Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Found Poetry - A Tribute to Terje

It's Poetry Friday, and I am continuing to embrace the challenge of sharing something poetry each week.  Join Katie at The Logonauts for the this week's round-up.  

My one little word this year is RISE.  I believe in the power of positivity, and have made it my mission this year to lift others. Last month I wrote a tribute poem honoring Margaret Simon from Reflections on the Teche, using comments left from readers on her blog.

This week's Poetry Friday offering comes from the work of another online friend, 
Terje Akke at Just For a Month.

Last week Terje wrote a celebration post about the emotions of her week. Terje is from Estonia, and I remember once reading how she is sometimes unsure of her translation to English. But post after post, her words and images inspire me.

Her prose last week was so poetic, that I quickly went about writing a found haiku using her words and her image.  

"I have understood that capturing the dimensions and emotions of a week is as impossible as holding a snowflake on a fingertip. Moment follows a moment, each individual, the last the freshest and brightest, and even that moment melts into a drop of memory."

I hope you take a moment to visit Terje's blog.  This link here will take you to her "photos only" posts.  These images are breathtaking, and I promise you will find an abundance of inspiration.   When I look at her photos, I have no doubt there is a Creator.

Author's note:  Friday is a vacation for me, so I have been ahead one day this week.  Hence the reason why my PF post was ready a day early too!


  1. You are so sweet! It's 6:17 a.m. here in Estonia. You gave a wonderful start to my day. Thank you! Aitäh!

  2. This is such a wonderful idea, paying tribute with a found poem. Matt Forest Esenwine sent me a found poem from my own blog imprinted on my own image as a Winter Poetry Exchange. The words of Terje are so worthy of this artistic act.

  3. I love your idea of paying tribute with a found poem. Both Terje's words and your haiku are lovely.

  4. What a wonderful post. I love the haiku and the prose it came from. Glorious art to make of winter.

  5. I could use a dose of positivity in my life at the moment - your word of the year should be mine, too!

  6. Hooray for Terje and you, Leigh Anne - love the haiku.

  7. What beautiful words. No wonder they caught your attention and inspired your lovely haiku.

  8. Wonderful! I have often visited Terje's site and vice versa, though somehow recently we've not touched base. Time to reconnect! Thanks for your tribute today.