Greetings, Poetry Lovers!
I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday last week. Had such a good time with my kin I didn't even get a chance to check into Poetry Friday!
One of the highlights for our gathering - at our new place on the other side of our state (SC), up in the hills - was that our daughter Morgan and hubby Matt brought a special little box for us to open. Hint: they had filled it with items either pink or blue! And - drumroll.... - it had blue goodies! We are all expecting the next generation to arrive at the beginning of June, which is convenient for Morgan as a third-grade teacher. ;0) And we are all grateful for faith and for science and medicine, as that wee little one has been more than three years in the making.
So Jeff and I are about to enter the adventure of grandparenting, and we couldn't be more thrilled.
Naturally, a recent Poem-a-Day from poets.org in my inbox caught my eye. Maybe you saw it? The title is "no more grandma poems" by Yolanda Wisher.
Here is the opening, and a link for the rest....
no more grandma poems
by Yolanda Wisher
forget your grandma
these american letters
don't need no more
but i said
the grandmas are
our first poetic forms
the first haiku
was a grandma
click here for the rest.
My grandmothers were very different from each other. I loved them both dearly, and see glimpses of both of them in the mirror these days. And I just recently heard about the anthropological research suggesting that grandmothers have been very important in evolutionary history, helping to get the youngest generations on their way to adulthood. Also, I hadn't even heard of "The Grandmother Hypothesis" - but evidently it's been around as long as I have, (since the '60s). Just Google it if you're intrigued.
Here's to the next generation, and the ones after that. Let's try to keep the world habitable for them, shall we?
Many thanks to my fellow Etsian Michelle Kogan for hosting Poetry Friday this week, with her usual creative panache!
PS - I did manage to get an artsyletters newsletter out - Click here if you'd like to read. And though the CyberWeek savings are over, feel free as a Poetry Friday friend to use Coupon Code NEWSY10 for 10 percent off in my Etsy shop. ;0) It's been a busy place this season!