Category: Garden Journal

Bloganuary Prompt for January 5, 2023

What brings you joy in life? The list is long, and reflected in many blog posts over the years. Perhaps I can share a few poems and photos.

breakfast and music
when a song begins
I know the words
Amazing Grace

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

LIBRARY

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

“breakfast and music” is also from my site POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE.

“Library” was published by WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018.

“primroses growing” was published by SMILE, 2012. An old poem that is still true.

Photo by Karl – May 22, 2020
Photo by Karl – May 22, 2020

two poems

cold
Lake Michigan winds
a tiny bird
seeks shelter
by the kitchen window

grey beautiful sky
evergreen trees
and short days
soon to be decorated
with holiday lights

November 2013

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October turns

cooler weather and strong winds
all the leaves falling and we see the shapes of trees
light streams into the house as the sun moves south

red geraniums still bloom
October turns to face November

October 2011, 2021

And this is another idea for the poem from October 2012:

OCTOBER TURNS

strong cold winds

leaves fall
reveal shapes
of trees

light falls
into the house
as sun moves south

red geraniums
still bloom

October turns
to face November

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gold hosta leaves

gold hosta leaves
cover the ash tree stump
the tree that fell
during a storm in 2018

Poem from October 24, 2019:

SEASONS

once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm

hosta plants
grew green again
around the stump
in Spring

they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter

now there is an
orange pumpkin
on the ash tree stump

and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun