Category: Literature

Spring Takes Time – 2

In my post, Spring Takes Time, I wrote that I was reading Winter Morning Walks: one hundred postcards to Jim Harrison, by Ted Kooser (Carnegie Mellon University Press Pittsburgh 2000). I finished reading and now am rereading some of the poems, to also study craft. The last poem in the book is “march 20 The vernal equinox.”

The Published Works Page at Ted Kooser’s site lists and describes his books. Winter Morning Walks was when the author was recovering from cancer treatment. The Cover Painting is also by Ted Kooser.

Some time ago, when I was growing past a health chapter, I read from books and journals, and thought, “Oh, this would have been good to read then.” But the book or journal design was difficult for me to read during recovery. However, as I read Winter Morning Walks, I appreciated the book design. The poetry, print, space around the poems, and being able to write again.

And regarding our post, Garden Notes: Birds, Karl saw a robin yesterday, March 21, 2023.

So many ways to create. Different gifts and seasons. All works together. I also read poems by Emily Dickinson yesterday – will write more in another post.


Spring Takes Time

Spring takes time here, and grateful to be able to watch for all the changes.

I am reading Winter Morning Walks: one hundred postcards to Jim Harrison, by Ted Kooser (Carnegie Mellon University Press Pittsburgh 2000). You can visit The Official Website of Poet: Ted Kooser, Supported by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

And I created some posts at Easter And Spring Poetry, and hope to write and design more this year.

April is National Poetry Month, and there are a few posts at Poems For Bulletin Boards. Readers are welcome to reprint my poems with credit for the site.

Photo by Brett Sayles on
Photo by Brett Sayles on

found an old journal

I bought the 10th Anniversary Edition of One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp. The new introduction for this edition was written by Ann Voskamp in late October 2020. The Page for the book at Ann’s site has a picture of the cover and more information.

And a few of my haiku blessings:

found an old journal
more blessings noted
than I knew

reading journals
new generation of poets
since I began

garden journal
through the seasons
every photo a prayer

poem credit:

“garden journal” was the Daily Haiku: Nov. 4, 2019 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

Photo by Karl – May 2020

spruce tree branches

Snow falls this winter March day, and the trees are beautiful through the seasons.

spruce tree branches
by the windows
each day a painting

poem credit:

WestWard Quarterly, Winter 2021 – Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor, and Dr. Richard Leonard is the Publisher.

small study

I am grateful that some of my poems have been reprinted. Sometimes it is good to reflect upon past work and simply be grateful.

Years ago, I helped begin The Education Resources at The Haiku Foundation. This poem was reprinted in their volunteer anthology.

small study
and books to read
days with longer light

poem credits:

Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2022 – Robin White, Editor

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog – May 10, 2022

Our Garden: The Haiku Foundation Volunteer Anthology 2022 – edited by Jim Kacian & Julie Bloss Kelsey The Haiku Foundation, Winchester VA.

I hope to highlight a few poems and their stories over the next few posts.