It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Michelle Kogan’s blog to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.
Hello and happy Friday! I joined the Poetry Friday community last July and I had just missed the Summer Poetry Swap. So I have been looking forward to participating for nearly a year and I just sent off my 1st poem.
A word to the person who receives mine: I decided to do a concrete poem, and I hand wrote it. I apologize for my tiny chicken scratch! I do have a digital copy for you as well, so just let me know when you get it (I don’t want to email early and ruin the fun) and I’ll send it your way. I did write my email on the postcard, but I don’t even trust my trying-to-be-neat handwriting. 🙂
I received my first poem of the swap this week and it was from none other than the amazing Tabatha Yeatts. She wrote me a sloth-themed poem and she even put cute sloth tape on the envelope.
by Tabatha Yeatts
A sloth has fur so thick it lends
itself to sheltering small friends
Their shaggy selves might turn pea green
when algae is the friend who’s seen
then they match the leaves they eat
and their homey tree retreat.
Since they create a habitat
for beetles, moths, and things like that,
though people say they’re solitary,
you might want to say “Not very!”
I loved her poem not only because it has to do with sloths, but she also included a little note about the community connection to our Poetry Friday community. She did say, though, that “that makes poetry the sloth and we’re the bugs.” That image makes me smile. Thank you, Tabatha.