Haiku from Quiet Christmas Poetry


tree branches
and winter white sky
poem on the page

almost Christmas
through the evergreens
clear blue sky

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

The book includes Bible verses, acrostics, haiku, and tanka.

“In the beginning was the Word . . .”  John 1: 1

Under “Book Offers” in the Fall 2015 issue of Time Of Singing, Lora Homan Zill, Editor, included a picture of the Christmas book and wrote: “Light and easy to hold, with large print, it is ideal for anyone battling or recovering from serious illness, or who needs a special word of encouragement over the holiday season.”  This was the goal, and we are grateful.

If you wish to order a copy of Quiet Christmas Poetry, please visit the books page at Time Of Singing.  There is an ordering form that may be printed.  The price is $5.00 per copy, or 3 copies for $12.00.  All proceeds benefit TOS.

The cover photo is by Karl.  Here is the original photo of the Lake Michigan beach in Wisconsin, during a past winter.



Photos, and a Poem by Carol Purington

I began with photography as a consistent practice last Spring.  Perhaps some day I can write haiku for my photos.  A Spring photo may inspire when our Lake Michigan beach has icebergs!

Carol Purington was inspired by my photo of a used pitcher bought years ago.  This photo was for a past WordPress challenge.


The blue pitcher
that came with white lilacs and tears –
his beautiful woodwork

by Carol Purington
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Most all the photos are simply as nature presented them.  I try to record.
Here are a few winter Lake Michigan photos by Karl.

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