Spring adds new life and new joy to all that is.
This year springtime brings fluctuating weather patterns and the burst of blooms earlier than expected. Tree-lined roads share their blossomed branches with passersby. Birds chirp, tweet, and spread their birdsong every morning. Spring welcomes warmth, color, and the renewal of life.
I cordially invite you to add your digital inspiration to
Springsations Gallery of Artistic Expressions.
The invitation with all information needed can be found HERE.
The deadline to offer original artistic expressions is April 30, 2023, the end of National Poetry Month.
I extend a thank you to Bob Hamera and Matt F. Esenwine for contributing their original image poems to my Springsations Gallery of Artistic Expressions Padlet. Their digital artistic expressions will become part of the Springsations Gallery.
I also extend a thank you to Marcie Flinchum Atkins and Irene Latham for sending me a postcard for National Poetry Month.
Sent by Irene Latham with illustration by Melanie Mikecz*****
Now it's time to stroll over to Jone MacCulloch's blog who is this week's Poetry Friday host. I am eager to visit her National Poetry Month project, Classic Found Poetry Palooza. There are interesting poems created from different classics.
Please consider offering a poetic/digital artistic expression for Springsations Gallery.
Please stop by my blog on April 17, 2023, Day 17 of this year's Progressive Poem will be at my blog. I am looking forward to reading the line Linda Baie will add to the poem that she will pass on to me.
I love your poem. Appreciation really is what it's all about, isn't it? Without it, we just don't see what's there and think that nothing is, but it is...ReplyDelete
Lou, I am glad to make your acquaintance. Appreciation and gratitude are two important words when I think about earth's bounty and majesty. Thank you for joining me here.Delete
Lou, I added two different comments to your PF blog but they seemed to have vanished. Did you receive them on your end?Delete
I did, thank you! I have to approve comments before they show up.Delete
Carol, each spring day is like a surprise because you never know what new beauty decides to make an appearance since the day before. Thank you for including my poem in your post.ReplyDelete
Bob, your flower collage and poem bring the bounty of spring's promise to a reality. In designing this blog, I decided to add your name to the digital inspiration and brighten the font so your poem could be showcased with brilliance. I hope you approve. I am updating the padlet with your work.Delete
Thank you for sharing this invitation-- and for the word "springsations" to brighten my day! We're planting some bushes today... maybe something will spark... Happy Poetry Friday!ReplyDelete
Sarah, I certainly would love to read your poetic thoughts on planting. The soil in Northern Virginia is clay and very hard to dig. My arthritic hands are inflamed and sore so I asked the gardener to plant for me. Have a wonderful week.Delete
I'm still waiting, Carol, for those Springsations! We are very late this year, but recent warm weather has brought some leafing out! Hoping I can send soon! I love what you shared, fills me with hope!ReplyDelete
Hope is what we all need, Linda. Spring is here in Virginia. Today, we took a beautiful walk along the nature trail. I took photos and words were popping in and out of my head. (along with thoughts on your wonderful line for the PP that takes the poem to a new route.) I hope Spring settles soon in Denver.Delete
Carol, thank you for sharing your Springsations invitation again. I shared a poem today. I appreciated Bob's and Matt's poems. I love the idea of May being a door into summer, school days soon to come to an end. The postcards are precious, and how fun to get them in the mail!ReplyDelete
Denise, I am sorry that I am late in responding. We are finishing our new build's attic and the construction workers came unexpectedlyDelete
yesterday. I did see your poem and it was a sweet surprise. Thank you for bringing your poetic goodness to the Springsations Gallery.
I love the surprises of spring...all those pretty, pretty colors. You are more than welcome to use the artwork I sent you in your gallery. Happy Spring!ReplyDelete
Linda, I have not been able to see any artwork you sent me. Where did you send it? (your Word Padlet maybe???) Please let me know because I want to add your work to the gallery.Delete
Carol... your collections are always amazing. I'll look for something to send. Thanks for sharing all these treasures today. Irene's hippo made me laugh, and Marcie's magnolias speak to all those in my neighborhood, bursting with life.ReplyDelete
Karen, I would love one of your image poems for Springsations. Check out my padlet at https://padlet.com/cvarsalona/springsations-gallery-of-artistic-expressions-vol-2-for-npm--kf5c2nia2mez8d1nDelete
"Spring steps forth" - says it all, Carol! And of course "BE present." I love that I keep finding your BE woven into your words. I am on my way to Highlights tomorrow - hope I'll find words to add to your padlet!ReplyDelete
“Magical springsations” and surprise, both capture Spring splendidly Carol, along with the abundance of bird 🎵 songs, thanks for all these treasures!ReplyDelete
Carol, thank you for this uplifting post! Spring has given way to winter again here in Northern Wisconsin where we expect 6-12 inches overnight. Perhaps there is something in the springsations there waiting to sprout! I love your creativity and open invitations. Finally, thank you, thank you for making me feel "part of it all" with your earlier comments tonight on Medium.ReplyDelete
Your post is a blooming with spring sunshine. Thank you, Carol. And thanks for the invitation to contribute to your Springstations padlet. :)ReplyDelete
I love the "Be present" in the last line. All of these surprises really are a "present" for us to see.ReplyDelete
I hope to submit a spring offering by the 30th.ReplyDelete
By any chance did you send an image poem to the Springsations Padlet? I have one that is marked Anonymous and not signed on the image poem.Delete
Thanks for sharing my poem, Carol, and Happy Spring! Loved your etheree - interesting that we both are imagining "stepping" through the season.ReplyDelete
Stepping through spring has been up and down weather. Today, I know it's spring by the pollen in the air but it surely feels like summer here. I am thrilled to share one of your new poems, Matt. Have a great weekend.Delete
It's a treat to wander over and see one of your galleries beginning to take shape. Spring certainly gives much to write about with its constant parade of new arrivals and celebratory colors. Magical springsations, for sure!ReplyDelete
I’m late responding here. Your collections are always spectacular, Carol. Love Matt’s description of May as a brown door. So unexpected. I feel the celebration of life and color in the offerings from you and Bob. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Not sure why I’m anonymous-it’s Rose C above.ReplyDelete