Category: Wisconsin Photos

Bloganuary Prompt for January 30, 2023

What would you title the chapters of your autobiography?

My work is here, with blogs. I do not have the goal of a memoir, but the large print chapbook that Karl and I created from posts at Quiet Christmas Poetry in 2014 continues to reach readers.

The Quiet Christmas Poetry site is a free version of our book. We donated copies to libraries and other places. Karl’s winter Lake Michigan photo is the Cover Art.

Beachgrass

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

lily gardens

lily gardens
in January

I remember
their flowers
in July

and perhaps
because they
will bloom again

now is beautiful too

Photo by Karl – July 20, 2022

Hosta Poems

early morning
hosta flowers grow
above the windowsill

July 2019

hosta flowers
begin to end
yet knowing
their leaves
will turn gold

August 2013

raindrops
on hosta plants

so beautiful
with and without
flowers

their leaves
in the sun

September 2019

mid-October
green and gold hosta leaves
by the ash tree stump

October 2020

gold hosta leaves
and sounds of rain
October morning

October 2020

Photo by Karl – July 2019