August 7, 2015

Poetry Friday--Swappin' Part 2

Last Friday I shared the three poems I received in the 2015 Summer Poem Swap organized by Tabatha Yeatts. Today I'll show you the poems I sent out. There are two more swaps that I will post about at a later date.

The first was created for Buffy Silverman. It was inspired by Buffy's blog banner photo.


For Linda Baie, I wrote a sequence, which was inspired by a photo she had posted on her Facebook page in the autumn of 2014:


Another sequence was written for our fearless swap leader, Tabatha Yeatts. Tabatha always shares wonderful works of art! I thought she might like this painting titled "White Shoes" by Eva Gonzales (1849-1883), a French Impressionist. Tabatha is also this week's Poetry Friday Round-Up host!



Click on the images above to enlarge for easier reading. All poems © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

21 comments:

  1. Lovely! I love the way you have matched something you know about each recipient with an image and your poems. So thoughtful.

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    1. I always try to write something I think will resonate with the recipient, it provides an extra challenge, but a good one.

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  2. The summer poem swap not only rewards us with poems, it pushes us to be worthy with our own poems. Your poems are personal yet universal. I am always inspired by your image selection and poem pairing.

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    1. I sometimes think I'm a little odd, so it's nice to hear that your think my poems are universal. (Check your mailbox some time late next week. ;-) )

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  3. You created lovely works of art for each of us, Diane. I will hang mine up this fall and enjoy it all the more. Our museum has a new exhibition, "Mythological Creatures". Your poem would work well displayed with all the information about the mythical dragons in history.

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    1. Oh, I'd love to see that exhibit. I like writing about imagined creatures and places. A few more such poems can be found here

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  4. Beautiful combinations, Diane. I love the one you made for me.
    I posted about dragonflies earlier this summer! (http://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2015/06/dragons-and-damsels.html)

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    1. I imagine you as one of Eva Gonzales's women--relaxed and enjoying your free time!

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  5. Great minds think alike, Diane--I posted your poem on my blog today. Love how your poems were so well suited for the people you gave them to.

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    1. I was just there! Many thanks, Buffy!

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  6. Delightful. I especially love the shoe haiku. So sweet.

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    1. I like the shoes sequence, too, if only for the comfortability of the shoes themselves.

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  7. Such gorgeous and thoughtful gifts, Diane! My personal favorite is the one you gave Buffy... I was one of those "occasional small child"s.

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    1. When you grow up hearing them called "darning needles," as I did, then a certain amount of small child fear is expected!

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  8. You always pair the best art with your poems (and the best poems with that art)!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Lee! I appreciate hearing you say so.

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    2. I agree with Mary Lee. Great pairing of art and poetry.

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  9. I'm grateful to you, Diane, for inspiring me not just to match art/photos to poems but to combine them. I always enjoy fiddling with size, font, placement, etc to get a good overall effect. My favorite one here is the "White Shoes." Looking forward to one more SumPoSwap!

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    1. I can hardly write a poem now without thinking about how I can illustrate it. I love the process, too!

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  10. Well, I came over here to prove to myself that I had commented on your site - only to find that I can't find my comment! Huh.
    I love the poems you shared today. I like to use photos or art as inspiration. These were beautiful!
    Yes, I did just receive your "Post Card from Maine". That was the comment I was looking for! I thought I'd asked you for permission to post it this coming Friday. But I must have gotten distracted and clicked out of the page before hitting "Publish"! I'm glad you left a comment! I really have to stop getting distracted!

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    1. That's okay, Donna. I do that all the time. I click on "prove you're not a robot," and assume I'm done, when, of course, I still have to hit "publish." I'd be honored if you posted my poem. I look forward to it!

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