Poetry Friday with at Ramona at Pleasures From the Page. She has had quite the summer with moving!
Today, I share a photo and haiku that I posted this week because it seems to capture the end of August and beginning of September. The photo was taken last Sunday when I was at the Portland Japanese Garden.
The Sealey Challenge
Today Linda B. at TeacherDance is hosting Poetry Friday. She is reflecting on the end of summer and the beginning of school and new adventures as some head to college.
This time of year is always a new year for those in education. And even when you retire, you feel it.
This week, I'm sharing the gifts of summer; the annual Summer Poetry Swap, organized by the fabulous Tabatha Yeatts. My swap partners were from Sarah Grace Tuttle, Marcie Finchum Atkins,
Carol Labuzetta, Rose Cappelli, and our host, Linda Baie.
For the poems I sent to my partners, I found lines from their poems and wrote golden shovel poems for each.
For today, I combined their lines and a line I wrote for their poems for a cento,
Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone has a bouquet of haiku beside hosting duties this week.
Sealey Challenge Update
I have been a bit slow with the challenge. These were the books I read last week. This week have also read:
Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference is hosting today. She tried something new this week: crème brûlée.
Tomorrow I am heading to the Oregon State Fairground to drop off two photos for the Photography Show and two pieces of art for the Fine Art Show. I also hope to have my poetry ready to go as well but I can make another trip and bring it next week.
The Poeming Pigeon: A Journal of Poetry & Art, Volume 13 Release Set for October 13, 2023
I am honored to be in the company of poets James Crews and former Oregon Poet Laureate (and poetry mentor), Paulann Petersen in this issue. The theme is "Superstition".
My poem, "Life Threads", shared as an untitled draft to a poetry challenge response in May 2022, was accepted into this fabulous journal. Two photos were also accepted into the journal.
Shawn Aveningo Sanders & Robert R. Sanders, editors, do an incredible job of producing a high quality magazine.
Currently, The Poeming Pigeon, Issue, 13 is on preorder at the discounted price of $18.00 until September 15, 2023. If you would like to order a copy, head over to The Poeming Pigeon. They have a diverse selection of poetry titles.
All photos and poems in these blog posts are copyrighted to Jone Rush MacCulloch 2006- Present. Please do not copy, reprint or reproduce without written permission from me.
2023 Progressive Poem
April 1 Mary Lee Hahn, Another Year of Reading
April 2 Heidi Mordhorst, My Juicy Little Universe
April 3 Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 4 Buffy Silverman
April 5 Rose Cappelli, Imagine the Possibilities
April 6 Donna Smith, Mainely Write
April 7 Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche
April 8 Leigh Anne, A Day in the Life
April 9 Linda Mitchell, A Word Edgewise
April 10 Denise Krebs, Dare to Care
April 11 Emma Roller, Penguins and Poems
April 12 Dave Roller, Leap Of Dave
April 13 Irene Latham Live You Poem
April 14 Janice Scully, Salt City Verse
April 15 Jone Rush MacCulloch
April 16 Linda Baie, TeacherDance
April 17 Carol Varsalona, Beyond Literacy Link
April 18 Marcie Atkins
April 19 Carol Labuzzetta at The Apples in My Orchard
April 20 Cathy Hutter, Poeturescapes
April 21 Sarah Grace Tuttle, Sarah Grace Tuttle’s Blog,
April 22 Marilyn Garcia
April 23 Catherine, Reading to the Core
April 24 Janet Fagal, hosted by Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 25 Ruth, There is no Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town
April 26 Patricia J. Franz, Reverie
April 27 Theresa Gaughan, Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits
April 28 Karin Fisher-Golton, Still in Awe Blog
April 29 Karen Eastlund, Karen’s Got a Blog
April 30 Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting, and Writing