I Recite. 52 poems. 52 weeks. Week One.

My Gingko Leaf

My Gingko Leaf

Okay, here we go!
Marvin Bell’s These Green Going to Yellow
Tell me what you think of my new project. Crazy? Boring? Delightful? Why am I doing it?
I love hearing from you 🙂  

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About vsvevg

Hello, I'm Abby Smith. I started this blog in 2010 to write about the pursuit of a self-sustainable life in rural Mexico. In 2015, my then-husband and I moved to Nicaragua, where we created a successful farm-to-table and in-house charcuterie program for a high-end beach resort. In 2022, with mad butchery and cheese-making skills under my belt, I started a sustainable food systems consulting business. Happily, I also have more time for my first love-- writing about food and the complexities of the simple life.

8 thoughts on “I Recite. 52 poems. 52 weeks. Week One.

  1. Beautiful poem, beautifully recited! The chirping noises coming from outside were a wonderful touch, haha 🙂 You recite poetry well, not everyone does. Looking forward to more in the future.

  2. Oh Abby I LOVE this whole concept. How I love poetry! I listened three times. I have a hearing disability so it is me, not you. Then I looked up the poem so I could read the words and be sure I heard correctly. The squeaking sounds were a distraction until I read that it is piglets and then I fell head over heels in love.

    I so look forward to this year of poetry. I love the written word, the spoken word (isn’t it delicious to be read to?) – so powerful! I have always said words are medicine, and you quierda are a healer.

    Have you read Mark Nepo’s “I Bow To All”? I venture to say you offer that kind of friendship. I bow to you, your talent, your medicine, and your passion.



  3. I already love this year in poetry … makes me feel closer to you! You know how I am about poetry – basically lost – but how lovely to hear your voice move over the words. Perhaps I shall learn something!?

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