I'm so happy to host Poetry Friday this week.
A new year, fresh and into the second month already. How does that happen?
Poetry Friday is a weekly happening for all who love poetry, Write it. Read it. Pass it on.
I found my first Poetry Friday post HERE. It was to announce the CYBILS POETRY winner for 2006. The post ran in February 2007. Thirteen years of Poetry Friday for me. Whether you are new to Poetry Friday or have many posts, welcome, welcome.
There were a total of eleven participants for the 2021 New Year Poetry Postcard Exchange.
This week I curated words from all the poems creating a FOUND poem. I hope you will consider joining the exchange in 2022.
Refusing to Wait for Springtime
Minted moon silverdrops, yesterday’s rain,
reflecting an invitation for merrymaking on the icy pond.
Beneath the surface, unseen creatures
busy themselves with an honest day’s work.
Chickadees flying free, blue herons perching
high in a tree watching the morning joy.
© jone rush macculloch (2021 draft)
2/4/2021 05:37:51 pm
Words are a beautiful thing; how they can shine in numerous settings, and make poetry sing. I love how perfectly such varied poetry gifts can be blended into a new and cohesive poem. Lovely work Jone. (And how lovely to reflect back on your Poetry Friday beginnings.) Thanks for hosting us today - and making us feel so welcome.
2/4/2021 05:43:59 pm
Wow! What a wonderful way to spend Fridays for thirteen years. I so enjoy Poetry Friday and the readers, writers and passers-on of poems. Thank you for hosting this week. Your photo from the refuge is beautiful...as well as the found poem from your poetree. Have fun making the rounds and thanks for thinking of us east-coasters. You are a sweetie!
2/4/2021 05:53:39 pm
Perfect last line, Jone--beautiful. Thank you for your delicious photos, for opening the door and welcoming us in, and for hosting today :-)
2/4/2021 05:57:09 pm
PS: my post goes live Friday morning
Matt Forrest Esenwine
2/4/2021 06:01:05 pm
Happy 15th anniversary, Jone! I love those "Minted moon silverdrops"...beautiful imagery. (and t thanks for hosting)
2/4/2021 06:06:22 pm
Congratulations on 13 years of Poetry Friday! I'm so grateful for this supportive, inspiring community! Thank you for hosting today, Jone, and reminding us to watch "the morning joy." I also love those "minted moon silverdrops."
2/4/2021 06:07:03 pm
Your wildlife image is gorgeous Jone! Isn't nature inspiring–especially how that ring of ice or snow is sitting so perfectly around those trees, and then your trained eye capturing it all for us! I also love your Poetree-it's very sculptural.
2/4/2021 06:20:55 pm
Thanks for hosting this week, Jone. The birds, the movement in that last poem make me think signs of spring will be here soon.
2/4/2021 06:31:36 pm
Hi Jone! Thank you for hosting! :) Glad that the postcard exchange went well. Thank you for the taste of nature!
2/4/2021 06:44:54 pm
Thanks for hosting, Jone. Your history with Poetry Friday is an inspiration, as is your poem. Love the minted moon silver drops... seems just right for those bubbles under the ice. I saw the most fantastic photo of them recently! Anyway, thanks again, all my best to you.
2/4/2021 06:45:43 pm
Congratulations on your poetic longevity with Poetry Friday Jone. Your commitment is commendable. I enjoyed your reimagining of the words from that earlier time. You have gently nested them for all of us to read and appreciate. Thank you also for hosting this week's gathering.
2/4/2021 07:18:23 pm
I think I've been participating in Poetry Friday since about 2007, too, Jone, but I can't pinpoint my first post. It would be fun to hunt it down. :) So many wonderful years! Your poem today has me longing for spring. Thanks for hosting!
2/4/2021 07:18:54 pm
'Minted moon silverdrops' - those words set the tone for what was a beautiful found poem. Thank you for celebrating your 13 years with this poem and the roundup too.
2/4/2021 07:23:08 pm
Congrats on so many years of Poetry Friday posts, Jone! Enjoyed your found poem. Thanks for hosting!
2/4/2021 07:26:13 pm
Lovely, Jone! Thanks so much for coordinating the New Year poem postcard swap. It brought much joy! Thanks for hosting this week, too. (I didn't have my act together to fashion a post today, but I'm blowing virtual PF kisses to all.)
