Category: Winter

November Wisconsin Countryside

November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

SMILE, Fall/Winter 2008 – 09

The picture is from November 30, 2011. I wrote “We bought this beautiful poinsettia at Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly Market here in Oostburg last Saturday. Photo by Karl on this blue sky sunny day.”

Creative Note: SMILE, a large print poetry journal, was edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson for years.

Saturday Poems

Saturday morning
lilies to plant
near the house

June 5, 2021

Saturday morning
sunrise reflections
in the window
where the spruce
tree grows

June 19, 2021

Saturday afternoon
yellow flowers
on a table in the sun

August 24, 2019

tree branches
and grey-white sky
a bowl of soup
and giving thanks
Saturday

list of things to do
but not this moment

November 22, 2014

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day begins with silence

day begins with silence
work in the kitchen
prepare for a good day

sunrise so bright
and welcome

October days go by
Summer past
and Winter in sight

now though
Fall for awhile
furnace warms
the house

I look at books
and journals and
look forward to
more time to read

Spring, hope, renewal
always in our hearts

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Poems: Rain and Seasons

Rain this morning, and thought I’d search my archives for poems about rain. Then I saw that I can add the idea of seasons. The poems are from over the years.

frozen raindrops
on birch tree branches
March Sunday

rain
on new seawall
built with limestone
from a Wisconsin
quarry

rain before dawn
I think about the peonies
almost ready to bloom
and those in the area
already bowed to the ground

rain and
near my window
first daylilies bloom

gold hosta leaves
and sounds of rain
October morning

morning rain
rereading familiar
poems of faith

winter rain
snow fences
ready to unroll

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lilac bushes

lilac bushes
with fading leaves
in Fall sun

beautiful today

with no worries
about whether or not
they will bloom

again

Poem from October 2014 – times I can create, times I need to rest and be patient. Good care, one day at a time.