Thursday, July 26, 2018

Poetry Friday

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When the Moon is One Day From Full

and the kitchen counter is crowded
with jars containing caterpillars
and chrysalises,
it is nearly impossible to resist
the words
transformation
or
miracle.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2018


Catherine has the Poetry Friday roundup this week at Reading to the Core.


21 comments:

  1. Yes, of course, you must.

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  2. Oh, my heart is full. Love this!

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  3. Perfect! Here's hoping this special full moon brings the transforming miracle the world needs!

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  4. I track that moon, this time in other parts of the world, an eclipse. It, like your poem, entices us to notice. Thanks, Mary Lee

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  5. Such a beautiful poem, itself a transformation.

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  6. That is beautiful, Mary Lee! Happy Friday!

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  7. Oh, this is beautiful....jars full of miracles. I love it. And, you give me ideas.

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  8. Perfect comparison! Thanks for sharing your poem.

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  9. You inspire me to notice silent miracles.

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  10. I love the surprise of the caterpillars and chrysalises on the kitchen counter! Yes, it does feel like a miracle to be able to see that transformation. I'm not raising monarchs this year. I'm raising milkweed instead, so I keep finding eggs and caterpillars to give away, along with the milkweed. Enjoy the view!

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  11. A poem worthy of that moon. Thanks, Mary Lee.

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  12. I so love moon poems. The jars of miracles. Swoon.

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  13. Sigh. As someone who is unable
    "to resist the words
    transformation
    or
    miracle"
    I wonder why would we even try?
    Thank you for this magical poem, Mary Lee!

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  14. Two of my favorite words!
    Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me, I know of nothing else but miracles (Whitman)

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  15. Observation is both a joy and a skill. Your poem captured the joy, and that Mary Lee is a skill.
    Your poem is neatly tied up at the end with the terms transformation and miracle. Such a gentle celebration of wonders.

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  16. I'm always stunned by how much you pack into so few words. And how you can use the first line as a title. The crowded kitchen counter overlaid with "transformation" and "miracle." Wow!!!!

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  17. So much goodness here and another week about these new friends of mine that haven't returned because they ate my crop. I found peace with the image of the moon and the hope of a lifecycle.

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  18. No need to resist those words! I love this!

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  19. I love this! It was super cloudly last night, so we missed the full moon, much to my daughter's dismay.

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  20. Oh-those words seemed to spill right off the page Mary Lee. I feel like I can see right into those jars and the transformation is about to occur … thanks!

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