— smell of rain
flowers nod their heads
— robins call cheer-up
— two rainbows
Copyright © 2021-02-27, by Lizl Bennefeld.
The end of a long week. Last weekend and Monday, the first of March, I enjoyed my busy schedule. As I mentioned early last weekend, February is National Haiku Writing Month (nahaiwrimo), and I attended both the Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon haiku poetry readings via Zoom. Between the two sessions, I read seven haiku that I wrote during February 2021. I saw again several poets I know from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA, lifetime member). I think that I would like to meet online with them and others more often than I have in the past. While I do not feel equal to extensive involvement in organizations, anymore, the social interaction is something I believe I’m still up to.
On Monday evening, I enjoyed a celebration of Saint David’s Day held by Jo Walton and friends online that featured two sessions of musical performances and poetry readings by various participants. St. David is the Patron Saint of Wales. (My Owen ancestors left Wales to settle in upper New York, I think, in the mid-1600s.)
Since then, I have been relaxing. Catching up on sleep and solitude. Reading a lot and napping with the Scampers. The dogs enjoy curling up on the footrest of my recliner, but if I turn over too often, they get down from the chair and move under the footrest, and so I have to be careful, getting up.
The weather, here, has taken a turn toward the warm. The snow is rapidly melting, and the air quality has disimproved, again. Supposedly, it will clear up over the weekend. I should have grabbed one of my cotton face masks on my way back to my chair, Right now, Thaddeus has settled on my legs, again, and so I may just take another nap.
I look forward to the coming weekend for more than improved air quality. Tomorrow afternoon, there is a social hour on Zoom, again, with Liz Danforth and patrons from across the globe. And I look forward to meeting for worship, which I did not attend, last weekend, in favor of the NaHaiWriMo poetry readings. I do hope there such gatherings at the end of next February, also. Enjoyed it.
This past week, I have reread books by Steven Gould that I have not looked at for a long time. That is, I had no electronic editions: Exo and Impulse. Also, I am rereading the last two books in L.E. Modesitt Jr.’s Imager Portfolio series. Al bought a set of headphones for me for my computer, and so I went online to listen again to more recent works of Tokio Myers on his YouTube channel. Lovely stuff, but I find I must turn off the pulsing lights added to some of the pieces. Aside from classics, my husband’s musical tastes and mine don’t match up. With the headset, I can turn up the volume.
I have made more space on this website and hope to do more of my blogging here, again, rather than on the WordPress blog.
I’m happy that you’ve stopped in. I look forward to looking in on many of the other Weekend Coffee Share posts, this weekend.
P.S. Natalie at Natalie the Explorer is our current host for weekend coffee share. Her post for this week may be found here, https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2021/03/05/doors-in-morocco/, along with the InLinkz link party link for this weekend.
7 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, 2021-03-05”
I enjoyed your post Liz…when I was in school, I used to enjoy Haiku and simple poetry, but got out of it…it was fun to read some of yours. Sounds like you had a nice week.
I did enjoy the weekend. Still not back in the swing of things, but I did write a poem, this morning. I am not sure whether the reading is more fun or the writing of the poems. (Leaning toward the writing, these days.) Thanks for stopping by, and best wishes for the week!
Hi Lizl, I do miss pets in my lap. We’ve collected allergies as we got older and now having either cats or dogs inside is just a bad idea for us. I do miss just having them around.
Thanks for the visit.
The poem at the top is lovely! I think it is wonderful that you are writing and socialising so much in a Covid friendly way 🙂 Thank you for the coffee!
Sounds like you had a good combo of being busy and having time to rest and relax. I hope the weather and air quality improve where you are. Thank you for linking with #WeekendCoffeeShare. Have a great weekend!
At work, I’m planning a poetry activity for the volunteers at my work for National Poetry Month next month. I know writing poetry can be intimidating, maybe I can encourage them to write some haikus for our community board.
That sounds like a good idea, Julie. Simple guidelines for beginners, and enough room for depth and imagination.