Guest Post With Carol Purington

FOLDER OF LETTERS

A Rengay by Carol Purington and Ellen Grace Olinger

note of thanks
twenty-five years overdue –
sweet violets in bloom

~ Carol

treasure from Mom –
Dad’s Swedish family tree

~ Ellen

indelible ink
her small poem crosses
his palm

~ Carol

folder of letters
epistle written in
our hearts *

~ Ellen

an elegant monogram
on tag-sale napkins

~ Carol

colors of summer
a penpal’s painting
graces my life

~ Ellen

* Note: “epistle written in our hearts” is from 2 Corinthians 3: 2a (KJV).

Folder of Letters was published in THE NOR’EASTER (Haiku Northeast). The Haiku Society of America, Inc. 2012

Carol was our editor for this poem.

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Here are some additional haiku by Carol Purington.  She selected them especially for this post.  All Rights Reserved.

Rearranged furniture –
in the antique mirror
a new moon

Around the bend –
familiar quilt patterns
on a stranger’s clothesline

Drawn in black-and-white
but I know the tractor was red –
someone else’s tag sale

Applewood bowl –
in its curves the flavor
of a hundred years

Publication credits:
“Rearranged furniture” – bottle rockets 2004
“Around the bend” –  The Nor’Easter 2005
“Applewood bowl” – World Haiku Association Website 2001

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Susan Todd and Carol Purington co-edited Morning Song: Poetry for New Parents (2011, St. Martin’s Press).

Please visit Carol’s poetry page at her family website for more information about Carol’s work.

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