Haiku For The Seasons

how small the song
of an unknown bird
quiet memories

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praying the Psalms
old rose bush leans
against evergreens

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lake and sky
the same color
Autumn Equinox

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late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

Time Of Singing, Fall 2013

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staying with the light
I read in different corners
of the house

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how still
the winter landscape
I whisper the Psalms

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sunrise
daffodils bowed by rain
recover

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I wonder
what today’s poem may be
lilacs in the wind

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Tanka by Carol Purington

From the root-cellar
the last of the winter squash
still succulent,
the poem you wrote recalling
a grandmother’s hearty soup

by Carol Purington
All Rights Reserved

Published in GUSTS, Fall/Winter 2008.
“Canada’s First English Tanka Journal.”

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Carol Purington’s Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry includes a short biography, a summary of her awards and books, and selected work.

Billie Wilson is the editor for THF Haiku Registry.