Friday, May 8, 2015
Summer Poem Swap Sign-ups (and a Wreath to Crown Your Honored Name)
It's time for Summer Poem Swap sign-ups! How does it work? Every two weeks beginning June 22 through August 17, you will mail and receive a poem. (You write five poems; you receive five poems.) I match swappers up so they are sending and receiving poems from five different people.
Interested? Have questions? Email me! tabatha(at)tabathayeatts(dot)com. The deadline for joining is June 1st.
In honor of Mother's Day, here is a poem by Christina Rossetti for her mother. It served as the dedication for a book of Rossetti's poems:
Sonnets are full of love
by Christina Rossetti
Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.
Today's Little Ditty is the Poetry Friday round-up host.