Friday, August 14, 2009

Poetry Friday is here today!!

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planting pinks
purple salvia, cat mint -
resting in lilies

-Andromeda Jazmon

I've been working in the garden a lot this past month. Usually by July I've given up on it and retreated to the cool of air conditioning, but this year it's been so cool and rainy I am still in planting mode. I keep trimming things back and adding new plants. It's a relief sometimes I sit back and rest my gaze on the old familiar perennials that come back year after year... like the day lilies that were here when I bought the house. There is no orange and gold like theirs in the late afternoon sun... Hope you have a peaceful corner such as this.

I am hosting Friday Poetry today, the weekly roundup of all things poetic in the blogosphere. Anyone can join in by linking to your post about poetry. I have unfortunately come down with Lyme disease and will probably be spending a good deal of the day visiting doctors, so I won't be able to update through out the day. Please leave your link in the Mr. Linky here and come back to click on everyone else's contribution. Be sure to put your name or blog name as well as the poet or poem title in Mr. Linky, along with the URL of your post, so everyone gets a clue about what you are sharing.

Here's what we have so far:

1. Semicolon (The King of Love My Shepherd Is)
3. The Write Sisters (4 Tanka by Ono no Komachi)
4. Mother Reader (Sand Art video)
5. Kelly Fineman (Instructions by Neil Gaiman)
7. Julie Larios [Touriste]
8. Tabatha (The Vampire Nosferatu)
9. Tricia (August by Elise Partridge)
11. Laura Salas (2 original poems)
12. Laura Salas ( Trapped in a Tree)
13. Janet (Wendy Cope, " Being Boring")
14. Mary Lee (best wishes for back- to- school)
15. Shelf Elf (The Chairs that No On Sits In)
16. Diane Mayr (looks at the Poetry Home Repair Manual)
17. Kurious Kitty (Vermont Afternoons with Robert Frost)
18. Tanita - on bears and fat
20. Linda (original poem)
21. Poem by April Halprin Wayland--( This Empty Space)
22. Laura Shovan (Alexie's " How to Write the Great American Indian Novel"
23. Just One More Book! Podcast (Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper)
24. Jules -- A friend's poetry
25. The Stenhouse Blog (The Circle of Summer)
26. jama rattigan (White Rabbit by Grace Slick)
27. Father Goose
28. Sally at Paper Tigers
29. Beth at Stone Arch Books (Infant Joy - William Blake)
30. Sylvia (Capstone rainforest poetry)
31. Susan (Hush by Mingfo Ho)
32. Wild Rose Reader (Bridge Banter: An Original Fairy Tale Poem)
33. Political Verses (Glenn Beck Revisited)
34. Tiel Aisha Ansari
35. readertotz (A Star)
36. Lorie Ann Grover (Hair Today)
37. Little Willow - The Web of Eros by Edith Sitwell
38. Ms Mac (poetry book study)
39. Martha Calderaro (original kids' poem: " High Tide")
40. Karen Edmisten
41. Liz in Ink (with excerpts from All the World)

To add your post click the Mr. Linky icon above this list and put your name & URL in the form in the new window that opens.

Thank you all for your well wishes. I wasn't able to get to the specialist today, because they are so busy they couldn't fit me in. I am looking at a long weekend of painful headaches unless I take the Rx pain-killer that makes me woozy. What a choice, eh? Prayers are appreciated!!


Sherry said...

Thanks for hosting. I'm sorry about the Lyme disease. A friend of mine is dealing with this disease, and it's not fun.

Barbara said...

Sorry about the double post in Mr.Linky. Numbers 2 and 3 are the same. I didn't know how to delete #2.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting, Andi. I sure hope you're feeling better!

Julie said...

Apologies from me, too, about the double posting - I always forget how Mr. Linky works! Hope the doctor visits go well.

Tabatha said...

Just wanted to wish you luck today. Hope your visits go well and your Lyme disease is mild. Also, thanks for hosting.

laurasalas said...

Thanks, andi, for hosting. Beautiful photo!

Hope your appts go well. We have five dr's appts scheduled for next week. I wish I could just hibernate through the week!

Tricia said...

I hope the new antibiotics are working and that you're feeling much better soon. Thanks for hosting!

Janet said...

So sorry about the Lyme disease. Hope you find relief soon...

Mary Lee said...

Lyme disease?!?! YUCK! So sorry to hear that you've got to deal with that. I hope you feel much better soon!

tanita✿davis said...

Thanks for hosting, and I hope you feel better, Andi. I'm so sorry you're feeling so bad.

Carmela Martino said...

Sorry--I've never used Mr. Linky before and ended up double-posting. Couldn't see how to delete the link either.

Thanks for the beautiful photo, and for hosting. So sorry about the Lyme Disease.

Author Amok said...

Good luck at the doctor today. Thanks for hosting & hang in there. Love the ominous last line of your poem, BTW.

Lone Star Ma said...

Good luck at the doctor. I'm sorry about the Lyme Disease and hope you feel better.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

What a gorgeous photo, as always.

I'm so sorry to hear you have Lyme disease. Please take care, and get lots of rest.

Thanks for hosting...

jama said...

Gorgeous photo and poem!

Sorry to hear about the Lime Disease! Feel better soon.

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you so much for hosting today. Sorry to hear of your battle with Lyme Disease. Please keep us posted on your progress.

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks for hosting. Hang in there as you cope with Lyme disease. We're all wishing you well.

Color Online said...

Hi Andi,

Thanks for hosting.

Affirming your whole and perfect health.

Elaine Magliaro said...


So sorry to hear about the Lyme disease. Take care of yourself. My niece's husband got it a couple of years ago. He caught it quickly and got treated.

Thanks so much for doing the roundup this week.

At Wild Rose Reader, I have an original fairy tale poem--which is in the form of a conversation between the Third Billy Goat Gruff and the Troll.

At Political Verses, I have a post and poem about Glenn Beck, which includes a link to a segment about Glenn Beck on The Colbert Report.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thinking of you, Andromeda. Here's to good treatment!

jone said...

Lyme disease! My hisband suffered it, awful! Lots of rest,indeed. I am so sorry. Your photo and haiku are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting! Poor you on the Lyme :-( Hope you're doing well soon!

Sally said...

I'm in with a post on poet John Betjeman for PaperTigers. Hope you're feeling well soon.

Liz in Ink said...

Thanks for hosting, Andi -- I can't believe you're doing this so I'm hoping it means your headaches are better???

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Ever-darker summernight sky on my mind, and Eve Merriam's The New Moon to enjoy. Also a book promotion progress report...Thanks, Andi.

BookChook said...

My best wishes and thanks, too.

Percy Bisque Silley said...

Madam, may I humbly suggest improvements:

planting piquant pinks
salvos of purple salvia,
montage of cat mint -
resting undulating in lilies
salivating lazily.

Keep trying – you shall get the hang of it yet!


Percy Bisque Silley (Knighted)

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