Friday, October 22, 2010
It's a big weekend for the KidLitoSphere. Caboodles of KitLit bloggers will convene in Minneapolis for KidLitCon, which starts tonight.
I was that close to joining a Poetry Friday panel (and was honored to be asked) but I was fairly certain this wouldn't be a good weekend for me to travel, and I was right. So, while I will not be in Minneapolis, I'll be thinking of some dear friends and Poetry Friday pals who will be, hoping that they have a grand time and take home loads of literary and poetic memories.
On to Poetry Friday here at home ...
My poem this week is a poignant one from Jane Kenyon, and I'm sending it out to my friend, Suzie Andres, who, like me, loves Kenyon's work and the One who is "mercy clothed in light."
Notes from the Other Side
by Jane Kenyon
I divested myself of despair
and fear when I came here.
Now there is no more catching
one's own eye in the mirror,
there are no bad books, no plastic,
no insurance premiums, and of course
no illness. Contrition
does not exist, nor gnashing
Read the rest here, at Poets.org, and visit Andi at A Wrung Sponge for the round-up.