Bliadhna mhath ùr, Scottish Gaelic for Happy New Year. This week, New Year Postcards have begun winging their way across the country. Today I'm sharing one for New York and one from Ohio. I'll be placing these on my Poe-tree.
upon the lake
exhale earth's frostbitten bite
Photo by Carol Varsalona
shiny coin of here and now
ready to be spent
~Mary Lee Hahn
Photo by Mary Lee Hahn
Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town has the first 2021 poetry round-up. So thankful for this community. Here's to many poems this year.
1/1/2021 05:44:19 am
oooooh! How wonderful the lake from NY and the shiny penny from Ohio. I love the postcard exchange. And, I'm thankful that you organize it. What a lovely thought...the full moon making poetry wishes. And, your gallic is sounding good! Happy New Year, Jone!
1/1/2021 07:30:18 am
Thank you for sharing both Carol's and Mary Lee's postcard treats, Jone! And for your Scottish Gaelic poetry reading. Brava! :)
1/1/2021 07:31:33 am
I didn't know you were taking these language lessons, Jone. That is a special challenge for sure! Beautifully done! I've started to receive the cards, too, a blessing in the mail! Thank you, and Happy New Year to you & yours!
1/1/2021 08:51:57 am
Jone, your voice is so beautiful reciting those beautiful words! And I love your necklace too. Thank you for bringing peace to my morning. xo
1/1/2021 10:51:41 am
Lovely poem Jone, sounds so peaceful, thanks for this gift on a very snowy, dark, blustery Chicago day… Happy New Year!
1/1/2021 11:23:17 am
Having lived for five years in Scotland and learned a wee bit of Gaelic myself - just a WEE bit, mind - it was especially lovely to hear you read. Well done to you! Happy Hogmanay!
1/1/2021 03:11:04 pm
Jone, thank you for adding my image poem postcard to your blog today. It is a wonderful project that you started. Loved the video you shared. Enjoy the rest of today's celebration.
1/3/2021 06:45:13 am
Jone, I love seeing/hearing you read your wonderful, heart-felt poem. Thank you :>)
1/3/2021 10:50:15 am
Oh, Jone, you KNOW how this post makes my heart sing!!! LOVED hearing your read your wonderful original poem. It's going to take me a good while to catch up with you, but you are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing both lovely postcards, too, and for organizing the swap - I've received a couple already as well, and just got something I ordered so that I can get mine out. ;0) Bliadhna mhath ùr!
1/5/2021 01:01:50 pm
Jone, it was a joy hearing you recite your new year poem in Gaelic! You are speaking it so well, congratulations. I love your personification in these lines "first full moon/ makes poetry wishes." Thank you for sharing the beautiful postcards from Carol and Mary Lee. Happy New and Healthy 2021;I wish you light, joy, and love.
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