Friday, December 9, 2016
#haiku (and book launches) for healing
My effort to respond creatively to the news of the world continues; you can read about how Mary Lee started it all here. You're invited to scroll down to the previous week's minimalist commentaries --and of course, you're invited to join in. It wasn't clear to me at first, but the tiny discipline of slowing down to craft a response (rather than just banging the steering wheel and yelling at the radio) has been empowering.
first college news
we both prefer denial
And from yesterday:
gold star winks out
leaving a long bright trail
holding in orbit
Joining in this project are all the brave women below; I hope they will pardon me when, during the week, all I can manage is to Like their Tweeted haiku. It's good to work alongside you all!
Mary Lee Hahn at Poetrepository
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes at Today's Little Ditty
Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche
Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise
Buffy Silverman at Buffy's Blog
Jone Rush MacCulloch at DeoWriter
Diane Mayr, posted on Thursdays at Random Noodling
Julie Johnson at Raising Readers and Writers
Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
Carol Varsalona at Beyond LiteracyLink
Carol Wilcox at Carol's Corner
Julieanne Harmatz tweeting @jarhartz Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
Our hostess with the postest is Jone at Check It Out. She reminds us that haiku fits nicely on a postcard. And now, in other news...
I was delighted to join Jacqueline Jules, Marty Rhodes Figley and Laura Murray on Dec. 1st for a holiday book launch at One More Page in Arlington, VA (what a delightful place). Here we are, festive and fierce with a bunch of fun books for holiday giving and receiving. Each book you see earns its place on the bookshelf, but if I may reveal all my biases: every home with children needs a copy of One Minute till Bedtime!