Sunday, February 3, 2008
Six More Weeks
The groundhog definitely saw his shadow in Washington DC yesterday, a happy portent if you ask me, since we don't really have winter anymore. Am I asking for an ice storm and lots of wind, just to spite me? Hope not! I just meant, damn that global warming.
The silent poetry reading was again a smashing success. Both Deborah Oak and I got around to as many blogs as possible. We read poetry all day long, offered thanks. What a wonderful responsibility. But I don't think either of us managed to find all the poetry that was published yesterday. Isn't that great??
Of course I checked out the pages of my blog kin and friends, but I also enjoyed that feeling of being a monkey swinging through the jungle, going to blogs from links in the comment section of Oak's and my blogs, or finding links on other people's blogs to follow, then grabbing another link from a blog I've never seen before. Hand over hand through the blog jungle is lots of fun.
As always the knitters came out in force. The knitters are a very special subculture of the blog realm. Pagans, too, made a mighty showing yesterday. And then of course there were plenty of offerings from regular folks like me who happen to like poetry.
Just like last year and the year before, I am dazzled by the intelligence, artfulness and generosity of bloggers. I am so grateful for this once a year luxury of poetry. THANK YOU ALL!! Now - onwards and upwards to spring!