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[Poetry Friday] “From Out the Cave” by Joyce Sutphen

Poem of the Week: From Out the Cave by Joyce Sutphen.

Fats here.

Happy Friday! Yesterday, Daniel and I went to his parents’ place, where we had a quiet and cozy Thanksgiving celebration. We had deviled eggs, mustard potato salad, lasagna with meat sauce, some honey barbecue chips, and carrot cake roll. You can say they’re not your typical Thanksgiving feast, but we had a good time, like we always do.

Like my double-feature on Thanksgiving, my Poetry Friday offering for today is about living a life of gratefulness and being aware of and thankful for the small things that otherwise go unnoticed. I discovered Joyce Sutphen’s poem, From Out the Cave, through The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Also, today is Day 4 of my sickness. (Insert sad face here.) I hope I’ll be able to crawl out from this cave soon! (See what I did there?)

A million thanks to Bridget of wee words for wee ones for hosting Poetry Friday round-up this week!

Background image above (cave) courtesy of Curriculum of Giving.

Layout and design courtesy of Canva.

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

4 comments on “[Poetry Friday] “From Out the Cave” by Joyce Sutphen

  1. kareneastlund4898

    Thanks for this post! I am a Joyce Sutphen fan also… had not seen this one, so am quite pleased to read it here.
    Best wishes to be out of the cave and healthy again soon!


  2. I am not familiar with Joyce Sutphen’s poetry, but I like this From Out the Cave poem very much. I think I’ve been spent a portion of my life ‘at war with myself but had forgotten why’. Thank you for sharing! =)


  3. Kay Mcgriff

    I hope you are feeling better. That is a fabulous poem. Thanks for sharing it.


  4. Thanks for the poem. There was another poem on another post on Poetry Friday about mindfulness, which this poem makes me think of. Though less than I used to, I still rush too much, and don’t attend like I might to a present task.


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