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haiku: country roads

country roads
reflections of light
from new steel roofs

Published in on down the road, Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology, edited by LeRoy Gorman.

I wrote this poem for EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015: The Year of Light, The Haiku Foundation.

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Daily writing prompt for June 6, 2023

Daily writing prompt
List three books that have had an impact on you. Why?

I pray the Psalms. And I have mentioned authors I have read for many years. Here are a few examples. I also read poetry journals and buy books from small presses.

Luci Shaw The Official Website

Jan Karon’s Mitford 

The Mitford Museum was founded by Jan Karon.

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Daily writing prompt for June 3, 2023

Daily writing prompt
How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?

Sometimes when proofreading a post, it is helpful to be sure my work is saved, and then let the post rest for a time. This could be a short time – simply looking at the beautiful Norway spruce tree by the window. I also read aloud, and may see how I can edit and create a more clear post. I enjoy books and journals in my home library, and from our local library, as well as time here. Work in the kitchen and around the house. Gratitude and hope.

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haiku: looking at trees

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

My haiku was published at Poems From Psalms And Nature on May 16, 2012. Reprinted in the book, The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press). Karl and I also reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

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haiku: small study

small study
and books to read
days with longer light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2022 – Robin White, Editor

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog – May 10, 2022

Our Garden: The Haiku Foundation Volunteer Anthology 2022 – edited by Jim Kacian & Julie Bloss Kelsey. The Haiku Foundation, Winchester VA.

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haiku: one red tulip

one red tulip
blooms in the hosta border
time alone with God

by Ellen Grace Olinger

Published in A Moment’s Longing, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2019, edited by Tanya McDonald.

Daily Haiku: Sept. 22, 2022 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

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