Poetry Friday: Summer Poetry Swap

Thanks to Laura for hosting Poetry Friday Roundup at Writing the World for Kids.

Thanks to Tabatha Yeatts for leading us in the Summer Poetry Swap (as well as the Winter Swap). I forget how many years we have been doing this exchange but in an upside down world right now, it the balm for the poetry soul.

This week, I received my swap for Kathryn Apel. She send these three electronic images and poems:

This poem…from an information sheet and collaged with waters colors
introduces us to the RAINBOW BEE EATER. I may have to try this poetry form. Kind of a reverse black out.
Then a watercolor and cherita…love that the bee-eater snaps-snack
And finally, a question and play on words…swoon.

Kat said that while not as small as hummingbirds, the rainbow bee-eaters remind her of hummingbirds. I agree so much.

And her rainbow bee eater would have like a couple of my bee-themed poems that I sent as swaps this summer.

Kat has had a very busy summer as she’s been busy as a judge for the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. 

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11 Responses to Poetry Friday: Summer Poetry Swap

  1. These are lovely, and I like the personality Kat’s captured for these bee eaters! Thanks for sharing them Jone!

  2. Gail Aldous says:

    Jone, Kat’s watercolors and poems are beautiful! I love how she captures the beauty and uniqueness of the rainbow bee-eater in three different kinds of poems with three different moods.Thank you for sharing.

  3. katswhiskers says:

    Thank-you for sharing, Joan. I’m so glad you liked!

  4. maryleehahn says:

    Wow. Rainbow Bee-Eaters. Who knew?


    Not only are these pieces beautiful….but they give me ideas for students! Wow! I love the blackout poem so much. I need to try this. Such a pretty bird…from so far away. I love it.

  6. laurashovan222 says:

    How wonderful! I love learning about Australian wildlife through Kat’s poems, photographs, and wow she’s an artist too!

  7. Wow–those are so beautiful and so fun! And her watercolors…swoon!

  8. mbhmaine says:

    What a great trio of poems from Kat! I love the clever presentation of the first one, and the watercolors are stunning. Are those Kat’s work as well!? Wow!

  9. janicescully says:

    What a beautiful and fascinating bird. Never heard of it and what a diet! Thank you for sharing these lovely works of art. It was a joy.

  10. haitiruth says:

    So many lovely birds today! ❤ Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

  11. Tabatha says:

    How clever to make a digital blackout (blueout) poem! And the poems are so fun and feisty, like the birds themselves!

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