Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
I am too late to join in Poetry Picnic Week 23: New York Times Headline Topics, linky is already closed. Hopefully I will remember to come back and link this for the No Theme for Week 24.
Bird-Watchers Revel in Unusual Spike in Snowy Owl Sightings
flash of white disrupts
the dark of lunar new year
I dreamed of snowy owls the other night, a sign I need to get out and go birding before the irruption ends!
review class offer
tickets to Jekyll & Hyde
In the summer of 2002, I took a “Writing the Review” class taught by Christopher Rawson, the local paper’s drama critic. It was an awesome summer with excuses to go to movies, art galleries, theatre, museums, and more, all for school.
Our professor offered everyone in the class the opportunity to go to the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera opening nights with him: free tickets to the show, the chance to write your own review sitting at the computer next to him as he composed the one that would be in the paper the next morning, and a tour of the newspaper offices. Out of a class of around 40, only two of us took him up on the offer (both of us older, nontraditional students). I went to Jekyll & Hyde with him; he even said he added a couple of my comments into the final article.
Also submitted to Thursday Poets Rally.
Once again the kind folks at the Thursday Poets Rally have presented me with one of their Perfect Poets awards.
In honor of this, I’ve attempted a new form, the cameo. It is a strictly syllabic form with seven lines of 2, 5, 8, 3, 8, 7, 2 syllables per line.
beneath a blue sky
so formal in their tuxedos
from the Thursday Poets Rally
the Perfect Poets Award
darkness beyond the windows
the night presses closer
Trying to sneak this one in right under the wire, linky says submissions close in just half an hour. And my sister asks why my muse gives me so many procrastination poems.
Also submitted to Thursday Poets Rally Week 56.
An unexpected surprise appeared in my inbox this week: “You have exceptional contributions to poets rally during week 49 to week 51, I am thrilled to know that Ava selects you as winners of The Perfect Poet Award for week 52.” Certainly one way to snap my attention back to blogging!