Invitation to Poetry: A Celebration of Springtime!

Welcome to the Abbey’s 65th Poetry Party!

Liz RasmussenI select an image and suggest a theme/title and invite you to respond with your own poem. Scroll down and add it in the comments section below. Feel free to take your poem in any direction and then post the image and invitation on your blog (if you have one), Facebook, or Twitter, and encourage others to come join the party!  (If you repost the photo, please make sure to include the credit link below it and link back to this post inviting others to join us).

This month we are celebrating the arrival of springtime in the northern hemisphere (or a springtime of the soul if spring feels far away where you live).

Your invitation is to write an Ode to Springtime or other poetic way of honoring the gifts and call of the season.  Write a poem in celebration of the earth’s and soul’s turning toward the time of blossoming.  Share it below in the comments with the Abbey community.

Photo Credit: “Pink and Sparkly” by Alizabeth Rasmussen of Faith Squared

(please use this credit if you repost this invitation on your blog and link back to the Abbey as well – thank you!)

On Friday, May 10th  I will draw a name at random from those who participate and the winner will receive a signed copy of Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice directly from me in Ireland!

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