PF: Another Week of Poems Of Presence

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This week it’s mostly been #PoemsofPresence again. I think I missed some days and wrote two on others (who can keep track of the days anymore!?!), but here are a few of this week’s entries: 

May 23

cardinal two

Bird song spills
into golden afternoon.
A slim candle
of cardinal
illuminates the shade.

©Molly Hogan, 2020

May 25th

Busy with chores,
our orbits crossed
in the living room
where the music played
loud and bouncy.
We met,
danced a few steps
together,
then twirled off,
accelerating back
onto our individual
trajectories.

©Molly Hogan, 2020

May 26

Illicit Goods

Somehow
a persistent yen
for a sticky roll
with pecans
transformed into
a surreptitious
curbside pick-up
with money exchanged
for a suspiciously bulky
brown paper bag.

©Molly Hogan, 2020

May 27

ajuga

ajuga’s bugle blossoms
rouse the drowsy bees
morning reveille

©Molly Hogan, 2020

This week’s Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by Mary Lee Hahn at her blog, “A Year of Reading.” Mary Lee is sharing poems by Marilyn Chin along with a nudge to stretch oneself and read “without walls”. Thanks, Mary Lee, I needed that!

31 thoughts on “PF: Another Week of Poems Of Presence

  1. cvarsalona says:

    Molly, I did miss a few of your #PoemsofPresence this week so I am glad that you are allowing us to play catch-up. The colors in the purple floral nature photo are brilliant and your poems have great word choice. I love the sticky buns the best because I adore this pastry and my mouth is watering now.

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  2. Sally Murphy says:

    As always Molly, you poems are delightful – and now I want a pecan scroll. Yummo!

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  3. Thanks for sharing where your presence was felt this week. I especially like the lines:
    :A slim candle
    of cardinal
    illuminates the shade.”
    Lovely image with a great pic to accompany it. 🙂

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  4. Mitchell Linda says:

    These are lovely, Molly….that candle of cardinal. I love it the most. Keep writing, keep clicking that camera, kiddo. You make so many happy with your art.

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  5. maryleehahn says:

    Somehow I missed the pecan roll poem on Twitter. I feel you. There are many things that are just as good homemade, but our local bakery, Fox in the Snow, makes The. Best. pecan rolls. There might be a suspicious brown bag in our future!

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  6. lindabaie says:

    I’ve enjoyed every one of your poems, Molly, and those photos, too. The ‘slim candle of cardinal’ is fabulous, a favorite.

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  7. janicescully says:

    I love that your cardinal is in shadow but a “slim candle” illuminating with song. With well chosen words, each poem captures a moment.

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  8. jama says:

    These made me smile — love that spontaneous little dance, that slim candle, and of course the illicit goods!

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Jama. The dance one is one of my favorites because it was such a silly little spontaneous moment–and our 31st anniversary was this week, so I celebrate that we still have moments like that 🙂

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  9. Amanda Potts says:

    I love the sticky roll poem! I have a yen for them, too, and am trying to convince at least one person in my house to say they want them so that I can buy/bake some…

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    • mbhmaine says:

      I’m literally trying to resist going out to buy more right now. The problem is that I didn’t go to the “best” place last time, so even though the pecan sticky rolls were good, I still feel like I missed out. lol (PS You can do this as a solo event! And your family will realize how much they do want them once they see them and then you’ll get major gold stars!)

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  10. Tim Gels says:

    Like so many other commenters, I love this week’s poems of presence. And I want a sticky bun.

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  11. Linda KulpTrout says:

    These are lovely, Molly. My favorite is A slim candle/of cardinal. What a great image!

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  12. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    I have enjoyed reading all of the poems of presence – what a gift to us readers! Oh what yummy illicit goods!

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  13. These are all wonderful, Molly. I love the “cardinal [illuminating] the shade” and “rouse the drowsy bees” is such fun to say. I hope you savored every bite of that sticky roll!

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  14. I, too, am swooning over that “slim candle of cardinal,” Molly. But I also love the “everydayness” of “Busy with chores.” It’s been a pleasure writing with you this month!

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  15. Oh, that candle of cardinal! And the funny sticky buns deal. Love these!

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  16. Donna Smith says:

    I was going to choose a poem I liked best, and a line, but I truly liked them all…but the illicit goods made me laugh!

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  17. I can just hear the bugle sound coming from your ajuga haiku, and picture your “drowsy bees,” lovely–And I love the few steps of dance in your “Busy with chores” poem, thanks for all Molly!

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