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Friday, November 21, 2008

Poetry Friday: Changing Light (an original poem)

Welcome to Poetry Friday, everyone! This is my first time hosting, so please forgive me if I'm a little poem crazy. There's a linky widget below.

Today's poem is one I wrote when first dating my husband and painted it into a canvas for him. At the time, he rented a house with a view of Lake Union in the middle of downtown Seattle, so we would watch the boats and sunsets and sip our glasses of Shiraz. Sigh. We just celebrated our 9th anniversary.

Changing Light

I can relate us to the changing light.
Because it is summer.
Because this is something new.
Your waking wistful
Morning murmur
Converges with the first light
Of many things.
The light is young.
My murmur, mixed
With water and wine,
Is a twilight set in streaks of
Pink and Plum.
What I cannot relate is
The fleetingness of light,
Or the calmness of this sea.
The night has yet to come.

Copyright Holly Cupala, all rights reserved.

Post your poetry link here!

[Update: darn, Mr. Linky crashed my blog...better tech next time...sorry!]

49 comments:

  1. So you're doing it old-school; fitting that I post again after a few months of no PF posts.

    Here I am: http://yzocaet.blogspot.com/2008/11/poetry-friday-hip-hop-speaks-to.html

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  2. Congrats on your anniversary! Beautiful poem.

    I'm in with an original sestina, Snowbound.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Hi! Thanks for hosting. I'm in with a picture book written in renga. The link is here.

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  4. Hey Holly!

    I love your poem!

    Here's my original poem in honor of Janet Wong.

    Thanks so much!

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  5. Nice.

    I'm in this week with some "Nosferatu Blues," a little antidote for Twilighters, perhaps?

    http://fomagrams.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/poetry-friday-nosferatu-blues/

    Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Here's one from Jone MacCulloch at http://deowriter.wordpress.com and http://maclibrary.edublogs.org:


    http://maclibrary.edublogs.org/2008/11/21/poetry-friday-elation/

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  7. Thanks for hosting the roundup this week.

    At Wild Rose Reader, I've posted ten original list poems for Tricia's Poetry Stretch.

    http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2008/11/poetry-friday-list-poems.html


    At Blue Rose Girls, i have a poem written by Sherman Alexie entitled "Defending Walt Whitman."

    http://bluerosegirls.blogspot.com/2008/11/poetry-friday-defending-walt-whitman.html

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  8. Thanks for hosting, Holly.
    Love your poem!
    Here's my Poetry Friday link. I write about wonderfual books for teachers/librarians/parents to read aloud to kids.
    http://www.jillcorcoran.blogspot.com/

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  9. Thanks for hosting, Holly, honey. Oooh, nice alliteration, right?

    I'm doing my standard seasonal moaning and groaning over on the Fire Escape, trying to devour the winter sun through the power of poetry.

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  10. Oh, I forgot to say that I love your poem, and for reminding me that marriage can be like good wine, better with the years.

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  11. Thanks for hosting, Holly. I have an Arthurian poem by Francis Brett Young at Ink for Lit.

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  12. I'm in with Cynthia Rylant's GOD WENT TO INDIA

    THANKS for hosting. Love your poem and painting!


    http://traciezimmer.livejournal.com/

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  13. Bad Mr. Linky! (That's why I always host the old-fashioned way. It's not as easy, but I know it works!)

    I'm in today with an original poem.
    How I Write

    Thanks for hosting!

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  14. Enjoyed your poem! I am submitting one today for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your Friday everyone!

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  15. Thanks for hosting, Holly!

    I've got an original (and originally blogged 2 years ago)...

    Thankful

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  16. Hi, I'm in with an original poem in the Japanese form of choka. Thanks!
    http://ldkwritetime.blogspot.com

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  17. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    I have a collection of Thanksgiving poems here:
    http://barbarah.wordpress.com/2008/11/20/more-thanksgiving-poems/

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  18. Hi, Holly.

    Sorry about the crash. Let's try this again...I've got Elizabeth Coatsworth's "Swift Things Are Beautiful" with a related classroom lesson on stanzas.

    http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2008/11/amok-in-third-grade-day-3.html

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  19. I have "The Three-Decker", a poem by Kipling that I discovered a couple months ago.

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  20. Hiya, Holly. What a romantic story, and poem, and painting. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting.

