Friday, July 20, 2012

Catching up with the summer poem exchange

When I compare this summer's business with last summer, when I was unemployed and recovering from knee surgery that restricted me from any driving for two months, I am absolutely amazed at how full life is. I love my job as a college librarian in the city. The boys are in camp and summer school and full of energy and ideas. There is almost no time to catch a breath - but I am determined to find places to slow down and focus on floating.

Back in June I signed up (impulsively) for Tabatha Yeatt's brilliant poem swap project. It sounded like fun and I thought maybe it would keep me on a creative roll. Problem was I put it on my To Do list and promptly lost track. I've been getting wonderful poems from really lovely poets and I have been meaning to get back to them with my own.... but life keeps happening too fast!

Today my goal was to catch up. I have a stack of photos and poems that I've never finished polishing or send off, so that's where I spent my morning. I've had such a wonderful time with old fashioned cut and paste. The floor and table are scattered with scraps, scribbles and elementary school art supplies. I'm walking to the post office as soon as I finish blogging. YAY!

Here's the poem I'm sending off to Tabatha:


rose unfolds
cool morning breeze
the flaming
vortex of summer
pause to
take it in
today's delight

Andromeda Jazmon

Thanks so much for a wonderful summer of poems in my mailbox! I apologize for being late with mine but they are on their way today! We definitely need to do this more often. Today's Friday Poetry Roundup is at A Teaching Life. Enjoy!