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.)


Violets (Image: Pixabay)

violet poem

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


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!

    Liked by 1 person

  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!

    Liked by 1 person

  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!

    Liked by 1 person

  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.


  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!


  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!


  12. maryleehahn

    July 9, 2017 at 5:05 am

    LOVE it! The last four lines are my favorites!


  13. Donna Smith

    July 11, 2017 at 2:17 pm

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


  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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