Friday, December 28, 2012

Poetry Friday--Poetry Swap

The great poetry blogger, Tabatha Yeatts, set up a poetry swap last summer. I was a participant and jumped at the chance to partake in a special holiday exchange this December. My swap partner was Mary Lee Hahn. Last week, Mary Lee wrote about the solstice poem she sent to me. Here's the poem I sent to Mary Lee.

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Painting courtesy Kunsthalle Bremen

Mary Lee wrote that she used a prompt supplied by Tabatha. I didn't use the prompt, rather, I was inspired by the French painter, Eva Gonzales, and her painting "Morning Awakening." The woman in the painting looks so cozy and warm and I imagined her thinking, "Ah, no work today!"

The final 2012 Poetry Friday Round-Up is being hosted at Carol's Corner. See you there!

--Diane

7 comments:

I'm Jet . . . said...

Oh my! Love it so . . .

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Such an appropos poem for this time of year, when many of us are off from work and do indeed, have some extra time to ourselves!

Andy said...

Beautiful words. Beautiful picture. Jet's right. Oh, my!

Carol said...

I love those mornings when I wake up with nothing but coffee and poetry! Mmmm!

Tabatha said...

What a perfect poem for Mary Lee!

Mary Lee said...

I've been reading this poem every morning of break! Nine more delicious relaxed mornings to go!!

Thank you, Diane for this beautiful gift! (and the earrings you made, too!!)

Diane Mayr said...

I just got home. It's tough being at work on a Friday when so many of my friends are lazing around. I don't even have tomorrow to look forward to since it's my Saturday to work. Poor me...

I'm happy that everyone is able to connect with the poem! There's something universal about wanting a day with nothing to do.