2/4/2021 08:46:54 pm
What a beautiful thank you to all your postcard goodness, Jone, poem & "poetree"! Happy Blogiversary to you. I really missed the poetry Cybil's this year! Thanks for hosting!
2/4/2021 09:31:44 pm
Thank you so much for hosting. Love seeing those postcards. Our postal system here in the United Arab Emirates is different. Either we need to have a PO Box (which we have to pay for) or we have it delivered to our home (only if there is a tracking number) for a fee as well. Hence, receiving postcards or anything else via snail mail is quite rare now. Unless it is through Aramex or DHL with tracking numbers and so forth. Enjoy the postcards! :) Have a great weekend ahead.
2/5/2021 02:53:36 am
Thank you for hosting, Jone! And thank you for sharing your postcard found poetry bounty. If high postal rates and unreliable mail delivery weren't hallmarks of the Swiss postal system, I'd like to participate. Maybe things will smooth out in 2022... :)
2/5/2021 09:03:52 am
So for some reason my Mr Linky link is not coming through. I think I am #23...
2/5/2021 09:25:02 am
Could you try redoing it and leave #23 blank?
2/5/2021 03:54:41 am
Jone, your starting quote, "Poetry Friday is a weekly happening for all who love poetry, Write it. Read it. Pass it on." is one to keep with my Poetry Friday quotes and to reuse. Thank you for hosting and sharing your Poetree. It is delightful to see all the wonderful postcards all together. I added the wrong post for Poetry Friday and realized this when I woke this morning so I corrected it.
2/5/2021 03:58:23 am
Jone, I forgot to add that your poem created with snippets of the poems on the poetree is lovely and I would really like you offered it for my WintersEmbrace2021 Gallery (with the photo you took). Let me know if your would like to add this combination as part of the collection. I await your thoughts.
2/5/2021 03:55:11 am
I want to steal your poem tree idea. I never know quite how to display these beautiful cards. Love your found poem. It feels like a new poem, yet connected to all of us postcard poets. Thanks!
2/5/2021 03:58:34 am
It's such a lovely gesture of gratitude to mix and mingle everyone's gifts into something shiny and new! I love that 2nd stanza. Thanks for hosting, Jone!
2/5/2021 04:41:58 am
Dear Jone, how sweet is you poetree?? I love it. And thank you for 13 years of Poetry Friday! (I need to go back and see when I first joined... long after you!) Thank you for hosting, too. xo
2/5/2021 05:14:55 am
I love your poetree and the lovely found poem you created from the poetry postcards. I missed the sign up this year, but am looking forward to taking part again next year! Thank you for hosting today and organizing a bit of cheer to start of the new year.
2/5/2021 05:29:00 am
Hi dear Jone!
2/5/2021 06:32:45 am
Your poem inspired me to find some joy in my surroundings after a huge snowstorm. Thank you for sharing and hosting!
2/5/2021 09:19:53 am
Wow! Love the photos, Jone! Thank you for hosting. I am intrigued at the idea of the Poetry Exchange. I will definitely keep that in mind for next year! Congratulations on so many years of Poetry Friday, as well! That is a great accomplishment!
2/5/2021 10:24:29 am
Your poetree is a lovely idea and a tribute to all. What a delightful gathering in the words of your poem of merrymakers, workers and chickadees flying over to be part of the joy. Thank you for hosting today and for organizing the postcard event. It was fun.
2/5/2021 10:33:10 am
Jone and all... check out these bubbles! https://mymodernmet.com/ice-bubbles-lake-nukabira-hokkaido-japan/
2/5/2021 08:04:43 pm
That is just gorgeous, Jone--especially the "Minted moon silverdrops." So many lovely images in your found poem! Thank you so much for hosting!
2/5/2021 08:24:59 pm
Jone, I love your Poetree and your found poem. That's amazing that you've been doing this for 13 years. I'm going into year 3, I think. What an awesome group. And thanks for hosting this week.
2/6/2021 06:27:01 am
Dear Jone: That busy joy of birds - refusing to wait for springtime, indeed! I could say so much about the sheer beauty of your poem - the silvery colors, the sense of unseen creatures doing their honest day's work ... your verse and lyrical phrasing stir the heart with promise, much as nature's industry, even in winter. I am amazed by 13 years of Poetry Friday; I think I may be nearing the one-year mark, so still a newbie - but thank you for being one of the great, welcoming inspirations. So grateful.
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