"I woke in grief and beauty"--in the new issue of Right Hand Pointing. And be sure to click on the contents page, to see the marvelous image provided with The Pillars of Hip Hop theme of this issue, and to click on the hand to read from start to finish or on the poet's name.
Click the Note to learn more about the editor's grief for his mother.
You know I love coincidence, and by coincidence my sister arrives tomorrow, returning to her childhood home with her daughter for a college visit nearby. The grief of the dream will be relieved by the joy of reality.
You see the female monarch above, in red and white clover. It's a photo by HaarFager, will full credits & licensing info here. Our local monarchs are among those who migrate south to Mexico, often in October.
featured photo from Wikimedia Commons!
It's Saturday, after the cemetery walk, and I am about to slip into a pale orange repose of sorts, on this Slattern Day in the blog, having worked hard all week as a ghost and yesterday, on A Ghost's Day Off doing the accumulated household chores....
For more about the monarch butterfly, go here.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I woke in grief and beauty
Labels: Poetry Someday, Random Coinciday, Slattern Day
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A tender and moving poem, Kathleen, as is The Note. I'll return to read more of the issue. RHP always has much worth reading.
Thank you, Maureen.
Saw a few monarchs on my walk this afternoon. My region is in a big monarch flyway, but numbers seem down this year. Glad your sister will be nearby in reality, and maybe your niece for four years.
It's very exciting to think she might be nearby, and we can help her get through the college years by being family wamily!!
Very beautiful poem, Kathleen.
I love the poem and all the links to monarchs!
Thank you, Seana!
Thanks, Kristin! And I love the viceroy, too!
Lovely poem, Kathleen...
Thanks for posting the link--I am so glad to start my day with this poem
Thanks so much. What a nice thing to say, Robert.
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