I love these little notes I get behind the scenes, about Every Day Poems. It is like a fine, sweet secret that makes me smile.
Sometimes people want to tell me about how a poem made them laugh, or gave them strength, or surprised them. I delight to read these correspondences. Maybe it’s that people have taken the extra effort to write, when they could just have well moved into their day with a poem in their pocket— end of story.
Today, I got a wonderful chuckle when I opened an email that must have been sent yesterday— an off day for the Every Day. (We don’t deliver on weekends. It gives people a chance to catch up on their poems from the week. And it’s just… nice to have two days off.)
Anyway, this note was from NanceMarie. She subscribed on Friday, after our day’s delivery, and by Sunday she’d sent this…
so, is it really every day?
or just monday thru friday?
still waiting…kinda patiently…well, not really at all patiently.
There is something about Nance’s way with words that always makes me smile, even laugh out loud. So I asked her, “Can I run these words at Tweetspeak?” And she kindly said…
what ever you want. you have my (as camel would say) “permish.”
got my first everyday today 🙂 yea!
Now that is the kind of poetry-love that makes me want to keep doing the Every Day. It’s a yea that makes my day. 🙂
Post by L.L. Barkat. Visit L.L. at Seedlings in Stone, for more on writing, poetry, art and life.
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