Welcome to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Trisha at The Miss Rumphius Effect. Amidst moving, Trisha is gracious doing Poetry Friday and doing it old school.
Yesterday, Dave at Leap of Dave, offered the prompt for the monthly Spiritual Thursday Journey. This has been something that I decided to be curious about and join in this year.
His prompt had these questions:
A lot to ponder! And I want to speak especially to the first question bo t physical place. It made me think of a book I have been reading recently, Celtic Ways to Pray: Finding God in the Natural Elements by Ruth Lindberg Pattison. Visiting Ireland last June, resonated with me in a deep, deep way. I was home. I creturned very curious about how the Irish meld the Celtic beliefs with Christianity. I am a seeker, I always have been. Maybe in another life, I would have studied theology.
Part one explores God in Earth and it was perfect for Dave's question about physical place. I have several to share below. I collect rocks (my suitcase was too heavy returning from Ireland and Scotland because of this). My photos are
Christine asks, "Shall we dance?" And she shares several music offerings and a poem.
This line from Lord of the Dance speaks to me: Dance, then, wherever you may be.
I have been retired since June 2018, almost five years. I've been learning new dances as I move further away from my teaching days (complicated by the two years that was the pandemic when time stood still). Maybe I have learn some of these dances before but they have a new twist, a new nuance.
I am learning the dance of 70, feeling more sassy, curious.
I am learning the dance of art, or creating.
I am learning the dance of rejection and acceptance as I submit poems for publications.(I've submitted more this year than another year).
I am learning the dance of grief as friends and acquaintances struggle with health and family issues.
I am learning the dance of intuition, discovering my visual signatures of the moon and spiral, both dancing n the universe.
I am thinking of this art piece above as I danced with it into creation. It will have a companion piece, "You can dance, no matter where you are."
Dance wherever you may be in joy, in love, in grief, and for each season.
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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