Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Monday Update 5-14-18

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Poetry Fishbowl Report for May 1, 2018
Sunday Yardening
Poem: "Two Ways About It"
Today's Adventures
Unsold Poems from the May 1, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
Friday Yardening
Poem: "The Currency of Leadership"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Any Ability
Thursday Yardening
Poem: "Sweetly Breathing, Vernal Air"
Poem: "The Softness of the Sounds"
Wednesday Yardening
Review: Trader Joe's The Milk Chocolate Lover's Chocolate Bar
Hard 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
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