Creative Notes

I enjoy reviewing my archives here and there.  Here are a few posts from past Junes.

Summer Haiku by Carol Purington – 2017

In June 2016, I reblogged a poem by Billie Wilson from Charlotte DiGregorio’s Writer’s Blog.  This is from her Daily Haiku ongoing series.  (Links go to Charlotte’s site for this note.)

“A world opening” – photos by Merrill Ann Gonzales – 2014

old photos – 2014

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Photo by Ellen Grace Olinger

Haiku by Jim Kacian

where the river widens just that much more light

the lineament
of lightning once
it’s gone

stars more questions than answers

out beyond the lit night sky meteor belief

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The haiku are from after/image, haiku of Jim Kacian (2017, Red Moon Press).

Reprinted with permission.  All rights reserved.

Jim Kacian is founder and president of The Haiku Foundation.

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Two Poems by Carol Purington

Clouds and full moon
– light to dark to light
my path

by Carol Purington

Family Farm: Haiku for a Place of Moons
Winfred Press 1999
Second Printing 2015

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First card
silver-white birches and a splash
of cardinal –
into a season of darkness
the promise of Light

Faces I Might Wear: Tanka by Carol Purington
Winfred Press 2013

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Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more information.
All Rights Reserved.

three poems

These poems are published in a new book:  They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).

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fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

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reading the poets
of my parents’
generation
their voices
return

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we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

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As noted in the book, “reading the poets” was published in SMILE, 2010.

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The Cover Art for this new anthology is by Ron C. Moss.

You can see the cover and read the Middle Island Press Release, which in turn links to the book at Amazon.

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Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

 

Haiku by Carol Purington

Haiku Art Site 2012 - 2018

Before the service –
an oriole carries my thoughts to God
and back

The first hymn –
we sing our way
into harmony

Prayer before soup
we unclasp our hands
to break bread

Driving away
whether or not to go home
by the usual road

Haiku by Carol Purington
Reprinted with her permission
All Rights Reserved

You may also wish to visit Carol’s poetry page at Woodslawn Farm.

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