These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them: Poetry Fishbowl Report for May 1, 2018Sunday YardeningPoem: "Two Ways About It"Today's AdventuresUnsold Poems from the May 1, 2018 Poetry FishbowlFriday YardeningPoem: "The Currency of Leadership"Emotional Intimacy Question: Any AbilityThursday YardeningPoem: "Sweetly Breathing, Vernal Air"Poem: "The Softness of the Sounds"Wednesday YardeningReview: Trader Joe's The Milk Chocolate Lover's Chocolate BarHard Things
There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, May 15 with a theme of "anything goes." Think about all the stuff you have wanted to prompt that didn't fit a theme -- now's the time for that. Any poetic form, technique, or topic is fair game too. I hope to see you then!Poetry in Microfunding:
"Marks of Devotion
" belongs to Kande's Quest. Kande ventures into the underworld in search of her brother.
"Energy, Made Visible
" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 9 new verses. Dr. G and Shiv discuss what could be done with different sets of creme pastels.
"Only If It Is Embraced
" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask and has 13 new verses. Ham grumbles over the arrangements.
The weather has been warmer here, intermittently sunny and gray, but only a little rain once. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a flock of sparrows, a flock of mourning doves, several cardinals, some brown-headed cowbirds, a house finch, a brown thrasher, and a bluejay. I have seen an indigo bunting and a goldfinch in the grass too. On the way to visit my parents, we saw a bald eagle! More butterflies are out. Daffodils, crabapples, and cherries are done. Some other apple trees have flowers on them. In bloom: violets, gold currant, late black tulips, lilacs, honeysuckles, jack-in-the-pulpit, pink chives, columbine, white alliums, purple alliums, white spirea, marigolds, gazania, blue lobelia, white alyssum, zinnias, and sundry others. Budding: raspberries, iris, peonies. I have finished planting everything from the Michigan Bulb Company box. I finished the small flat of wildflowers from the Native Plant Sale and started on the herbs. I still have a whole flat of prairie wildflowers and grasses to put out. And it's 90 again today. :P