I was washing dishes at the Greyhound bus station at the time and I said, 'Awap bop a lup bop a wop bam boom!'
My One Little Word for this year is "generosity," focusing on generosity of spirit and abundance, and I am trying to start out with an abundance of gratitude. My only resolution was to keep a gratitude journal again (I did it in 2020 from Jan-October, when I put it aside rather vigorously.) I'm not very many days in, but so far so good :) The other day, I included "doing dishes" in my gratitude journal because, as much time as I spent doing them, I figured they had better make the list. If I had thought about this poem, it would have been especially appropriate:
Ode To Singing Along To Emmylou Harris Loudly While Washing Dishes
by John Paul Davis
I can’t bend the oak of my baritone
into any shape that even motions
like her cosmic cracked soprano
& I don’t care.
...in the rooms of my heart
the spun gold of Emmylou’s singular
& plaintive instrument bless
my evening. My spirit has soapy
hands & abundant life,
my spirit knows heartache
& yearning. It had bled & wept
& she knows, she knows it all.
read the whole thing here
This might be a good mentor poem: "Ode to Singing Along to _________ While __________."
Happy Birthday to Ariana! She is having a Van Gogh-themed birthday this year. You might remember the Frida Kahlo b'day (such a pretty one!).
Beyond Literacy Link has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Carol!