This week I am editor of the Tuesday Blog. This poem is a spontaneous outpouring of poetivity in honour of Tuesday Poets!
Poets like whales often move in pods
some are odd
prefer to swim alone.
Others hover often
in the sky
write of pie
and its influence on eagles
flying upside down.
Sometimes these whale poets find themselves
on the beach
but being what they are
at once pull out a pencil and take notes.
cover them in wet rags
try to float
(c) Helen McKinlay
This week I am editor of the Tuesday Blog. This blog is curated by Mary McCallum and Claire Beynon. Thirty poets belong and we all get a turn at editing The Hub or front page. I thought I would have to wait much longer for my turn but I didn’t. 🙂 For my turn, I chose The Cheese Room, a stunning poem by Judy Brown, a new light on the scene of British poetry. Here it is on Tuesday Poem
It’s a lovely thing, to be trusted with other people’s poetry. Poets are the most generous of creatures. Maybe it’s because most of them do it for love as for most of us it is not a money spinner.
I belong to four poetry groups at present…Airing Cupboard Women’s Poets in Christchurch, Boulder Writers in Nelson, and Golden Bay writers Group. The fourth group is the awesome online poetry community known as The Tuesday Poets. I also have affiliations to Live Poets at The Mussel Inn Golden Bay, Nelson Live Poets and in Christchurch, Poetry For Pudding (a live poets group), was my baby.
The Tuesday Poetry Blog is a great place to be. I have to say thank you to the curators Mary and Claire and to all the poets for the huge selection of really good poetry that appears each week. Sometimes I think it more than I can handle as I am so blown away. But what a great way to go! I’ll curl up in a bunch of poems any day and take flight.
So I need to say thank you to everyone for the inspiration and also for the support in the way of encouraging comments that fly around the blogosphere each week one to another. If you haven’t run away already please return to TuesdayPoem and check out the sidebar where we Tuesday Poets live.