January 10, 2014
Poetry Friday--"Seasonally Affected"
Link on the poem for a clearer look. © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. "After the Snowfall" by Jonas Lie (1908), courtesy The Athenaeum.
A little bit of background: last month I was fortunate enough to be the winner of a copy of O, What a Luxury by Garrison Keillor at Keri Recommends. I commented on one of Keri Collins Lewis's posts when she was running a give-away and my name was selected. Keri and I had a little back-and-forth correspondence as a result. Here in NH we were in the middle of a snowstorm and Keri comes from snowless Mississippi, so I wrote a poem for her, which I posted here. Keri also said, "Make a snow angel for me!" To which I replied that if ever I got down, I'd never be able to get up. She wrote back, "I can see you so clearly, casting about in the snow after making an angel, looking for a different kind of angel to come and help you up!" I only wish that image had been the one that took over, but it didn't, as you can see from the results above. So, although Keri should have this poem dedicated to her, I won't because the poem is a wee bit depressing!
I don't stay blue for long--I think creativity takes the blues and changes them into colors with which to paint, at least it does for me.
Donna at Mainely Write is this Friday's Round-Up host. Dress warmly before heading out!