Happy Poetry Friday!
I’ve been mulling over words for a one little word to select for this year. I’ve selected a word, although on my path I came across this poem thinking about one’s one little word… My word is in this poem and I will share it with you sometime in January, after we become more acquainted with each other.
My poem takes the shape of a golden shovel. I am borrowing a line I found and fell in love with while reading Ruth Bowen Hersey’s blog post last week where she took us on a virtual trip to the nourishing Cheekwood Estate & Garden. The line is from Aristotle, “In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous,” Thanks Ruth!
a.k.a. one little word
One little word floats like a feather in
an ocean-filled sea of thousands… Until all
of a sudden, all around it, it senses things
in unique ways. But, it patiently waits of
course for you and your unique nature
to pluck it out, and try it on, here and there,
and everywhere, for just one year… Is
your word-hunt elusive or something
that captures you effortlessly, made of
magic, care, and centering calm—Whatever the
combination it’s surely marvelous!
© 2022 Michelle Kogan
I heard this music on my classical radio station this week and I think it’s marvelous, so I thought I’d share it with you… It’s from the film The Shape of Water, which I saw a while back, and has such an etherial feeling…
My poet friend Carol Varsalona at her blog Beyond Literacy Link is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks for hosting Carol—be sure to stop by!
Sending out more thoughts and prayers for our small planet…
And catch some stars when you can they are wonderful on dark, cold winter nights…