    7-Imp is in with "Waving Goodbye" by Elizabeth Spires. And a bit of jealousy over your blog title.

    http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=1506

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  21. Sorry about the tech troubles. Here's my link again, if you need it: Dog Music

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  22. Thank you so much for hosting, but moreover, for sharing a personal poem! I like the pink and the plum morning. :)

    I picked a passage from a verse novel - Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell @ Bildungsroman

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  23. I'm jumping on the bandwagon with my fave, Wallace Stevens.

    http://carolrhoda.blogspot.com/2008/11/where-i-jump-on-poetry-friday-bandwagon.html

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  24. Thanks for hosting. A little fall poetry for the little ones:

    Autumnblings by Douglas Florian

    http://kiddosandbooks.blogspot.com/2008/11/book-autumnblings.html

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  25. Thanks for hosting the round-up, Holly. I'm in this week with Not Quite a Poem over at The Drift Record.
    http://julielarios.blogspot.com/

    Would someone be willing to teach me how to highlight the name of my blog in a comment like this & have it connect automatically? I see that several people in these comments have done it. I can do it on my own blog because there's a doohickey to highlight up at the top, but I don't see how to do it when posting a comment on another blog.
    You can email me at julie@blackbox.elsewhere.org


    Thanks - I'm technically challenged (doohickey?) but not resistant to learning!

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  26. Thanks for hosting the roundup today, Holly!
    Here's my contribution:

    http://misserinmarie.blogspot.com/2008/11/apartment-house.html


    And I love the poem you posted. Lovely.

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  27. Kurious Kitty plants an earworm!

    www.kuriouskitty.blogspot.com

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  28. Muriel at The Write Sisters has a little Thanksgiving fun!

    www.thewritesisters.blogspot.com

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  29. I found a new poet this week and want to share! Enjoy "One Can Move Mountains" by Todd Bass and go to Todd's website to read or listen to more of his poetry.http://justsherry.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for hosting Holly and thank you so much for sharing the lovely, original poem and painting. Keep sharing your amazing gifts.

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  30. What a wonderful poem about light. I love the contrasts and compliments there. I posted an original "light" poem too: What I Would Photograph. Thanks for rounding us up!

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  31. Happy anniversary! The poem I've chosen today speaks to the senses much the same way yours does. From Blossoms by Li-Young Lee at http://yatyeechong.blogspot.com/

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  32. Tricia over at the Miss Rumphius Effect has challenged us to write/post a list poem today, so I've added one in over at The Drift Record julielarios.blogspot.com

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  33. Well, having been inspired by someones's blog post on Edward Lear, here's a silly one about a character in my Y/A series:

    http://www.rathascourage.com/2008/11/poetry-friday-herding-teachers-name.html

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  34. I'm in with some Croce-goodness. King's Song by Jim Croce.

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  35. Thanks for hosting! I have a review of Maya Angelou's poem, Amazing Peace, which has been made into a beautiful picture book.

    Carol
    carolwscorner.blogspot.com

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  36. Thanks, everybody, for stopping by for Poetry Friday!

    We have one last one, from Andrea at Just One More Book (www.justonemorebook.com):

    "Here's our contribution:
    http://www.justonemorebook.com/2008/11/21/everybody-got-their-somethin-bird/

    A chat about a beautifully illustrated picture book about loss, addiction and hope -- written in stirring, simple verse."

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  37. I'm late again in getting it up, but I'm in with Poem by William Carlos Williams.

    http://blogs.proteacher.net/discussions/forumdisplay.php?f=141

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  38. http://bookmineset.blogspot.com/2008/11/readers-diary-417-hermann-hesse-poems.html

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  39. I'm in with Poppies by Mary Oliver.

    http://hipwritermama.blogspot.com/2008/11/poetry-friday-poppies-by-mary-oliver.html

    Thanks for hosting, excellent job on the 5k, and keeping me on track--thank you! Beautiful poem! Hope you had a wonderful anniversary.

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  40. I'm in (a day late) with a quick original from the NCTE conference in San Antonio.

    http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2008/11/poetry-saturday-disconnected.html

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  41. Our contribution is a chat (and video) about the first-person-verse picture book
    Bird

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  42. I was in early, but as a result not at all. Here's the link to my interview of J. Patrick Lewis: http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/351295.html

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  43. A late comer to this poem, but not to its sentiment. Beautiful.

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