Happy Poetry Friday!
Here’s to a New Year and a New first poem…
My tanka poem was inspired by Margaret Simon’s This Photo Wants to Be A Poem, post this week, thanks Margaret and for the photo too! Stop by Margaret’s post for additional poems inspired by the lovely “Mossy branch!”
Tendrils of mossy
greenness meander amongst
morning dewdrops and
sparkles for our new year!
© 2022 Michelle Kogan draft
Here’s the beginning of a poem I liked reading this week from the Poetry Foundation. It’s by Bert Meyers, a poet who is new to me and whom I would enjoy reading more of.
by Bert Meyers
I earn a living
and I have a family
but to tell the truth
I’m a wild olive tree
I like cognac
and a proud Jewish song
I live wherever
I don’t belong
Read the rest of the poem here.
Catherine Flynn at her blog Reading to the Core is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Catherine! Catherine is sharing a poem from her poetry group the Inkling’s that began from the idea about Change and transformed from there… Be sure to stop by!
And as for me, I will be almost invisible this weekend as I mentioned last week I’m teaching a 2-weekend Color Theory class starting tomorrow night…
I love those celebratory sparkles for the new year!
Thanks for sharing this sweet sparkly poem. Happy New Year! I wish I could take your art class.
Happy New Year, Michelle. I love the sparkles in your poem and in the photo! Thanks for the 2nd poem, too, a contradictory outlook that seems very honest! Enjoy your class!
Here’s to a sparkling new year! Enjoy the class.
Happy New Year and Happy Teaching!
Michelle, I did not think you would have time to join Poetry Friday this week so I am delighted to read your post. Your short poem is full of sparkle and I did enjoy the last poem. I have never read this author’s work before. Have a great class.
How lovely that moss branch in all its sparkly goodness. Tanka looks good with that photo. ‘Signature’ is good. I love how it’s thoughtful without any fancy words…just bare bones good philosophy. I’d love to read more of this poet too. If you find more of his work, please share!
What a joyful sparkler, your poem paired with the photo! And thank you for sharing Bert Meyers! I look forward to more of his words.
This: spew celebratory sparkles. I love the photo. Happy New Year.
I really enjoyed the word choice in your tanka. Best of luck with your class !
Oooh. I love your mossy celebrations, Michelle. Hoping classes have been fun/rewarding/inspiring! Sharing passion is a beautiful feeling.
Thank you for sharing your “celebratory sparkles,” Michelle! Happy New Year!
I like spewing sparkles, Michelle–I hope your new year has plenty of sparkles!