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A poem about my name!

07 Jul

It’s a real treat to get anything by snail mail these days. When that envelope in the mail contains a poem, that’s a double treat. When that poem is from our own Tabatha Yeatts and it celebrates one’s own name, that’s a treat in multiples!

Tabatha sent me this poem about violets for round one of the summer poem swap. I learned history about my name that I never knew (and was inspired to be a better violet.)

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Violets (Image: Pixabay)

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Thank you, Tabatha, for organizing this summer poem swap, and for composing and sending this treasure!

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poetryfridayThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link.

Next week the round-up is hosted by Tabatha Yeatts. In honour of National Macaroni and Cheese Day on July 14th, next week’s roundup will have an optional Mac-N-Cheese theme (I’m drooling already)!

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14 responses to “A poem about my name!

  1. Linda Mitchell

    July 7, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Oh, that is PERFECT. What a lovely poem from Tabatha….frameable for sure. I have a very young second-cousin named Violet. I may have to share this with her….or simply borrow the idea to write one for her age. I love how they were a signature flower for an emperor…these delicate beautiful buds. Enjoy the day!

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  2. lindabaie

    July 7, 2017 at 7:43 am

    The swap is a joy, isn’t it? This poem for you, Violet, about violets, is very special. The research is new to me, too, but I do know one person who’s shared that she’s made violet jelly! You are making your mark on the world, Violet, with poetic thumbprints!

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  3. Brenda Davis Harsham

    July 7, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I love it! These summer swaps are so fun. Violet, you are already an awesome Violet!

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  4. Tabatha

    July 7, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I loved learning about violets! They are fascinating beauties, like yourself.

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  5. Kiesha Shepard

    July 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    A treasure indeed! There’s really so much in a name to explore isn’t there? I do have a fondness for names of flowers and the people who are named for them for sure!

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  6. mbhmaine

    July 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    What a wonderful poem. I love the Things to Do format and this poem is rich with fascinating facts about violets. What a treasure!

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  7. margaretsmn

    July 7, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I love this idea for a poem for someone else. Just wonderful!

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  8. Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting & Writing

    July 7, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    What fun to find all these historical facts woven into a “Violet” poem! And the closing lines are wonderful!

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  9. cvarsalona

    July 7, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Wow, Violet, Tabatha did some great research to come up with such an interesting poem for you. Your mother gave you a beautiful name and you wear it well.

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  10. Keri Collins Lewis

    July 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Can I change my name to Violet!??? What an amazing history and a clever poem! You wear it well!

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  11. Jane the Raincity Librarian

    July 8, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I love the real care and thought that obviously when into this lovely poem!

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  12. maryleehahn

    July 9, 2017 at 5:05 am

    LOVE it! The last four lines are my favorites!

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  13. Donna Smith

    July 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    That is so special! I love that Tabatha put your name to poetry!

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  14. Robyn Hood Black

    July 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Wow – a lesson wafting from those gorgeous petals & lines… what a fantabulous and perfectly fitting gift of a poem! :0)

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