Poetry Friday: Poetry Winter Swap
.Our Poetry Friday community has many ways to connect; every Friday here, poetry collectives that share monthly challenges, the upcoming New Year's Poem Postcard sendoff, and Tabatha Yeatts' summer and Winter Poetry Swap.
This week a package arrive from the east coast and my Winter Swap partner was revealed. Thank you, Heidi Mordhorst, for this thoughtful poem, "Under her Tree." It could be a bio-poem about what I care about. "You'll find" is a terrific repeating line. She used a photo recently took from Astoria for my trees, don't you love the stars? I need to up my poetry game fir these swaps after this.
I also learned something about Heidi. I was unaware of this delicious book, PUMPKIN BUTTERFLY; POEMS FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF NATURE by her and illustrated by Jenny Reynish. It's a perfect addition for my poetry mentor books.
I particularly like the poem, "Winter Linens" which is probably perfect for part of the country today and in which I hope to see sometime this winter.
Winter Linens by Heidi Mordhost
just water frozen white
clinging to every leaf and chunk of gravel
lying along every twig and wire
mounding over every stump and silent ball
and in the dawning light
this water frozen white
glows cold and comfort both
as if to step out and lie down in it
to sink into the later that lines the slope of the slide
would be a cozy coming home to bed.
Thank you, Heidi for this wonderful and timely winter swap.
I wonder what others will find under their trees.
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12/18/2020 12:29:24 pm
I need to check out that book. Thanks Jone for sharing it.
12/18/2020 02:56:41 pm
How beautiful and thoughtful and fitting. I love the poem for you about you!
12/18/2020 10:43:15 pm
So much love found "Under the Tree" for you in Heidi's poem. I especially like the "kayaks full of haiku"
12/19/2020 05:58:34 am
Winter Linens... what a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing, Joni. I enjoyed being in Georgia's Poetry Collections class along with you. Wishing you happy holidays!
12/19/2020 08:39:33 am
Hi Jone! What a lovely poem you received! I also love the book suggestion! I'll have to check it out! Thank you!
12/19/2020 01:22:06 pm
Jone, I'm so pleased you're pleased! It was fun to look back through your posts and tweets to put together all those pieces of you that we don't ordinarily see joined up in one place. Thanks for highlighting that "old" poem!
12/19/2020 09:03:25 pm
Jone, Heidi gave you a lovely gift of words and sights-a bio-poem of your delights. . Those stars at the top of trees are thoughtful additions. Thanks for sharing Heidi's poem also.
12/21/2020 09:23:48 pm
Hi Jone, I found you again. Is there a way to sign up for your posts again? I didn't find it. What a special poem, Under Her Tree that Heidi wrote for you about your interests. I love puppy eyes, notebooking and beyond, libraries: little-free, postcards galore, and kayaks full of poems. Love those stars. Thank for sharing Heidi's beautiful Winter Linens poem. I love her imagery and the effect of her repetition. I think I may have seen this book. I have to put it on my list.
12/22/2020 08:49:19 pm
What a lovely gift to receive in the mail! Thanks for sharing it with us. And winter linens is a wonderful poem--I've always found the winter landscape to be magical--and sometimes scary to walk on, too.
12/23/2020 10:34:13 am
Lucky you to have Heidi for a swap partner!
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