October 30, 2014

Poetry Friday--Galway Kinnell, Emily D. and Me

Time to get back to Emily Dickinson inspired haiku, but first, I'd like to note the passing of Galway Kinnell on Tuesday. I remember him fondly as the man whose love of poetry oozed from every pore. I wrote about when I saw him at the Dodge Festival back in 2010.

If you've read any Emily Dickinson at all, you probably picked up on the fact that she was fond of bees.

Photo and haiku © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

I love taking pictures of bees, and I have several of a rather cooperative bee making its way up and down the goldenrod. When I cropped this particular photo, the bee's wings and fuzzy coat really popped out. This haiga is intended for the Ku-dos to Emily project. To learn more about the project, click here and here.

On this All Hallow's Eve, the Poetry Friday Round-Up will be taking place at TeacherDance. I used to sing a little song in story hour about witches dancing--it was always a great hit. I imagine there'll be some witches dancing around the blogosphere today!

Next week, the Round-Up will take place right here! See you next week!

17 comments:

  1. It's quite wonderful that you were able to see Galway Kinnell. I had an assistant a few years ago who shared many of his poems with our students. Before then, I hadn't known very much of him. Your bee picture is dazzling, Diane, and that "state of the yard" is apt, as I watch butterflies flit around assessing, too. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! The bee picture was the result of a lucky happenstance.

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  2. Love your haiga. What a great project.
    Thank you.

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    1. The project will be around for a while...

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  3. Wonderful haiga -- hadn't seen that Emily poem before. Great bee photo too. :)

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    1. Another favorite bee poem by Dickinson begins, To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee...

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  4. Beautiful photograph, Diane. The poems pair very well. My students are working on onomatopoeia. They'll enjoy your haiku!

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  5. That must be a treasured memory, seeing/hearing Galway Kinnell. Sigh.

    Thanks for sharing your bee haiga - & I've always loved that Emily poem. I've noticed the bees buzzing around wild daisies on my walks this week.

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    1. Wild daisies sound nice, I miss wild flowers in the off season. It's going to be a long winter, I think.

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  6. That's a honey of a haiku, Diane. It's especially sweet paired with Emily's poem.

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    1. Thanks, Penny! And congratulations on your upcoming book--it looks great!

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  7. Being that I am a "B", I, too, am fond of bees - and your haiga. Great photo! =)

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    1. I guess that makes me a "D," and the only dee I know is the chickadee, but I'll take it! They have such catchy little songs. And, I already have a chickadee haiga!

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  8. Bees are such great photo subjects.

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    1. They sure are! But, sometimes they move a little too fast for my fingers to click.

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  9. However did you get that picture! Loved the way your poem riffed off of Emily D.

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