Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Wasn’t the celebration of Nikki Grimes and her works last Friday fabulous? I had a lovely time meandering through the posts all last weekend.
I’m busy this Poetry Friday with our older daughter’s wedding activities. She’s getting married Saturday to a fabulous guy, and though their wedding has changed into something totally different than originally planned, hopefully they will still feel all the love from the few people there and the many people sending wedding wishes from far away.
Today, I’m resharing “I Need You Need Me.” This is the closest poem I have to a love poem. This weekend, Annabelle and Eric braid one rope and combine their fates. On June 19, Juneteenth, we celebrate the end of slavery. But we still have so much work to do on that front, too. Our individual fate is braided together with all of humanity’s fate, and until we admit and recognize how much we all need each other (all of each other), I’m not sure real change will happen. So…here’s to needing each other.
Wednesday, I shared some refugee poems for World Refugee Day, which comes up on June 20.
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect.