First things first. I wish I had enough notecards to send a package to each of you who entered the giveaway, but, alas, I do not. (Thank you all for your kind words). The winners, chosen at random, are...Simone and Jeanneke. Please send your snail mail address to sewandsowlife(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get the cards into the mail as soon as I can.
Today is the first day of National Poetry Month! Read about the celebrations here. I love, love, love poetry and will share links to some of my favorite poets this month and I look forward to seeing who love, too.
For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry. Yes, indeed.
-from A Poetry Handbook, by Mary Oliver (I'll be looking for this book at our local library).
Were any of you fooled today?