Category: Lake Michigan Poetry

A Poem For April

a poem for April
from a small town
by Lake Michigan
our Great Lake
in Wisconsin

not Winter
because of the light
and snowdrops
yet not really

like the time
when a project
is almost complete
a special day
almost here

New poem today

My post for the Bloganuary prompt for January 14, 2022 was for the prompt, Write about a challenge you faced and overcame. I quoted from the Psalms.

Wait on the LORD:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 27: 14

My post also relates to the WordPrompt for April – GREEN.

And Earth Day is April 22.


Winter Poems: Light

well below freezing
ice floats in the water
still the light is changing
robins and red-wings
will return on time

January 2012

day began early
and winding down
light catches the end
of an evergreen branch
in a light breeze

January 2013

February garden
light on evergreens
covered with snow
I still know the words
from songs long ago

February 2021

broccoli for lunch . . .
bright winter sun
days grow longer

Daily Haiku: March 2, 2020
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Photo by Tom Sandroy on

seawall seasons

sometimes we know
a scene so well
we can see and hear
with our hearts
seawall seasons

“Seawall seasons” was a gift early this morning. I bought a small hand-bound art journal from Beverly Dyer’s Etsy Shop. Wonderful journal, where I plan to keep a record of these gifts. Beverly’s site is Art Prescription A dose of art and haiku.

Poems from 2021:

different Summer
this year and beautiful
in a new way
lake levels and

September 18, 2021

on new seawall
built with limestone
from a Wisconsin

April 12, 2021

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Short Poems for December

I bring the tiny tree
back into the house

winter landscape
old weathered barns
with one evergreen wreath

a barge with lights
travels our great lake . . .
thoughts and prayers
for those with thoughts
of home

before dawn
snow on pumpkins
near the porch light

gardens in Winter
the serene snowfall
and remembering
where snowdrops
will bloom

Photo by Karl