Poetry Friday: Summer Swap Goodness


Thanks to Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone for hosting Poetry Friday this week.

Today I offer two poems from my wonderful poetry swappers.  The first is from Iphigene.  I loved his she took the time to read my blog and  wrote a poem largely based on my Thumbprint poem back in May.


That last stanza…swoon.  I am thinking of a potential GOLDEN SHOVEL.

And this painting is Iphigene’s version of a Wordless Wednesday.

She has given me an idea for expanding Wordless Wednesday with art.  Thank you Iphigene for sharing your words and art with me.

This week the mail brought me a collection of haiku/haiga from Liz Steinglass.  Earlier this year, Liz won an award for her haiku.


Thank you, Liz, for such a wonderful offering.  I bet the bees and the birds love these echinacea.

Next week, Christie Wyman at Wandering and Wondering will host with a bird challenge.  I am looking forward to sharing.


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13 Responses to Poetry Friday: Summer Swap Goodness

  1. cvarsalona says:

    What a great pairing of poetry gifts, Jone. Iphigene’s poem is one to be read again and again and find different meanings or deeper meanings each time. Liz’s image poem is filled with delicate wording bringing to mind a tranquil world. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Donna Smith says:

    Liz’s and Iphogene’s pictures go so nicely together – like they were having the same thoughts that moment. another beautiful post made possible by the generosity and luminosity of poets!

  3. Wow – both gifts are treasures from two of my favorite writers! Thanks so much for sharing, Jone. Exquisite stuff.

  4. That last line is very golden-shovel worthy. I hope you swing it. The swap is such fun. Dancing on my toes, wondering when my second will come…. 🙂

  5. Kay Mcgriff says:

    I love seeing the poetry and creativity through the poetry swap. These are just lovely.

  6. margaretsmn says:

    What wonderful poetic gifts! I agree about Iphigene’s last stanza. I think it needs to be on a poster in my classroom. I am also drawn to Liz’s haiku with the echinacea rocking. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us.

  7. Hi Jone,
    Writing poems for this swap was a challenge. I’m just glad you liked it. And i like how liz’s photo and haikus sort of match the artwork I sent. Loved the images the haiku’s conjure in my head. Can’t wait to see the golden shovel on the last line.

  8. Tabatha says:

    I like those words lined up like royal guards! And Liz’s haiku/photo are so beautifully serene. *happy sigh*

  9. Liz Steinglass says:

    Thank you for sharing! I am so happy to share the page with Iphigene’s beautiful ode to readers. Happy Summer Swap!

  10. mbhmaine says:

    Iphigene’s shared poems have been fabulous from week to week. Personal and yet universal. This is another stellar example from start to finish–and wow! What a finish! I also love Liz’s haiku and how she grouped them in the photo. What a lovely week you’ve had!

  11. maryleehahn says:

    Oh, yeah. We’re going to see that last stanza as a Golden Shovel for sure!!

  12. I think Iphigene’s entire poem is gorgeous–lovey layering and weaving for love of books! I like her wordless Wednesday painting too. Thanks also for sharing the rich haikus by Liz!

  13. I agree…that last stanza…I think I want to make that my e-mail tag-line. It’s gorgeous!

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