Poetry Friday: Thankful and Looking Ahead


I’m giving thanks to Rebecca at Sloth Reads for hosting our Poetry Friday this week.  And next week, many of us may be stuffed to the gills with the holiday trimmings.  I, for one, will be getting the house decorated for the holidays.  Which got me thinking…

This December will the fourth year in which I have participated with those who write haiku for December.  This POST explains the first one in December 2016.  

So…

This year I engaged with the #inktober and #poemtober. I enjoyed it so that I wondered about a word list for December for haiku and little drawings.  I’ve started compiling words but love to add on for at least 31 days. Do you have a word?  Leave it in the comments and I will add to the bank.

In 2016 and 2017 with had #haikuforhealing.  In 2018 we had #haikuforhope. She we keep or change?

Did you know there are 40 days until this decade ends? How about starting the new decade with New Year Postcard? In Japan, it’s called Nengajo, a Japanese custom of ushering in the new year. 

We almost have 10 participants.

How It Works:

  • Choose to send five, ten postcards.
  • Create a postcard:  you can buy a postcard and write a poem on the other side or you can create one postcard to send to everyone (I use Walgreens or Zazzle)
  • Once you get the names, send by January 25, 2020 (beginning of Chinese New Years)
  • If you choose, you can work in the Chinese animal for 2020: The year of the Rat. It is not required.
  • Have fun!

Last year’s postcard.

 

The more the merrier.  Sign up today.

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Poetry Friday: Thankful for Many Things

There are many things this month that I am thankful for.  One is the strong Poetry Friday community and   Michelle at Today’s Little Ditty.  She is not only hosting today but she’s also announcing the new 3rd anthology of the The Best of Today’s Little Ditty, 2017-2018. During the summer I have the privilege of reading several poems to include in the anthology.  We have so many talented poets in our community.  It was exciting to hear that my poem, “The Dare” was selected for this book. The third “Best of TLD” collection is available in paperback for $9.95 or as a Kindle ebook for $5.95. Click HERE to purchase at Amazon.com. ( Soon the two avenues for purchasing will be  linked to the same page on Amazon.) Did you know there are47 days until this decade ends? How about starting the new decade with New Year Postcard? In Japan, it’s called Nengajo, a Japanese custom of ushering in the new year. How It Works:
  • Choose to send five, ten postcards.
  • Create a postcard:  you can buy a postcard and write a poem on the other side or you can create one postcard to send to everyone (I use Walgreens or Zazzle)
  • Once you get the names, send by January 25, 2020 (beginning of Chinese New Years)
  • If you choose, you can work in the Chinese animal for 2020: The year of the Rat. It is not required.
  • Have fun!

Last year’s postcard.

  The more the merrier.  Sign up today.
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Sunday Solace: Week 46

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Poetry Friday: Coast Haiku and 2020 Postcard Invite

Thank you Irene at Live Your Poem for hosting Poetry Friday this week.


from the cliff
we watch ocean waves
and wonder

© jone rush macculloch (draft 2019)



Did you know there are fifty-five days until this decade ends? How about starting the new decade with New Year Postcard? In Japan, it’s called Nengajo, a Japanese custom of ushering in the new year.

How It Works:

  • Choose to send five, ten postcards.
  • Create a postcard:  you can buy a postcard and write a poem on the other side or you can create one postcard to send to everyone (I use Walgreens or Zazzle)
  • Once you get the names, send by January 25, 2020 (beginning of Chinese New Years)
  • If you choose, you can work in the Chinese animal for 2020: The year of the Rat. It is not required.
  • Have fun!
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Wordless Wednesday: Week 45

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Sunday Solace: Week 45

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Poetry Friday: October Fires

Thanks to Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference for hosting Poetry Friday.

The fires in my childhood home this week led me to this poem. I remember fifty years ago writing for a senior English class about the fires of October.

October

October
Santa Ana winds
blow embers
across hills
Flames surrounding the valley
cause us not to sleep

©jone rush macculloch

News alert: Next week I will have information about the New Year Postcard Exchange.

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