New to Haiku: Preparing Your First Submission is a new post this week by Julie Bloss Kelsey at The Haiku Foundation.
You can refer to their New To Haiku category for all the posts in this series at The Haiku Foundation.
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.
I am reading The Heron’s Nest, Volume 22, 2020, which is a print book that I bought from their site. John Stevenson is Managing Editor. The Cover Art and Illustrations are by Martin Taankink.
Carol Purington (1949 – 2020) and I corresponded for years. Today I am reprinting a post by Carol from April 6, 2017.
through a swirl of snowflakes
on the seat beside me
and a hymn about the future –
to plant sweet peas and potatoes
for my hungry neighbor
Waiting for tulips
and the touch of your hand
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.
Ribbons 11: #2; Spring/Summer 2015
Ribbons 11: #3; Autumn 2015
Gusts No. 7; Spring/Summer 2008
Waiting for tulips
Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more poems by Carol Purington, and information about her books.
and turning pages
on a clock by the wall
in a field of snow
Ellen Grace Olinger
This World: Haiku Society of America 2013 Members’ Anthology, edited by Carolyn Coit Dancy.
of sunbright fields . . .
this chilly haymow
Shades of apple jelly –
in each jar the unique savor
of an heirloom tree
Haiku by Carol Purington are from her classic book, Family Farm: Haiku for a Place of Moons (1999, Winfred Press; Colrain, MA). Second Printing 2015.
All Rights Reserved.
Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more information.
Post is reprinted from February 5, 2018 – Haiku Art Site.