Daily Prompt: Specific



Reviewing some of my haiku, I see that sometimes I am specific; for example the name of a tree and month.

one gold leaf
on the birch tree
early August

Other poems leave some details for the readers to add, from their experience; for example the flowers could be roses, tulips, etc.

country graves
silk flowers bloom
by the stones

This poem is a favorite, as I love the wildflowers along the roads.

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

The picture is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Discover Challenge: Superpower



Superpower – I read many poets, and keep reading new writers, along with rereading books and journals.

I am reading the new issue of Time Of Singing, and also set aside past Winter and Spring issues for some quiet hours.  This challenge also asks us to identify our gifts.  Throughout my life, I have often been told I have the gift of encouragement.

I began work on a new large print chapbook, to follow our site and book, Quiet Christmas Poetry.  This is another way to encourage.

Perhaps for my new book:

country cemetery
trumpet vines
growing taller
than the gravestones

Time Of Singing
Summer 2012

older now
used books settle
in their new home

where once
I mourned

roses in the sun
some ending
some beginning
and some in full bloom
good to grow older

Ellen Grace Olinger