Poetry Friday: The Magic of Beatrix Potter Summer Swap

Thanks to Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone for hosting all the poetry goodness this week.

This summer an envelope arrived from Tricia of The Miss Rumphius Effect. She participated the annual Poetry Summer Swap. Inside was the following:

This is from the Etsy shop WingedWorld. The owner lives in Oregon. Small world.

Tricia’s poem is a cento. A cento is a poem, composed of quotations from other authors

Written by Tricia Stohr-Hunt
A list of book titles Tricia used.

Tricia knows my heart and love of books and years in the library. This was a terrific poem to receive.

Thank you for delighting my mailbox with this poetry swap treasure.

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15 Responses to Poetry Friday: The Magic of Beatrix Potter Summer Swap

  1. Michelle Kogan says:

    Lovely adventure in the garden!

  2. What a fabulous cento! Tricia is the bomb!

  3. Ramona says:

    What fun! The Carrot Seed is a current favorite of grandson Robby, 16 months! The cento is a form I want to try soon.

  4. maryleehahn says:

    So perfect for the librarian-poet!

  5. katswhiskers says:

    Oh, fabulous. This is something I would love to try. (But I can see it requiring a comfy posi by a bookshelf!)

  6. cvarsalona says:

    Jone, what a lovely surprise and such a thoughtful gift for Lady Librarian. I found in my mother’s vintage collection nursery rhyme puzzles that had me thinking about writing a poem. I am going to look into the cento poem format. I hope you are enjoying your retirement.

  7. lindabaie says:

    What a ‘delicious’ poem from Tricia, Jone. I recognized a few but probably not as many as you did!

  8. margaretsmn says:

    Wow! What a wonderful combination of lines! Tricia is a master.

  9. janicescully says:

    Lovely, Jone! Such a list of books, so many lines from so many authors! Thank you for sharing this poem.

  10. macrush53 says:

    Right? And just think, without out your organizing this annual event this poem might not have been written.

  11. LINDA MITCHELL says:

    This cento is fabulous! I love all the various authors you pulled from. What an arranger you are! This poem makes me want to try writing one. I love it!

  12. mbhmaine says:

    Oh, this is wonderful! What a treat from inspiration to completed poem!

  13. Tabatha says:

    So charming from top to bottom!! Very clever.

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