Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A poetic Wednesday Medley

Graphic by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings

Another Wednesday, and I'm glad for the opportunity to share in the Wednesday Medley hosted by Terri at Your Friend from Florida.  This is National Haiku poetry day, so why not head over to Terri's and get the the questions to answer them on your own blog?
1.  Haiku poetry is actually pretty easy to write.  Give it a try right here...
 Oh, let's see ...
 Mud season is ugly:  
My driveway's brown and oozy.  
Hope it dries out soon. 
2.  Haiku poetry aside, have you ever written a poem?  Will you share it with us?
I have written a few poems.  Here is a link to one of my favorites: A Birthday Moment.
3.  Do you have a favorite poet or does poetry usually make you yawn?
Robert Frost is probably my favorite poet, though there are others I enjoy.  I was just thinking today, for obvious reasons, of these lines from his poem Two Tramps in Mud Time:
"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March."
These lines could not describe today more perfectly!

4.  April 17  is National Ellis Island Family History Day, too,  Did any of your ancestors or relatives immigrate through Ellis Island from another country? 

Not that I know of.  Many of my ancestors immigrated from Scotland, but that was before Ellis Island existed.
5.  We also celebrate National Cheeseball Day on April 17th.  Do you have a favorite cheeseball recipe to share with us or have cheeseballs basically disappeared from parties today?  
Oh, I definitely do have a favorite cheese ball recipe to share.  I usually form it into two logs, though.  Seems easier and is less messy to serve.  It always seems to be well received at gatherings I take it to.  Here's the link: Festive Cheese Log.
Photo from Taste of Home.  It doesn't look exactly like my cheese logs, but close.
6.  If you want to share, please tell us something random about your week. 
 Let's see ... so far it's been pretty chilly.  Windy, too.  And it looks like a busy one, with food to prepare for Easter breakfast at church, and maybe a birthday party thrown in there too!
And so ends a poetic Wednesday Medley.  What a fun theme!


  1. The joy of poetry is that it captures a moment or a season or an experience in a few short words. That's why I prefer short poetry. Your Birthday poem is beautiful. It captured the moment more perfectly than a camera could have.

    Robert Frost is my favorite poet and specifically "The Road Not Taken." I think we New Englanders recognize his words so easily. Another New Hampshire poet is among my favorites: Jane Kenyon and specifically her poem "Let Evening Come."

    Hope that spring is progressing...yesterday was so cold and windy with that nasty wind and I had to be out in it. Brrrr... Today is much better and I am going to attempt doing a bit of yard work.

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet words about my Birthday poem. It was one of those moments with such clarity, I had to try and write about it.

      Yes, Robert Frost ... he actually once lived in our town in his younger years and I believe he taught at our local college.

      I looked up Jane Kenyon's poem "Let Evening Come" and it is lovely. I had not previously read much of her work -- maybe a couple of poems. I have read much more of her husband's (Donald Hall) work.

      Yes, spring is progressing. Today (Monday the 22nd) was gorgeous. I actually saw blooming daffodils in a sheltered area at my dad's place.

  2. What a lovely haiku.. I love all the pretty flower pics! Have a great Wednesday!

    1. Thanks, Jodi! And thanks for the visit!

  3. Thanks for joining in today, Mrs. T!! I love your Haiku poem!! Lots of usual followers seem to have stayed away from the poetry this week. :(

    1. That's funny, but I think you're probably right. I enjoyed joining in, myself, and found it a fun theme.

  4. I enjoyed your poems!

    1. Thank you so much! And thanks for the visit!

  5. Your haiku made me smile! Sp perfect for this time of year! Loved your answers! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks, Lori! It was just what came to mind as I considered nature and the outdoors as they are here in NH right now.

  6. Although I rarely leave a comment, I always look forward to reading your posts and am very appreciative of your writing, sharing life in New England. May you and your family be blessed with a joyous Easter...

    1. Linda, that is so nice of you to stop in and leave a comment this time. I am delighted to hear from you and am so thankful that you enjoy reading the posts here. I trust that you and yours enjoyed a blessed Easter as well.


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