April poetry notes and photos

April is National Poetry Month,
founded by the Academy of American Poets
in April 1996.

April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day, hosted by The Haiku Foundation.

Please read Plans for International Haiku Poetry Day 2019, by Jim Kacian, for more information.

Lake Michigan – April 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger

Daily Prompt: Subdued

Subdued – Now the leaves are becoming their fall colors.  Then in November the scene will be more subdued, and lovely in another way.  I look forward to quiet hours and the kind of time that grows new work, in ways we cannot always know at the time.

Rose leaves - November 2015
Rose leaves near the cedar fence – November 2015

The yard begins to rest, and there is less work outside.

Last year
Last year

Edited photo - Ellen Grace Olinger
Edited photo – Ellen Grace Olinger

Winter garden - I watch the light through the year.
Winter garden – I watch the light through the year.

Lake Michigan this week
Lake Michigan this week