Sunday, March 10, 2019
Poetry Pantry #442
This winter has been a long one for so many of you. I thought you might enjoy watching these flowers coming alive, in hopes you will soon be seeing some outside your window.
We started off last week with a bang. Many of you seemed to really enjoy the opportunity to share some prose writing. Your responses were wonderful. I think we can safely say Telling Tales with Magaly is a resounding success. I look forward to this feature at the beginning of every month. Thanks so much, Magaly, for bringing your wonderful energy to us; it felt a bit like you applied some CPR and livened us right up. Smiles.
On Friday, Rosemary featured a colleague of hers, Liz Hall-Downs, in her Thought Provokers column. Ms Hall-Downs has a series of poems, written earlier, that are suddenly topical due to the "Me Too" movement. Do scroll back, if you missed Rosemary's column. It is indeed thought provoking, and there's a link to the series of poems as well.
This Monday, we offer important poems by Brendan MacOdrum and Priscilla King, that very movingly address the issue of the children held in detention at the southern border of the U.S. We think they will touch your heart.
At Midweek Motif this week, Sumana will offer the prompt: Neighbors. We are all neighbors, in these times of global connection, I think.
For now, the coffee's on, and cinnamon buns are warm and waiting. Let's dive into the Pantry and see what goodies await.