Carol Purington – Farm Song

A post from March 28, 2021 at Woodslawn Farm:

Farm Song on the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards Shortlist for 2020 (which links to The Haiku Foundation post).

Please see the Poetry page for Carol Purington (1949 – 2020) at Woodslawn Farm for more information. The page links to her obituary.

I am grateful for Carol’s friendship and support. Farm Song is a wonderful achievement.

Tanka by Carol Purington

Carol Purington (1949 – 2020) and I corresponded for years. Today I am reprinting a post by Carol from April 6, 2017.

Driving home
through a swirl of snowflakes
on the seat beside me
eggplant
Easter lilies

Church
and a hymn about the future –
deciding
to plant sweet peas and potatoes
for my hungry neighbor

Waiting for tulips
and the touch of your hand
in farewell
you promised a postcard glimpse
of spring in another Land

These tanka are by Carol Purington, and are reprinted with her permission.  All Rights Reserved.

Credits:

Ribbons 11: #2; Spring/Summer 2015
Driving home

Ribbons 11: #3;  Autumn 2015
Church

Gusts No. 7; Spring/Summer 2008
Waiting for tulips

Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more poems by Carol Purington, and information about her books.