Two Haiku by Carol Purington

The remembrance
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.

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Post is reprinted from February 5, 2018 – Haiku Art Site.

Carol Purington (1949 – 2020)

Please read Carol Purington’s Quiet Optimism by Michael Dylan Welch at Graceguts.

Carol and I corresponded for years, and she enjoyed being a part of this site.

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
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Published in GUSTSFall/Winter 2008.
“Canada’s First English Tanka Journal.”

(Post from Haiku Art Site on January 12, 2018.)

sun-warmth (writing practice)

and letting my mind rest
robins teach me their song

May 19, 2012

and my mind rests
robins teach me their song

This version is from Poems From Psalms And Nature on March 21, 2015. Only the second line is changed.

Wonderful to play with language . . .

time to sit
in the yard
robin songs

sun-warmth and rest
robins teach their song

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