Ruth at there is no such thing as a God-forsaken town is hosting us and old school style this morning. Her Ode to Haiti in Autumn is beautiful and poignant with all that is happening in Haiti right now. I pray for peace in Haiti.
The Poetry Sisters invited us to join their challenge for the month of November! Writing an Ode to Autumn. An ode is a lyrical poem, a way of marking an occasion with a song. Whether you choose an irregular ode with no set pattern or rhyme, or the ten-line, three-to-five stanza famed by Homer himself, we hope you’ll join us in singing in the season of leaf-fall and pie, and sharing on November 26th in a blog post and/or on social media with the tag #PoetryPals.
Well, sometimes I miss little details, like this was to be an ode for autumn, not November. Maybe it's because my grandfather always referred to November as the darkest month. And my father agreed with him as Grandfather Mac died in November and my mother, pregnant with my brother was hospitalized with non-paralytic polio. So maybe I was unconsciously look for a way to lift up and light up November. I begin this month with the lighting of white twinkle lights outside. My flameless candles are set to flicker on at sunset (how cool is it that flameless candles can be programmed?)
I've been keeping up with my #gratiku note booking. Last week, I read through my blog to mine words.
Gunpowder grey skies
Pink threading the clouds
Wind blustering more
Leaves and letting go
Darkness and candles
Warming by a fire
November; autumn's hug
© jone rush macculloch
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1 April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing