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Poetry Swap Pocket

25 Aug

Summer+Poetry+Swap-1My last Summer 2017 Poetry Swap parcel arrived this week and I was quite bowled over by it. Linda Baie sure knows how to pack a lot of goodies into a little bubble mailer!

She sent me—a pocket! How perfect for a habitual walker who is always grabbing for a tissue or a notebook or a camera out of her pocket!

This pocket was packed with: a personal note, a notebook, a Pilot pen (even the brand name seems perfect), mints, a (real cloth embroidered) hankie, a couple of pine cones along with a legend about them (perfect to entertain my grands!), a piece of petrified wood, a poem bookmark, and the most darling little black feather you ever saw!

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Pocket treasures from Linda B. – Summer 2017 Poetry Swap (Photo by V. Nesdoly)

And this poem… (Linda, you are amazing! – Thank you!!)

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Linda, you’ve tied it up perfectly with those last five lines: “doing art … gathering bouquets of images … a crystal vase of ideas.” I’m totally inspired!

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poetryfridayThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by poet and photographer Jone at Check It Out.

There, Jone challenges us to an Acrostic. Well, I just happen to have one in my Summer Shorts (poem-a-day photo-challenge project). It’s all about the PRODUCE (the August 3rd #CY365 prompt)

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Photo for “Produce – #CY365 for August 3, 2017 (© 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

PRODUCE

Parsnip, turnip, bok choy
Rutabaga, beet
Orange carrots in a row
Daikon long and white
Under produce mirror-bin
Cabbage doubles round and green–those
Egos swell as veggies preen

© 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

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31 responses to “Poetry Swap Pocket

  1. Robyn Hood Black

    August 25, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Oh my goodness, could there be a better set of treasures or vehicle for them to arrive in?
    That Linda is something else. I love “I’m set to thread among the trees” and “an afterthought of a crow…”. Delightful, all around, and your acrostic makes me hungry….

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 25, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Thank you, Robyn! I so agree; Linda’s gift was perfect. I also love the lines you picked from Linda’s poem.

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  2. Brenda Davis Harsham

    August 25, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Wow, I love that pocket and its treasures. Delicious acrostic, too.

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  3. Acey Frelinger

    August 25, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I’m calling those three phrases you puled out :
    Doing art…gathering
    Bouquets of imagess
    Crystal vase of ideas

    A found haiku, lovely.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you Acey! You are sharp, to find a haiku in those lines.

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  4. Tabatha

    August 25, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Preening veggies — so cute! I’m in awe of Linda’s gift to you. She really went all out! Pockets do make it easy, don’t they? I look forward to hearing what you come up with after you collect all those ideas!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      Yes, she did go all out, in a very attentive and non-commercial way. Yes, I must use her treasures as writing ideas. Thanks for giving me that challenge.

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  5. lindabaie

    August 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the kind words, Violet. I enjoyed writing and “collecting” things in my own pockets for you!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks, Linda! I sensed your joy in putting this together… which made it even more special.

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  6. Linda Mitchell

    August 25, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    You lucky, lucky poet….what a treasure collection all neatly delivered with a poem. I’m in awe of the creativity shared in the summer poem swap (and a bit intimidated). Believe me, I’m collecting ideas and will be borrowing some for sure. This is a winner.
    Violet, your acrostic is wonderful. I just threw out the first few words that came to me … and yeah, it’s an acrostic. But, this one makes me want to make a run to the store for some veggies 😉

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 25, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks, Linda! Don’t be intimidated. The poem swap is fun, whether one goes (and gets) all-out or not. The produce departments in our local shops always make me feel like reaching for my camera. They are so gorgeous and colourful.

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  7. Buffy Silverman

    August 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    What a pocketful of treasures you got! (My pockets store various finds on walks, and always hold dog treats.)

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks, Buffy! I’m sure mine would hold dog treats too if I had a dog along for company. As a substitute I greet the pooches along my route, if they show an interest (just with a pat, though, not treats—don’t want to start any family feuds ;))

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  8. Jane the Raincity Librarian

    August 25, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Oh, what a treasure – from a treasure!

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  9. Donna Smith

    August 26, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Well, there’s a good way to keep a poem, or poem pickings, in your pocket!
    Gorgeous array of produce!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 26, 2017 at 5:47 am

      Thank you, Donna. And I say thank you, as well, for the compliment from the produce 😉

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  10. maryleehahn

    August 26, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Ha! I love the idea of the produce looking up into the mirror and preening their veggie egos!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 26, 2017 at 5:35 am

      Thanks, Mary Lee. As you probably realize, the necessary “E” as first letter of the last line limited me as to where this went. Mirrors and egos… well, it worked. 😉

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  11. Kay McGriff (@kaymcgriff)

    August 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Who knew that a pocket could hold so much! What a lovely poetry swap to find in your mailbox.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 26, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks, Kay. Did you join in the swap this year? I know I haven’t for several years but did once some time ago. You come away feeling rich and filled up both from the giving and the getting. 🙂

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  12. haitiruth

    August 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    What a perfect poetry swap! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  13. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    August 26, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Linda’s gift reminds me of a good, old-fashioned “care package”—the kind I remember from college. A little bit of everything, though nothing too extravagant. Just a bunch of tokens from the heart wrapped in a poem. 🙂 Knowing you, Violet, those treasures will go to good use. LOVE the last line of your vegie acrostic!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 26, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you, Michelle, you’ve summed up Linda’s pocket treasures so well! And thanks for the acrostic love. (Those veggies did develop a script of heir own in my imagination!)

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  14. katswhiskers

    August 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Haha! Those vain vegies!! Good fun! And a pocketful of potential in that poetry haul. Loving that the black feather has a black quill, too. I don’t know that I’ve seen that before…?

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  15. macrush53

    August 27, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    The veggie poem is making me hungry for them. And I love the pocket of goodies you received from Linda.

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  16. macrush53

    September 6, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Violet,
    You won a copy of Pet Crazy. Please email me your address.

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