Greetings, Poetry Lovers! Just in time for holiday gifting, there's a brand new book from Pomelo Books, THINGS WE WEAR. Part of the "THINGS WE" series, this poetry collection features poems created and honed as part of the wonderful online Anthology workshops offered by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, the FORCES behind all things Pomelo.
I've had the good fortune to participate in a couple of these workshops, along with several Poetry Friday regulars and new faces and voices, too!
The books in this series (THINGS WE DO,THINGS WE EAT, and THINGS WE FEEL) contain a poem for each letter of the alphabet. Proceeds from book sales go to the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund, another reason to add these to your gift lists for the youngest readers and listeners.
THINGS WE WEAR, with poems by 26 authors, features some expected topics, such as "Pajamas" for P and "Dress" for D. But how about "Earmuffs" for E, "Kippah" for K, and "Yukata" for Y? Learn more about this collection and find ordering info here.
My poem is about one of my favorite things, a watch! I've always worn one myself (& got a new one from my hubby last Christmas). I'm somewhat obsessed with old watch parts – the older the better – and have enjoyed using them in artsyletters creations. I don't have a lot of timepiece-parts-laced collages and such in my Etsy shop at the moment, but You Just Wait (another terrific Pomelo title): after we move early next year and I get to embrace a new studio space in our house, I'll have lots of room for lots of art projects. And, hopefully, more TIME for making since I'll have the space part worked out!
Here's my poem, pictured above in the fun poem card created by Sylvia and Janet, and pictured below that, embellished with vintage watch parts because I couldn't help myself.
move on its face
second by second – tick, tick.
A clock with a band
always in place
never too slow or too quick, quick.
There isn't a buzz
a beep or a chime
but watching my watch –
I can tell time!
©Robyn Hood Black
Our multi-talented Michelle Kogan has this week's Roundup. So glance at your watch later, and for now go enjoy some great poetry!