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 Jone Rush MacCulloch’s blog to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.
Hello friends! It has been forever since I have participated in Poetry Friday. At the start of the pandemic, I was so optimistic about all the wonderful creating I would get done being cooped up inside with my family. Instead, the total opposite happened. And that is with my family being in the best case scenario–we haven’t gotten sick, my husband has been able to continue to work remotely and my daughter adjusted to online school well. It really just kind of sucker punched me. And I’ve felt guilty because we’ve been able to cope relatively well.
I was so incredibly grateful when Tabatha reached out and asked if I wanted to participate in the summer poetry swap. It brought me so much joy to do something a little creative. I am so sorry that I am just now sharing these wonderful swaps. Both Kat’s and Tabatha’s swaps were rays of sunshine when I just felt like wallowing with my rain clouds.
I was excited by Tabatha’s optional prompt “In case of Sparkle” and her extra optional prompt to do a zine. It had been awhile since I had done one, and it so much fun!
In an effort to get back into the swing of writing poetry and just being creative, I’ve decided to do Poemtober again this year! A few years back, I combined Poemtober with Inktober and I hope to do the same thing again. One of the magical things for me is that, because I do not consider myself a great artist, there is little stress involved in creating these daily drawings and poems. There’s no pressure because I don’t have to live up to some imaginary standard I’ve built for myself. Below are the words I’m planning on using for my poem inspirations.