Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog is a good resource. She features a poet and poem every day, and sometimes I reblog a post here. The poet may be someone I know through our WordPress sites, through volunteer work at The Haiku Foundation, or another reason. I love to learn, and read all the poems.

Charlotte was the Regional Coordinator for the Midwest at the Haiku Society of America, when I reconnected years ago with that organization. Julie Warther is our current Coordinator for the Midwest Region.

I have always lived in the Midwest, USA. I am retired now, and blog in an informal way. Thank you for your visits!

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.

Haiku for a New Year by Carol Purington

Warm kitchen corner
The rocking chair bumps along
a rug of braided time

Winter scarecrow:
his parka pockets lumpy
with snowballs

January thaw
The top of the picnic table
collects sky

Attic loom
Brights and shadows cross-hatch
the wideboard wall

by Carol Purington
All Rights Reserved

Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more information.

Cover Art

With permissions, I edited the first Gallery of Cover Art at The Haiku Foundation.  Thank you to Dave Russo for his work to publish this gallery (2016).  The covers in the gallery are from chapbooks, books, and journals.

One of the covers is Family Farm: Haiku for a Place of Moons, by Carol Purington.  Illustrations by Shirley L. Horn.   You can learn more at Carol’s poetry page at Woodslawn Farm.

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