Thanks to Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink for hosting Poetry Friday today.
I was fortunate to read several Ursala Le Guin books throughout my career; THE LEFTHAND OF DARKNESS, THE EARTHSEA WIZARD, and CATWINGS (an elementary school favorite with my students). I’m not a fan of fantasy or sci-fi but I enjoyed those books (this is really odd because as a young teen I loved THE HOBBIT and LOTR).
In 2012, my husband and I had the opportunity to hear Ursula LeGuin read from her new anthology, FINDING MY ELEGY.
Her poems can be used as mentor poems. And while it’s been a while since I’ve read the collection, it was my bookcase I went to upon hearing about her passing.
Inside was this, given to each guest at the reading,
So today, to remember her and her body of work, I used this poem as a found fib poem.
Hour of Change
full of flooding wind
storming branches, the rain advances
a thud of thunder going down?
sound of the untime
©jone rush macculloch
RIP, Ursula LeGuin, you’ll be missed.
Serendipity met you on your bookshelf, what a treasure to find her poem there! I like the fib you created out of her poem–a tribute poem to Ursula Le Guin and meaningful to you, thanks!
What a beautiful tribute. I love what you did with turning to her poetry and creating something new from it.
Such a touching remembrance – the poem handed out only a few years ago, and your poetic response to it. Many thanks for sharing, Jone.
Daphne? That’s a word and not just a girl’s name? Where’s my dictionary? Thanks for sharing Le Guin’s poem and your response! Thanks also, for the reminder about Catwings. I’d forgotten about that tiny little illustrated book.
Daphne is a sweet smelling flower.
I join everyone else in saying how much I loved what you did with LeGuin’s poem, how honored it and drew out its essence. Thank you.
Such a fitting tribute, Jone, in the hour of her change from here to gone.
What I was feeling.
Love the way you did such a gentle and creative “blackout.”
I love how you honored Ursula by finding a poem in her poem. I am reading this on a stormy morning, thinking of lifting a line to write.
The GatheringBooks ladies are also devastated by LeGuin’s loss – Iphigene just posted a tribute to her today. Sigh. Thank you for sharing this.
Jone, I was just listening to Ursula LeGuin’s speech and now I am here once again thinking about her. You found poem is wonderful mathematical and literacy sequence of thought.
Jone, that is a remarkable tribute. Thank you. I love what you did with the poem text. I don’t this author. But, the number of people touched by her passing makes me know I need to find some more of her work. Your post is my first step.