Poetry Friday’s own Teacher Dance, Linda B. gathers us this week
Poetry Friday’s spiritual Thursday of Novemeber,is gathered by Ramona. Appreciations, Ramona!
Gather and thank
For a gathering sense of shared community here,
pulled together by response to the local yoga tragedy
& the quest for valid votes in Florida governor
& senate elections, I am appreciative
for the the ahisma people,
For a gathering of new poems** flowing to
my pen since summer, I am appreciative
For the brave gathering of journalists at
meetings, speaking with sources, asking
questions across our states & world,
I am appreciative
For creativity, dignity of leadership & perseverance
within U.S. indigenous tribes, I am appreciative
For a gathering of most-loved ones by my
side on Nov. 22, I am so very appreciative
And for my Poetry Friday world,
all of you, ashisma people,
I am always so appreciative
to be gathered with you.
I feel grateful that my writing guru, Adrian Fogelin, has looked over a small gathering of my new poems, written since summer, which surprised me to be on a theme. If I can continue apace, I plan to bring more to an early 2019 workshop. I will say that terms such as “flamingo”, “catamount” & “skunk ape” appear among the lines. . .