Poetry Friday: Summer Poetry From Kat Apel

Thanks to Catherine at Reading to the Core for hosting Poetry Friday this week.

I’m  thrilled to share two poems I received from Kat Apel earlier this month.  They came at a poignant time for me. Kat shares in her note that she wasn’t sure about the first so she wrote the second. I love them both.


Golden Shovel © Kathryn Apel 2018

“I wear a mantra band that says story.” Jone Rush MacCulloch

This spine carries my title; I

am the seed of an idea; wear 

my dust jacket like a 


book lover, word weaver, story seeker; we band

together – family. Write that

on a card, in a heart; it says

we share a story.
Dive In

© Kathryn Apel 2018
plunged into

a well of emotion

that knows

no depth

rush over;

swamped with

cling to 

a lifeline

of stories;

kick out
stroke the page;

words flow …



Thank you, Kat for this wonderful gift.

WINNER, WINNER! Mary Lee Hahn won a copy of New Bridges, Haiku Anthology by the Portland Haiku Group.



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12 Responses to Poetry Friday: Summer Poetry From Kat Apel

  1. Two lovey woven poems filled with stories, life and books, thanks for sharing them both!

  2. laurashovan222 says:

    Kat’s Golden Shovel caught me today. I love the way the book speaks to us in this poem.

  3. Sally Murphy says:

    Both beautiful poems – from a beautiful Kat!

  4. katswhiskers says:

    I’m so glad you liked them, Jone. It was a pleasure to write them for you. Hoping you’re enjoying pursuing new interests – and stories!

  5. These are exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

  6. lindabaie says:

    Love ‘this spine carries my title” & then “kick out/stroke the page;” Your life, a poem, Jone. Both lovingly done.

  7. carwilc says:

    I love both of these poems. I hope someday someone describes me as “book lover, word weaver, story seeker.” Can’t wait to see what new stories you uncover in this next chapter of life.

  8. drdavidhrosen says:

    Heartfelt & soul stirring.
    David H.Rosen

  9. This is GREAT! I love the poem and how much Kat tuned into you.

  10. maryleehahn says:

    Yay! I can’t wait to dive into the book of haiku!

    What great gifts you received!

  11. Tabatha says:

    I would like being “the seed of an idea.” So much potential! ❤ sharing a story, and kicking out, stroking the page! Such fresh imagery.

  12. Tara Smith says:

    Lovely poems, both, but the first seems to really speak of you, Jone: “book lover, word weaver, story seeker”.

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