Category: Art and Spring

Blue sky and trees

Blue sky and trees are the view from my study this morning. I read a few Psalms and listen for sounds of spring in the neighborhood. And then write a poem.

early morning
time to sit and watch
the light begin
cook breakfast
and wash the dishes
pray a few Psalms
along with many
near and far and
unseen by me
we pray together

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Review for April 2023

April begins
with rain and snow
always time
for poetry to grow

The Academy of American Poets began National Poetry Month in April 1996.

poetry books
by my chair
bird songs

During Holy Week this year, I read from Luci Shaw’s books published by Paraclete Press. I often return to Luci Shaw’s work.

spruce tree
and the moon
faith grows

Early Easter morning


Easter afternoon
snowdrops still bloom
in the sun

Scarlet Dragonfly Journal Issue 13 – April 2023

“earth heart” wpclipart

For Earth Day, I posted at Poems For Bulletin Boards: Happy Earth Day 2023. Perhaps a few ideas for bulletin boards and lesson plans.

Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970. You can visit Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day for more information.

And as I wrote in the last two posts, Time Of Singing poetry journal began Volume 50 with the Spring 2023 issue. TOS was one of the first journals to publish my poetry.

Thank you



APRIL 12, 2023