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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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Yes, I remember

Daily writing prompt
Do you remember life before the internet?

Yes, I remember. I am grateful for blogs, and enjoy reading and writing here. I also am reading library books, and books and poetry journals from my home library. I buy both new and used books.

We began Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin in December 2009. One of my goals was to reprint some of my poems, and say thank you to the editors and publishers. Perhaps a few new readers discovered their work as well.

Poems For Bulletin Boards began in April 2013. And now it is May 2023!

small crowd
waits for doors to open
the library

new day begins
ribbon bookmarks
from beloved books
rest on the wood shelf

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