Michael Blair #ButterflyKisses
Today’s #ButterflyKisses story honors the work of Michael Blair, of Austin, TX. He worked as a writer and director in advertising for over 50 years. Recently, he has written over 800 poems to “lift people’s spirits.”
Since August 2, 2020, Michael has written a new poem every day. He decided that he could make a positive impact on people’s lives during COVID.
His poetry has changed over time. It began about COVID survival and has evolved to featuring messages about spirituality and nature, trees, earth. His poems encourage people to get out and experience and explore what the earth has to offer.
Michael has received positive feedback on his poetry and has increased his following every day. Since his Facebook page is open to the public, you can share with your friends and family.
Now you can start your day by reading Michael’s new poems posted on his Facebook Page. Every day he writes a new poem and posts it with an image to share with the world.
It’s not a blog but is an open page so you can request to be friends with Michael and once he accepts you, the poems are available for you and your friends and family.
Michael will release a book of 150 poems in the spring of 2023. It is called Arrangement of Words: Poems in the Time of COVID. We will post information when his book is published.
Join us in honoring the work of Michael Blair with our #ButterflyKisses.
Here’s Michael’s New Year’s Day poem.
The new year is a blank book
There is nothing written there
A story waiting calmly to unfold
The words are all at hand
For us to assemble and to share
Perhaps a gentler story will be told
We hope the cast of characters
Who show up in our book
Will play their parts
All thoughtful, fair and kind
And this time next year
When we read
The story that we wrote
May ‘23 lay gentle on our mind
Happy New Year dear friends
*Many thanks to Marianne Rochelle for introducing us to Michael Blair.