It’s another Thankful Thursday – and another chance to talk about how thankful we are here at my house. Thankful because so far we’re outrunning the virus – doing the right things to keep all of us and each other safe. My Mom had a regular checkup yesterday and her doctor told her that our County is doing REALLY WELL with doing the right things…..I think that’s what Mom and Dad would say based on what they see when they are doing the grocery shopping every Sunday……..and the rare occasion they go to WalMart for stuff they can’t get at the grocery. People are very conscious about giving each other the proper space AND everyone is wearing a mask.
I’m also of course super thankful that Angel Sammy is with me 24/7 and watching out for us. I just KNOW he is. He’s also continuing to write to me every week with his poem and photo for next Poetic Thursday. He said ALL the Angels are working overtime to keep their “on Earth” families safe.
Happy Thursday Poetry Lovers!
You might notice a difference in our Poetry Corner poster………….Teddy told me that I should be proud of my wings and halo as an Angel so instead of hiding them I’m letting it all hang out!
Hope you’ve all had a good week since we met here last. I know you are all being super careful these days – we Angels are proud of you. Keep up the good work. Also I hope you keep participating in our poetry get-togethers every week. Just to remind you, below is the photo that I gave you to use for this week’s poem. Did you write one? Great – let us know in comments that you did and give us a link. We want to read what you wrote! Before I show you my poem, I wanted to give you the meaning of the word Geisha – which is what this beautiful woman in the painting is:
A geisha is a traditional Japanese entertainer. Often confused with a courtesan, or a prostitute, geisha instead are known for their distinct make-up and attire, their elegant and graceful dance, and their demure conversation. Evolving in the mid-eighteenth century, from the pleasure houses of Japan where courtesans would entertain the samurai, the first geisha were actually men, who entertained the guests with drums and music. However, the men were gradually replaced with female dancers, referred to as geiko, who proved much more successful and popular. The term geiko is still used to refer to senior geisha who have passed all their exams; junior geisha still in training are called maiko.
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©July 8, 2020
Lovely lady so talented and bright
Won’t you entertain us this magical night?
Songs, dance and tradition light up your smile
How graceful and pleasant to have you with us for a while.
The ancient art of the Geisha is giving way to modern ways
But we hope the gentle beauty of Japan will always stay.
I love the colors in this painting of a Geisha. The bright cherry blossoms and incredible colors are wonderful accompaniments to the dance of this traditional entertainer and just make her “pop” with personality. She looks like she’s enjoying herself – which means those she entertains will enjoy watching her and having her company.
Now for next week’s photo…………..hope you will enjoy working with this one too! I love Norman Rockwell paintings – they SAY SO MUCH……..what do you think is going on in the minds of the three in this photo??? Will make for fun poetry.
So I’ll see you next week – stay very safe and stay strong……………………..
Love forever, Angel Sammy
So wonderful to hear from you Angel Sammy………………..I’ll see you in my dreams!!