Simply the Best


The July 29, 2015 Daily Post prompt Simply the Best asked

NASA is building a new Voyager spacecraft that will carry the best of modern human culture. What belongs onboard?

Poetry is timeless.  I am grateful for the technology that allows me to blog.  So I hope WordPress is onboard, and also print books and journals.

The earth, O LORD,
is full of thy mercy:
teach me thy statutes.

Psalm 119: 64 (KJV)

P   romises of
S   erenity
A   nd
L   ove
M  editations and
S   trength

this day’s light
hummingbird finds
the hosta

B  eautiful way to
O  pen hearts and
O  pen minds to
K  now new stories and
S  ongs

These verses are from Psalm 148: 1-3 (KJV).

Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

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Photos by Karl

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Juxtapositions – online journal at The Haiku Foundation

The Survey Says question this week, at The Haiku Foundation, is about their new journal Juxtapositions.  Please read Jim Kacian’s post today, if you wish to read and respond to the survey question.

I have not read the entire first issue of JUXTA yet, but am enjoying browsing as I have time.  Since I often write about education, I’ll highlight the section, Haiku Resources: A Scholar’s Library of Haiku in English.

endless ways

endless ways
to create beauty
summer skies

Ellen Grace Olinger

Inspired by the new writing prompt at  “Firmament” by Michele L. Harvey, and I posted this new poem in their comments.  I’ve been following for years.

My poem also reflects blogging here on WordPress.

Haiku Education Notes

The other day I highlighted Tom Painting’s haikustory at The Haiku Foundation. There is also a special section for his haiku lesson plans on the Education Resources page that I helped begin, with Jim Kacian and many others, at The Haiku Foundation a few years ago.

Charlotte Digregorio also teaches haiku and published the book, HAIKU and SENRYU A Simple Guide for AllPlease visit her website for more information.

There is a lot of interest in teaching haiku these days.