I’ve been invited to speak about writing poetry, invited to present my poetry in various capacities, and today I received a text message inviting me to install Pop-Up-Poetry! And just as I’m about to call it my first invite, I realize it isn’t, but the common denominator is the friend that invited me… both times. The first was at the library. The second is an outdoor location, in proximity to this lovely Easter tree along the Southbay trail that follows Bellevue Creek out to Okanagan Lake, in Kelowna.
I have such wonderful friends, some who like poetry, and some who don’t. I love my friends equally, but on this occasion I want to send a shout out to my friend who actively seeks me out and reminds me to get out there with my work.
Thank you, dear Susan, my bookie, artsy, gardening, and encouraging friend. And I’ll be out there later today, I promise. After I finish writing this post, and staining the fence. Yes, then I will go.
UPDATE: DONE. INSTALLED. POEMS IN LITTLE PLASTIC JACKETS TO PROTECT FROM RAIN. FOR YOU TO DISCOVER AT YOUR LEISURE.
If you have an artist friend, remember most of us are introverted, and can at times become reclusive. Invite us out. Drag us out. We will thank you.