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Daily writing prompt for June 4, 2023

Daily writing prompt
Describe one simple thing you do that brings joy to your life.

spruce tree branches
by the windows
each day a painting

WestWard Quarterly Winter 2021

early June
new leaves on the branch
by my study window
and sometimes
a robin

June 3, 2023 Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

another summer
art on the wall
by someone
long ago still
speaks to me

Scarlet Dragonfly Journal June 2022 issue

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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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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