Stormy Muse…

May 18, 2010


Monday Morning Muse: National Poetry Month Twitter Wrap-Up from @JadeBlackwater

May 3, 2010

In celebration of National Poetry Month this April I included an assortment of micropoetry @JadeBlackwater on Twitter. Throughout the month I also added the #STpoem hashtag in order to share my poetry with the Seattle Times Twitter Poetry Contest.

Below is a complete reprint of the micropoetry from @JadeBlackwater for April 2010. Line breaks have been restored where ‘ / ‘ was used in the feed.

What I enjoyed most about tweeting micropoetry for NaPoMo was the excuse to share a poetic response to my day. Unlike my usual tweets—which are mostly prepared and scheduled in advance—the poems I tweeted in April were sent as soon as composed. Like all journal entries, these poems each keep a story.

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———-7:29 AM Apr 2nd

salamander season

surprise morning snow

safe in the ash white world

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———-11:35 PM Apr 6th

cold wheelbarrow

rests in slivered light

beneath watchful moon

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———-10:14 AM Apr 8th

Ariolimax columbianus poetess

sentences congeal in sticky opalescence

while she explores the shady sweetness

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———-10:25 AM Apr 9th

twitter and flutter at sunrise

pluck juicy jewels from willing boughs

connect puddle to balsam breath

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———-10:04 AM Apr 12th

New Moon rain licks the waiting Earth

awakens old dust and fresh oil

whispers sweet darkness in waiting

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———-2:55 PM Apr 13th

Crack open the wriggling mass

scoop your brains with a seafood fork

then fling the meat into the fire!

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———-9:26 AM Apr 15th

palms open skyward

broadcast gratitude

“cheer-up, cheerily!”

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———-2:01 AM Apr 20th

this fine rain

my silver lining

bring me the wet word

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———-6:45 PM Apr 20th

visceral papillon inspiration

wing across green seas from distant gold shores

when desperation sings “Hurry, flurry!”

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———-1:32 PM Apr 21st

sacred grey showers

answer the hedge call

to-wheeeee! meewww?

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———-3:35 PM Apr 22nd

twist your wrists with the Balsam cottonwood

dance in rhythm with Douglas squirrel chatter

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———-11:51 AM Apr 23rd

cool garden beckons

branches all whisper

sweet huckleberry perfume

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———-9:05 AM Apr 24th

two-stroke engine growls

breathfuls of dust bite the air

cut grass flickers past

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———-7:03 AM Apr 26th

full moon approaches

earth groans and ripples

tickled and provoked

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———-10:50 AM Apr 27th

Thunderheads hasten

wrap rainy arms ’round the world

squeeze the sparking sky

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———-8:03 PM Apr 28th

reassuring shick-shick

of your rake

reminder

of presence

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March 22, 2010


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September 8, 2009

Late Summer Signs: Six-Petaled Pumpkin Blossom, Copyright © 2009 Jade Leone Blackwater


Monday Morning Muse

August 31, 2009

Late Summer Corn Stalks, Copyright © 2009 Jade Leone Blackwater


Monday Morning Muse

August 10, 2009

Sunrise Sunflower, Copyright © 2009 Jade Leone Blackwater


Secrets Among the Trees: The Festival of the Trees Returns to Arboreality

August 5, 2009
The Festival of the Trees 39 will be hosted here at Arboreality on the theme of Secrets.
But first, the current Festival of the Trees:
The Festival of the Trees 38 comes to us from Chennai, India compliments of Arati at Trees , Plants and more. Highlights for me include a peek at the Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), so beloved in my former Pennsylvania home, the evergreen Christmas tree farms of North Carolina, and the Jack Fruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus), a tree whose equal I have never seen. And then, there’s the mango tree reputed to be “3500 years old [and] bears fruit of a different taste in each branch.”
Thank you, Arati, for bringing us such arboreal diversity and splendor!
Coming up next:
The Festival of the Trees 39 brings this green blog carnival back to Arboreality.
This month’s theme: Secrets
Forests, farms, gardens, urban trees, and ancient-rock-clinging-wind-whipped Bristlecone pine stands can be an escape, a place to hide, a space to rest, a home for buried treasure. This month, I invite you to reveal a small glimpse of a secret among the trees. Consider the quiet spots you go to sit, the trees which have stood in silent observation of the events of your life, the aromatic memory of the garden from a place you have visited. With word, image, sound, or otherwise inspired creation, give us a peek at what you see, or what you can imagine.
Gather your tree-materials, post online, and send me the link:
trees[at]brainripples[dot]com
Deadline for submissions is August 28, 2009.
Questions, comments, suggestions? Drop me an email.

Nest in Young Hemlocks, Copyright © 2009 Jade Leone Blackwater

The Festival of the Trees 39 will be hosted in September 2009 at Arboreality  – Tree Blogging on the theme of Secrets.

But first, the current Festival of the Trees:

The Festival of the Trees 38 comes to us from Chennai, India compliments of Arati at Trees , Plants and more. Highlights for me include a peek at the Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), so beloved in my former Pennsylvania home, the evergreen Christmas tree farms of North Carolina, and the Jack Fruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus), a tree whose equal I have never seen. And then, there’s the mango tree reputed to be “3500 years old [and] bears fruit of a different taste in each branch.”

Thank you, Arati, for bringing us such arboreal diversity and splendor!

Coming up next:  The Festival of the Trees 39 brings this green blog carnival back to Arboreality – Tree Blogging created by yours truly, writer and naturalist Jade Leone Blackwater from the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

This month’s theme:  Secrets

“Forests, farms, gardens, urban trees, and ancient-rock-clinging-wind-whipped Bristlecone pine stands can be an escape, a place to hide, a space to rest, a home for buried treasure. This month, I invite you to reveal a small glimpse of a secret among the trees. Consider the quiet spots you go to sit, the trees which have stood in silent observation of the events of your life, the aromatic memory of the garden from a place you have visited. With word, image, sound, or otherwise inspired creation, give us a peek at what you see, or what you can imagine.”

Gather your tree-materials, post online, and send the link to Jade Blackwater:

trees[at]brainripples[dot]com

Deadline for submissions is August 28, 2009.

Questions, comments, suggestions?  Contact Jade.

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The Festival of the Trees is a monthly blog carnival for all things arboreal. Like other blog carnivals, The Festival of the Trees is a collection of links to blog posts and other spots on the web, hosted each month at a different blog. To learn how to take part in the festivities, please visit The Festival of the Trees coordinating blog.

We are seeking volunteers to host The Festival of the Trees #40 and beyond! This is a great way to broaden your audience, and of course – have fun in the trees.

To learn more, contact Dave (bontasaurus[at]yahoo[dot]com) and Pablo (editor[at]roundrockjournal[dot]com), and visit the Volunteer to Host page for details.