Category: Books

Afternoon Study Time

I read poetry journals, and sometimes may read a poem several times, before the language flows for me. The days vary. And I select different books from my collection over the week, and read a few poems by different authors. I think about place, and where the poets are from. So much in common.

memories
from long ago
books from the library
books I can buy
and keep on a shelf

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afternoon sun

afternoon sun
fills the lamp
on a file cabinet

my study
where I have
read and prayed
through many years

I may read
from a book read
during a difficult time
and now years
have gone by

and I read again
with gratitude
and hope for today
and tomorrow

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September days

September days
large bouquet
of chrysanthemums
from the store
this time

Karl and I went to Walmart in Sheboygan yesterday, and then enjoyed a meal at home.

Today I am reading from books I ordered from different small presses. I often read book reviews in journals.

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September on the horizon

September
on the horizon
all the goals
I can still
try to reach

This is an older poem, and my thoughts today reflect changes and years.

Good to have goals, and good to be flexible and able to revise. For example, I have made good progress on a draft for a new book. One post at a time, work grows. Then the new work is to make selections. Let things rest, and return with a renewed perspective. And I still like Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014, Elin Grace Publishing; second printing 2017). So perhaps the new book in 2022. Every person’s journey is unique. Take good care.

Monday
sun shines on old books
from my mother

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