Simple work in the kitchen. Grateful for good food and warm water to wash the dishes. I take my time and look at the yard. How the forsythia by the garage grew this year, and is tall, wide, and also reaches to the earth.
Poems from the archives:
forsythia leaves covered with snow in late Autumn years of seasons live in my heart
all the more yellow because of grey skies daffodils forsythia dandelions
Yesterday, I posted November Wisconsin Countryside, that was published by SMILE (out of print). Today I searched for other poems that appeared in this journal, created by Joyce M. Johnson. I appreciate how I can SEARCH the blog for posts that relate to a theme. Could be a season, garden journal, my study window; and in this post, SMILE and a few other publications.
gulls lifting from the sand corn an inch tall
SMILE (2009, 2010) and BELL’S LETTERS POET (2010)
primroses growing from garden to lawn deep decades of roots strengthen my faith for new dreams
reading the poets of my parents’ generation their voices return
They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku, edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).
morning prayer water birds flying north stay close to water
SMILE, 67, 2010
Take-out Window: Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.
First real snow last night My heart lifts January light
SMILE (WINTER 2000-01); and reprinted in SMILE (FALL/WINTER 2009-10).