St. Joe Chicago (never Ohio) now in Orlando (via some days in Kissimmee) on the far reaching edges of insanity and at times in mild hysteria (where I’m known to grow purple wisteria) but none can compare to your eyes (where I’ve also died)
All I ask is that you lick your phone less and maybe use your hands to play childish string games cradling cats here’s the church here’s the steeple instead of building barriers of one-handed pepperoni pizza and stiff cold-jointed bones to worship, worship, worship
De is hosting the Quadrille at dVerse this week; come and raise a toast with us as we enter a season of cheer!
It occurs to me that Phoebe and the Buffleheads would be a great name for a rock band, but in reality, these are two of the birds that winter here in Central Florida. It is a seasonal milestone when each of these species arrive; one for which there is much rejoicing in the land 🙂
Lillian bids us ‘harbor’ a quadrille over at d’Verse Poet’s Pub. Join us!
The Giftby Li-Young Lee remains a personal favorite. Just finishing a poetry unit in my classroom in which we read and analyze four poems that deal with father-child relationships. Also included are Blood by Naomi Shihab Nye, Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden, and Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.
Doing Double-Dutch jumping here today by writing a Quadrille for dVerse that uses the word ‘Cobble’ and also working from the Day 4 of 28 Days of Unreason. I felt like it was a good time to write a Silly Jilly; it’s been awhile. 🙂
I am hosting the 28 Days of Unreason for the 3rd year in which we write poetry in response to selected lines from poet, Jim Harrison. Everyone is welcome to jump in! Today’s line is, “Fear makes for good servants and bravery is fraudulent”from Vows.
Kim at dVerse bids us write a Quadrille (a poem of exactly 44 words) using the word “Rain.” Here in Florida we should be at the end of our Dry Season, a time we refer to as our Fire Season. Instead we are in a prolonged time of rain thanks to an unstable weather pattern that brings tropical moisture both day and night. There are no fires, including that rather large one that dominates the sky from dawn to dusk. 😉