Poetry Friday: Greeting the New Year with a Winter Swap

Happy New Year. Thanks to Sylvia at Poetry for Children who has her annual Sneak Peek for what’s coming in 2019 for children’s/YA poetry.

In this poetry community, we have a lot of opportunities to share poetry. In mid-autumn, Tabatha offer up an opportunity for a Winter Poetry Swap. I was lucky enough to have this arrive from Michelle Kogan in the mail early December.

It sat under my tree all month. As I was taking down the holidays, I realized I had been remiss in sharing this gorgeous poem with our poetry community.

This was what arrived…bookmarks, a beautiful print and poem about sparrows. (They frequent my deck), and a small notebook (which I always am in need).

Sparrow’s Warning

for Jone

Sparrow

extended effortlessly

wanders, waits, warns

human’s hostage world habitat

shrinking, shriveling – SAVE

helpless, dependent

species

© 2018 Michelle Kogan

Thank you, Michelle.

Response is to Sparrow’s Warning

foraging on the deck
hop, hop, hop
seeds scatter
a small gesture
for these winged friends

© jone rush macculloch

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8 Responses to Poetry Friday: Greeting the New Year with a Winter Swap

  1. cvarsalona says:

    Michelle’s work is always lovely, Jone. Thanks for sharing the beauty of what she does and also your response to her work.

  2. Kay Mcgriff says:

    These are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them.

  3. jeanjames says:

    Both the poem and the artwork are just lovely.

  4. Beautiful poems and art! Yes, even the sparrows can delight!

  5. Tabatha says:

    Delightful! Beautiful colors and sentiment.

  6. Michelle Kogan says:

    Glad you are enjoying all Jone, and thanks for sharing them! I think Kat is correct, we complement each other. Thanks for the response poem–you’ve captured the sparrows well!

  7. katswhiskers says:

    How gorgeous is that sparrow print? The brown and the startling blue. You and Michelle have teamed up for a lovely poetic duo.

  8. lindabaie says:

    I had the lovely surprise of a swap from Michelle this past year, too, Jone. The sparrow poem and art are gorgeous, those small birds in need, and your response, delightful as are the sparrows.

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