Category: Encouragement

Bloganuary Prompt for January 30, 2023

What would you title the chapters of your autobiography?

My work is here, with blogs. I do not have the goal of a memoir, but the large print chapbook that Karl and I created from posts at Quiet Christmas Poetry in 2014 continues to reach readers.

The Quiet Christmas Poetry site is a free version of our book. We donated copies to libraries and other places. Karl’s winter Lake Michigan photo is the Cover Art.

Beachgrass

Light and Seasons

What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 25, 2023

summer evening
quiet music and
a few Psalms
new evergreen growth
still in the sun

The day is thine, the night also is thine:
thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 74: 16-17 (KJV)

Post from July 28, 2022

Many verses from the Psalms – the light and seasons today.

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Three Poems

How do you show love?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 24, 2023

another year
has passed since
my mother’s passing
I sit and quietly read
a book she would like too

January 23, 2018
You can also read another year: large print at Large Print Poems.

country cemetery
trumpet vines
growing taller
than the gravestones

July 22, 2011
Time Of Singing, 2012

autumn leaves
the caregiver finds time
to rest

“autumn leaves” was the Daily Haiku for August 14, 2019.
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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Encouragement

What’s a lie you tell yourself?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 23, 2023

I have read many books about creative work. As with bloganuary, there is encouragement to be creative and then confidence grows. I often say that my blogs are informal, because that means this is a place to practice and grow. Reading is important, and rest as well. Health first. I can see different creative chapters here over the years. Grateful every day. Thank you.

“This is the day”

Describe the happiest day of your life.
Bloganuary Prompt for January 17, 2023

This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118: 24

P  romises of
S  erenity
A  nd
 ove
M editations and
 trength

PSALMS

The Psalms have been with me for as long as I can remember. I wrote the acrostic in 2010.

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Creativity Over Time

When I write posts that review work over a long time – for example, my post yesterday for the Daily Prompt – it is an encouragement to see creativity over time.

Times I have been unable to write I was still growing as a writer. And someone may have been reading a poem from years ago.

the years
that were so hard
and yet
they gave me
my stories

gifts of silence
and beauty
in the middle
of difficult times
unconditional love
are the stronger
memories now

The seasons are an inspiration.

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