Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! It feels like we’ve been getting snow every other day here in the Philly ‘burbs, giving February an extra surreal, Groundhog’s Day kind of flavor. And I know we’ve got it pretty easy compared to other parts of the United States right now. The ice has been pretty vicious to my neighbors in the southern part of the country, especially Texas.
One of the things I’m trying to do is remind myself that February (and this time of isolation) isn’t going to last forever. My friends and I keep talking about things we’re going to do when this is done to keep our spirits up. I’ve already promised to make special hot chocolate recipe for a friend of my Darling Youngest when we’ve all had our vaccinations (thanks Magaly for that recipe!) and a couple of friends of mine are contemplating day tripping to Philly’s Chinatown. What about you? Are there any future plans that add a little brightness to your day?
This upcoming Wednesday Rosemary will invite us to try a new poetic form, the Waltmarie, which allows for two poems in one (or two variations on the same theme). If you’d rather use prose, you could try an embedded narrative arranged in any way you choose.
Now it’s time to share all your word-filled wonders! I’m taking words old and new, poetry and prose, fiction or non-fiction. Just remember, one entry per person and if you chose to share a prose piece, please keep it to 369 words or fewer.