Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Well, it’s been quite a week. Last weekend, we went to Madison, WI, to attend a drive-up bridal shower and visit in a safe way with our older daughter, whom we haven’t seen in person in three months. It was different, but wonderful. But then on the drive back to Minnesota, I got a phone call that one of my sisters down in Florida was taken into emergency surgery and in a precarious medical state. Emotional roller coaster days, and I am trying to just stay afloat.
So here’s a Poem of Presence (this month’s Ditty of the Month Challenge from Margaret Simon at Michelle H. Barnes’ blog). Two of my favorite poetry people! I wrote this one before all the emotional tumult began, but finding small moments like this is what keeps me going.
Here’s another one from last week.
I guess not all the moments I’m being present in are happy ones.
And for lots of wonderful (and probably cheerier) poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with poet-educator Carol Varsalona at Beyond LiteracyLink! She is such an advocate for poetry–especially nature poetry and imagepoems!