I'm looking forward to hosting Poetry Friday at My Juicy Little Universe on December 21 this year--a day which is special to me and my family since we celebrate the Winter Solstice rather than the other December holidays. However, Dec. 21 is a regular school day for me AND we have a special dinner for guests that night, so I've asked for the assistance of some Solstice elves in getting it all done gracefully. Here's the plan, for those who would like to help out.
1. You write or select a poem on the general theme of lighting the dark (Here's a little background info on Solstice traditions, if you're interested.)
2. You prepare your Poetry Friday post early (starting Dec. 15, perhaps) and set it to publish at 12:01 on December 21. emailing me your post title as you do so.
3. I'll start putting together my host-post early too, and add your links as I receive your emails.
4. On Friday morning it will all pop into being c. 6:00 am, and I'll go
off to school knowing that we have all brightened the darkest day of
the year with our dozens of points of poetic light!
I'll be able to do some rounding up twice during the day as well, so if
something prevents you from posting early, don't worry; I can still
include you! I hope you'll want to participate both with the theme and
the schedule, but joining in with either one will help make our Winter Solstice Poetry Friday something special!
With thanks to my farflung community...