Violet Nesdoly at VioletNesdoly/Poems is our lovely host today for Poetry Friday. She says she is trying to organize, an admirable New Year's Resolution. Violet's poems are quite organized and always clever, so I'm not quite sure she needs that goal. Thanks for hosting, Violet!
This is a simple post today, a thank you with praise. I've never really met Tabatha Yeatts, but I feel I know her through her wonderfully eclectic posts, see TabathaYeatts: The Opposite of Indifference, that teach me something every week. She tells of music and art, and, of course, poetry. She is full of energy and ideas, and Tabatha follows through with those ideas. Last summer, she facilitated a poetry swap where we were paired and shared three poems throughout the summer with our 'buddies'. For the Christmas season, we again were paired, if we chose to sign up, and sent a gift and a poem to the person Tabatha had so intuitively paired us with. I posted about my lovely surprises from Laura Shovan at Author Amok last week.
In that busy holiday season, Tabatha not only created this special time for us, she also sent us each an original poem and photo. I have had an incredible time these past months, including some challenges with my husband who entered a nursing home last spring because he suffers from Parkinson's Disease with dementia. In the fall, I found a new beautiful home closer to him, my work, and my daughter and family. And so I moved mid-December from my home of 34 years. Many things have been accomplished, and more are still to be done, but I'm on my way!
I have posted about these times before, and Tabatha knew the changes that were occurring. James Russell Lowell is credited with these words: "All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action." I believe poets are some of the most thoughtful people, and certainly Tabatha is a poet! I am grateful to her. Here is the poem she sent: