More Poetry Swap Goodness!

unnamedAs soon as I saw Linda Baie’s name on the package in my mailbox, I knew I was in for a treat, guaranteed that the contents of my second Poetry Swap would be both thoughtful and generous in spirit. And wow, was I right!


This was the beautiful homemade card and quote that greeted me when I opened my  package. How perfect is that?


Then, in addition to the lovely card with its personal note, Linda gave me a small lined notebook, perfect for jotting down ideas, thoughts, and inspiration on the go. As if that weren’t enough, she selected a book of poetry for me, “The Time Traveler” by Joyce Carol Oates. I’m looking forward to diving into this further, but the first poem alone thrums with powerful word play and imagery. What a wonderful gift!

And finally, and best of all, Linda wrote me a beautiful, personal poem. She had clearly spent time wandering around my blog, considered my writing, both poetry and prose, to inspire her piece. I was deeply touched.


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Thank you so much, Linda, for your gift of poetry.

This week’s Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by the gracious and talented Mary Lee Hahn at her blog, A Year of Reading. Make sure to stop by to beat the dog days of summer and enjoy some refreshing poetry.

29 thoughts on “More Poetry Swap Goodness!

  1. What lovely, thoughtful treasures you’ve received from Linda! The poem sings of Molly all the way through. Three lines sang out to me,
    “With pink-filled song, hollyhocks arrive”
    With dizziness of daisies, dandelion skirts.
    Molly celebrates while nature flirts.” This line is so deliciously playful–
    Thanks for sharing your treasures Molly!

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  2. lindabaie says:

    It was delightful to write for you, Molly, and to find inspiration in all your writing and sharing of nature’s miracles. I’m happy you like your gifts! Thank you for your kind words!

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  3. Sally Murphy says:

    ‘Dizziness of daisies’ – what a perfect phrase! And what a perfectly thoughtful package. Thanks for giving us a glimpse.

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  4. maryleehahn says:

    What a thoughtful bundle of goodies! And such a personalized poem!

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  5. katswhiskers says:

    Linda does send such personal gifts! (And I too love that flirt and skirt finale.)

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  6. Maureen says:

    Oh, I love the Poetry Swap! What lovely word treasures. I especially love the little homemade card with the Anderson quote. Thank you!

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  7. Kay Mcgriff says:

    Every treasure in that package is just lovely. I agree, the Anderson quote is perfect and Linda’s poem shines with thoughtful beauty. Now, to go look for The Time Traveler to add to my every growing list of books to read!

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  8. What lovely “things-seen”. The language and rhymes are gorgeous.

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  9. haitiruth says:

    I was fortunate to be another of Linda’s recipients this summer! Isn’t she great? Ruth,

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  10. Now that is what I call a nature-filled treat from Linda. I love Linda’s last line: “Molly celebrates while nature flirts.” It is wonderful to be part of such an inspirational community of writers, Molly.

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  11. Oh my, how delightful. What treasures arrived in your mail. I, too, have been touched that my fellow swappers took the time to “know” me a bit, before committing pen to paper. The lines in her poem reveal the obvious, that we are kindred nature spirits. Cheers! And I hope you’ll join in on my bird poem challenge in two weeks!

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  12. Love that last line – a very playful poem, indeed! What a nice surprise to find waiting in your mailbox.

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  13. macrush53 says:

    What treasures, especially the poem it’s beautiful.

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  14. margaretsmn says:

    I love how personal to you this poetry gift is. Linda is a gem.

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  15. Linda’s poem is a wonderful gift, like no others. Your community of writers continues to grow and flourish. You’ve made the commitment and are feasting those succulent fruits.

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  16. Linda’s poem is perfect for you, Molly! I love every line. Thank you for sharing your treasure with us!

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  17. Tabatha says:

    You and Linda certainly bring pink-filled song and nature’s delights! ❤ this!


  18. What a beautiful, and thoughtful, gift, though I would expect nothing else from our lovely Linda!


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