Last week I shared the poems I sent as part of the 2014 Summer Poem Swap. This week, I'll share the poems I received. I'll keep my comments short so you can enjoy the poems! [Note: click on the images to enlarge for easier reading.]
The first poem that arrived was from fellow haiku-ist and cat lover, Robyn Hood Black. With an almost 19 year-old cat, you can imagine how this poem spoke to me.
Robyn also included a little artsyletters something! Many thanks.
The next poem to arrive came on the back of an intriguing postcard sent from Hagerman, Idaho, by Jone MacCulloch.
lines map years of living
youth, childbearing, golden old years
The Doyenne of Swap, Tabatha Yeatts, introduced me to a new-to-me poetic form called a "katauta." Tabatha included an explanation about this Japanese poem, and even directed me to page 196 of Lew Turco's The Book of Forms! Here are Tabatha's interpretations of the katauta:
Donna Smith "hath done yeoman's service" in her swap poem! She pulled words from my blog and created word art to accompany the poem she wrote using those words.
Lastly, Joy Acey sent a whole book of poems she wrote titled, Dog Days of Summer, Too 2014! I'm sure she'll get her wish of a future sale of her fun and/or moving poems!
Again thanks to Tabatha, and to all the gifted poets who participated in the Swap!
Irene at Live Your Poem is playing hostess with the mostess this Friday. Stop by and say "Hi!"
Come back next week when I'll pick up again with my Sketchbook Project poems.
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