Wishing from Here to There
Most of the time
I'm perfectly content
to be right here.
But today, a fellow PF friend
set me off on a green
journey of jealousy.
casually mentioned she
is at CCIRA 2023.
When I clicked on the link,
I saw that Ruth Ayres is there,
and so is Lester Laminack
and Penny Kittle and Donalyn Miller
and more presenters I'd love to hear.
And my heart longs to be there
immersed in poetry and story,
a feast to restore my soul.
- Ramona Behnke
Carol at Beyond Literacy Link is hosting
this week's round-up of poetic goodness.
Dear Ramona, Oh, I so wish that we could be together here in this space. I head home tomorrow, but here in this hotel room tonight I am imagining us writing and laughing together. I am grateful to know you. Big hug. xoReplyDelete
Ramona, I was thinking the same thing. I was able to have unhurried visits with Linda Baie and Carol Wilcox. Of course I thought of you and doing dishes together in my kitchen. I miss you. Xo, RuthReplyDelete
It would have been so delightful, Ramona. My wish always is that we all lived right down the block. Ruth and I had a special time together but it didn't work out to connect with Amy. Maybe sometime!ReplyDelete
Ramona, my thoughts go back to NCTE when we met up and shared some lovely moments. Your poem is filled with wishes for all of us to be immersed in poetry and story.ReplyDelete
It would be lovely to be immersed in poetry and reading and writing with friends.ReplyDelete
Ramona, I take that "green journey of jealousy" all too often, especially when looking at photos of Spain online. I like your poem here!ReplyDelete
Oh, heck that was me, Susan Thomsen, above.ReplyDelete