Thanks to Kat at Kathryn Apel for hosting our fab poetry community this week.
What a week! I arrived home from California to find this book gift in my mailbox.
Thank you, Amy VanDerwater for this treasure trove!
Then yesterday, my mailbox gifted me twice. First was a Summer Poetry Swap from Margaret Simon. I sent her a poem one of the poems in my Secret Canyon series which she posted HERE.
Margaret took my image from a recent Sunday Solace, wrote a haiku, and then created a wooden plaque for me. I am honored that she saw a haiku in the photo.
light peers, prods, paints
purple shadows in stone
sculptor of time
My second gift in the mailbox was the earrings from Robyn Hood Black. Have you visited her Etsy shop? Highly recommend. These earrings, “old frog” arrive. I’m hoping that if I wear them when I write haiku I will channel Basho. And included were the BE KIND earrings.
What I love about Robyn is her attention to detail and packaging with every purchase. She is my go to person for gifts.
This week has been filled with such joy that I would like to Pay It Forward. So if you comment by Wednesday, September 4, 2019, you’ll have a chance to win a pair of BE KIND earrings, my treat. I’ll announce next Friday and let Robyn know where to send them.
Finally, this post is late because my husband and I went to the Oregon State Fair early this morning. I’d entered a poem for the Oregon theme and was pleasantly surprised to receive an Honorable Mention.