Carol Purington – Farm Song

A post from March 28, 2021 at Woodslawn Farm:

Farm Song on the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards Shortlist for 2020 (which links to The Haiku Foundation post).

Please see the Poetry page for Carol Purington (1949 – 2020) at Woodslawn Farm for more information. The page links to her obituary.

I am grateful for Carol’s friendship and support. Farm Song is a wonderful achievement.

Tanka by Carol Purington

Carol Purington (1949 – 2020) and I corresponded for years. Today I am reprinting a post by Carol from April 6, 2017.

Driving home
through a swirl of snowflakes
on the seat beside me
eggplant
Easter lilies

Church
and a hymn about the future –
deciding
to plant sweet peas and potatoes
for my hungry neighbor

Waiting for tulips
and the touch of your hand
in farewell
you promised a postcard glimpse
of spring in another Land

These tanka are by Carol Purington, and are reprinted with her permission.  All Rights Reserved.

Credits:

Ribbons 11: #2; Spring/Summer 2015
Driving home

Ribbons 11: #3;  Autumn 2015
Church

Gusts No. 7; Spring/Summer 2008
Waiting for tulips

Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more poems by Carol Purington, and information about her books.

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.

All Rights Reserved.

Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more information.

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
All Rights Reserved

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

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