Thanks to Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect for hosting Poetry Friday this week.
The light of the poetry world dimmed with the passing of Mary Oliver. I offer this in response to the poem, Meadowlark, I found in her book, FELICITY.
Her poems begins:
Has anyone seen the meadowlark?
I’ve been looking for probably
forty years now
In April, I saw the meadowlark…for you, Mary, may their songs be with you on your next journey.
There is no better tribute than one poem leading to another. And what a beautiful photograph to go with it!
I love poems that speak in response to other poems. Perfect sharing for today, Jone.
Exceptional tribute, Jone! I have been graced with having witnessed the signing of the meadowlark. It’s just the way you’ve described it!
Beautiful tribute. As I just wrote to Amy LV, I am crying my way through the tributes on blogs and social media. Yours squeezed my heart so hard. And your photo. Wow.
Love your photo and poem, Jone. Wonderful way to start the weekend. Beautiful capture in words and image.
Wonderful photo and poem, Jone. I love the imagery of singing with out hearts open.
Oliver was all about singing at daybreak, wasn’t she. Such a loss.
It is so wonderful when you can provide a tribute in poetic form, Jone. Your words will sing on just like the meadowlark reminding us of the long-reaching power of Mary Oliver’s words.
The meadowlarks in the wetlands near our school were a joy to hear each morning I went to work. This is a wonderful tribute to Mary Oliver, written to her words, captured just for her. Thank you!
Beautiful and fitting, Jone — the photo and the sentiment.
Look at the feather’s under her beak! Wish I could hear the song too!
I am thrilled to have caught that grace note of a photo.