Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I shared a couple of poetry postcards two weeks ago, and here’s another one. This one’s from Jone MacCulloch, who organized the whole exchange to begin with!
I love the simplicity of this image and poem. And how I can read it several ways. As I had it sitting out prominently, the way I read it changed according to the whim of my moods (and whether I had just been outside or not). Since the reader gets to determine 50% of the meaning of a poem, I’m considering them all correct. Though it’s entirely possible none of them was exactly what Jone was thinking as she wrote it.
- On the first day of the year, everything is possible
- Nature holds the key to what we should focus on
- Forget “should” and enjoy “is”
- We can never live up to that first day of anything, when all our expectations have yet to be met (or disappointed)
- Fresh starts are beautiful
- Really look at this leaf
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Katie at The Logonauts.