Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Diane at Random Noodling for Roundup! I do have a poem for you, but first:
For Christmas this year I am celebrating kindness! Each day I'll be posting some wise words about kindness. Enjoy!
...and on the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
One of my favorite poems in the book is this one:
on this gray day
on this gray street
the black crow caws.
at a yellow umbrella -
the only sun shining
En estea dia gris
en esta calle gris
el cuervo negro grazna.
a un paraguas amarillo --
el solo sol que brilla
I love the kindness quote today, Irene. Speaks well to the criticisms given to the administration lately. And I have Flutter and Hum. The crow poem is wonderful, that 'only sun shining today'. I miss seeing crows around as I did in my former home, only flying elsewhere! It's the magpies' territory so they stay away. Happy Christmas!ReplyDelete
I love Julie Paschkis's art! And her little poems in two languages are so intriguing. What a way to write.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your focus on kindness. If I could wish only one thing for 2016 it would be kindness (and the obligatory beauty contestants' "world peace.") Merry Christmas!
Wonderful quote--thank you Irene and Kahlil! Oh to be able to read a poem in another language (much less write one...) I am in awe.ReplyDelete
Hooray for kindness, and double hooray for Julie's book!ReplyDelete
Your kindness quotes are soothing in a beautiful but sometimes ruffling season.ReplyDelete
I'm with the crows on that yellow umbrella. I need one of those in our climate of rain, rain, and more rain...
Thanks for sharing the kindness quote. Something good to remember! And for sharing "Flutter & Hum" - looks like we are going to need umbrellas here for carol "singing in the rain" this year! It's better than shoveling.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the Kahlil Gibran quote! I have memorized any number of his blessed poems. This one, I think, combining "tenderness and kindness" results in one of the best definitions of "Meekness" I've ever read! God bless you!ReplyDelete
As a cat person, I can see from the cover, it's a keeper.