Beware of books. They are more than innocent assemblages of paper and ink and string and glue. If they are any good, they have the spirit of the author within.
Welcome, all! Today we have Homegrown ShadowBox Art by Robyn Martins!
The poem in the Amy Lowell shadowbox reads:
All day I have watched the purple vine leaves
Fall into the water.
And now in the moonlight they still fall,
But each leaf is fringed with silver.
An excerpt from the Emily Bronte shadowbox:
'Tis moonlight, summer moonlight,
All soft and still and fair;
The solemn hour of midnight
Breathes sweet thoughts everywhere
An excerpt from the Percy Shelley shadowbox:
Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.
Georgia Douglas Johnson shadowbox:
When I rise up above the earth,
And look down on the things that fetter me,
I beat my wings upon the air,
Or tranquil lie,
Surge after surge of potent strength
Like incense comes to me
When I rise up above the earth
And look down upon the things that fetter me.
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And now, the round-up, old school style:
* Becky at Tapestry of Words has Holiday Math Poetry and a NEW CONTEST for PB Writers!
* Diane at Random Noodling is sharing "Christmas Carol."
* Kurious Kitty's Kurio Kabinet features Anna Grossnickle Hines' Winter Lights.
* At Life on the Deckle Edge, Robyn is sharing a new Animal Rights Haiku Anthology.
* Myra is Waiting for Something while “Winter is Coming” at Gathering Books.
* Check it Out! Jone offers A Gift of Birds.
* Over at Deowriter, Jone has the last call to sign up for the New Year Poetry Postcard Exchange and #haikuforhealing/16.
* Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme spotlights his winter poem swap present from Keri.
* You can find more healing haiku at Joyce Ray's Musings.
* Laura shares a Risky Writing poem at Writing the World For Kids.
* At Whispers from the Ridge, Kiesha writes of Walking Alone in Mid-December.
* Linda B. offers a poem of comfort for year's end and an observant haiku at TeacherDance.
* Happy to have all poetic "microprocessing," as Heidi describes her haiku. At My Juicy Little Universe, Heidi posts more #haikuforhealing.
* Molly features an ekphrastic poem at Nix the Comfort Zone.
* At Reflections on the Teche, Margaret has a haiku about haiku.
* Linda M shares an ekphrastic haiku at A Word Edgewise
* Catherine at Reading to the Core is in with a "commonplace marvel" haiku.
* Haiku instigator Mary Lee has haiku and a glimpse at the difficulties of teaching social studies/civics these days at A Year of Reading.
* Jama's Alphabet Soup brings us a couple of reindeer poems and cookie ideas.
* At The Poem Farm, Amy shares a poem inspired by a funny family story.
* Tara at A Teaching Life has a wintry offering by Tom Hennen.
* For a spicy sweet haiku, head to Brenda's Friendly Fairy Tales.
* Alice Nine shares foggy morning-inspired haiku to haiga to tanka at Talking with Letters.
* At Carol's Corner, Carol spotlights "Protest, Protest!" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
* Penny has a guest collaboration at A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt. Rebecca Gomez has written a poem that was inspired by a drawing by her 12-year-old niece, Rebekah.
* I just love you guys.
* Dori has hygge at Dori Reads.
* At Wee Words for Wee Ones, Bridget features a post and poem that came out of cleaning her desk and finding a prompt from Irene Latham and Liz Stienglass from Poetry Camp last October.
* Carol V writes about poetry friends and gratitude for the Poetry Friday community at Beyond Literacy Link.
* The ever-interesting blog Bildungsroman features "Floating Island" by William Wordsworth.
* Karen Edmisten returns to Thomas Merton's "Advent."
* Donna pipes up with Christmas haiku at Mainely Write.
* Julieanne finishes us up with a poignant classroom moment, a blessing by Joyce Sidman, and an original haiku at To Read To Write To Be.