It’s time for me to slow down and review my work from the last few years. I began this site, Haiku Prayers – Poetry And Other Art, as a place to practice and try some new ideas. It has grown more than I thought possible. Thank you.
My plan is to keep my main site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, current. Yesterday I posted a new haiku, that was given to me as I was reading some favorite verses from Isaiah. I think back to how I have prayed for strength in various situations. Now I am older and rereading strengthens my faith. I’ve been praying the Psalms for a long time.
so long to bloom
and now they
bow to rain
From this blog awhile ago:
weathered fir trees
strong and beautiful
my time of healing
I am grateful to be growing older, and to have weathered some challenges. On Friday I went to the grocery store, and was simply grateful to be well and enjoying simple work.
The new issue of frogpond arrived yesterday, and I read several poems and listened to quiet music. I’ve mentioned this print journal before, so today will add that the “Frogpond Web Sampler” is edited by Randy Brooks. For more information, please visit The Haiku Society of America.
I’ve written seven posts now for Soundings in The Haiku Foundation Forums. Peter Yovu is the moderator for Soundings. The purpose is to write commentaries for poems by others.
My posts for Soundings also all connect with my life in the Midwest, USA, in some way. My beginnings with haiku go back many years, and are rooted in recovery from illness and grief; and my love of ponds, rivers and lakes; country roads and corn growing and wildflowers.
There is also a lot of literary discussion in the Forum. I’m just beginning to read and learn.