Linda Mitchell
(PS - My poem postcards are still in the works; waiting on delivery from the printer.);0)
Our amazing Sylvia has the Roundup today over at Poetry for Children. Don't miss her annual New Year "Sneak Peek" list-- a gathering of all the titles of poetry books, anthologies, and novels in verse expected in 2021!
Wishing you, and all, a peaceful weekend.