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Daily writing prompt for May 10, 2023

Daily writing prompt
What do you do to be involved in the community?

Small ways now – with blogs, and sharing my poems.

We donated many copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry. The poems can be read for free at the site.

Psalms to pray
and poems to read
sun on seawalls

Ellen Grace Olinger – October 2021
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Dawn Returns
The Haiku Society of America
2022 Members’ Anthology
John J. Han, Editor
Haiku Society of America, New York

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Daily writing prompt
What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had?

My time with blogs encourages a lot of practice with creative writing. I hope to create a few print books that I can donate to nursing homes and hospitals, for example. Small steps, over time, God’s grace.

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

Matthew 13: 31 – 32

My early haiku was published by Time of Singing poetry journal, 1995.

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small book

Something on your “to-do list” that never gets done.

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I have postponed a chapbook a few times. There is no hurry though. Our previous book, Quiet Christmas Poetry, began as a blog and then became a large print chapbook in 2014. The book is still shared and read.

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“What are your biggest challenges?”

What are your biggest challenges?

Daily Prompt

One challenge these days is organizing my creative work. Blogs work so well for this goal. When I reprint a poem, or if a new poem from my blogs is published again in a journal or book, I note the references and credits in a post or page. This is a work-in-progess, and I like that I can update posts.

Over time, a lot of good work can grow, one post at a time. Then the challenge is to review here and there. You may have written a haiku sequence, a chapbook, short stories, some poems for notecards or a collage, or a poem for a bulletin board to encourage others.

Hopefully, I grow as a writer here, and can also review my work and see how I can write a poem a little better. Wonderful to try new ideas.

This Page is an example of how work can be organized: Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthologies (my haiku 2013 – 2022).

Thank you and blessings for your creative work!

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