November 7, 2013

Ready for the Round-Up?

For those of you who have to be out and about early tomorrow, you can add your Poetry Friday links starting now.

Here's a little poem to get us going:
A "Duh" Forty Years in the Making

I don't know what
made me think of
this yesterday, but
I remembered when a
nun told me, "You look
good in black & white."
How pleased I was
that she saw me as
enchanting as the black
& white dress I often
wore made me feel.
Here's where the "duh"
comes in--it took me 40
years to realize that
maybe she had been
trying to recruit me.

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Let the Poetry Friday Round-Up begin!


  1. Fun poem, Diane! Thanks for hosting us.

    Today I have an original poem at Crackles of Speech called "Snapping Turtle:

  2. I am laughing about your "duh" moment. I hope others smile when they read Ava Leavell Haymon's work on my site today. She is the Louisiana Poet Laureate for 2013 and she is coming to town to rea next weekend. Here's a preview:

  3. That is a funny realization! I was 24 and in Rome before I saw a nun wearing a black and white habit. I was so amazed that I had to snap a photo - surreptitiously of course!

    My Poetry Friday link features an ekphrastic poem about "spilled paint" inspired by a trip to the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden.

    Thank you for hosting!

  4. That's quite a "duh" moment. :)

    This week I reviewed Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy:

    (My link goes live at 6 a.m. EST)

    Thanks for hosting, Diane. Have a nice weekend. You'll be wearing black and white I hope. :)

  5. Ha! Well, hindsight is 20/20:>) Funny.

    I'm in with "Sleep Charm," from Joyce Sidman's lovely new collection, What the Heart Knows.

  6. Oops--it's at

  7. Hi, Diane - Enjoyed your black and white realization! ;0)

    I'm thrilled you're hosting today, because I'm kicking off a series ("We Haiku Here") featuring haiku poets from the Southeast - the speakers from our recent HSA SE Region Haikufest in Atlanta. First up today: Curtis Dunlap.

  8. Sounds like a valid conspiracy theory to me... good thing the brainwashing didn't take hold! At Today's Little Ditty I have a tribute to poet/musician Joni Mitchell. Post will go live at 12:30 am.

  9. Darling Diane! Love this adult awareness. There have been so many moments of "duh" for me...all alone and blushing at the realization...

    TeachingAuthors is in today with a discussion and original poem asking: are you a Plotter or a Pantser?

  10. Oops--forgot to say that our link goes live in the wee hours of Friday morn...

  11. Thanks for hosting, Diane! I think we've all had those 'duh' moments - although not all have been that funny! I'm also in a nostalgic mood, so to speak, and my post goes live just after midnight:…f-the-falconer

  12. Thanks, Diane. We're listening to "The Ubiquitous Barking Dogs" at the FATHER GOOSE Blog and dreaming "Fish Dreams" at the BALD EGO blog

  13. Do you really think she meant it that way? What a funny memory & love that you turned it into a poem. Thanks for hosting Diane. I'm sharing a review of one of the Cybil's nominees in poetry.

  14. Thanks for hosting, Diane! I always enjoy your various blogs linked on Poetry Friday, and your haiga, haiku, tanka etc. and the way you team them with visuals. My contribution is one of the poems I wrote for the November Poem-A-Day Challenge: The Custodian.

  15. Thanks for hosting, Diane. Isn't it funny how memories come back and we interpret them differently? My poem was inspired by the first snow fall of the year.

  16. Cute poem, Diane. Thanks for the laugh.

    I have a funny memory about nuns, which I'm saving for a suitable short story or novel. (Yes, nuns, and I'm Jewish.) :-)

    1. Barb, let us know when your story/novel is published. I love nun stories.