Tag: Place

early morning

early morning
when I wrote a post
and late afternoon
when I read poetry
and listened to music
robin on the branch
by the same window

I look for the small gifts every day. This morning, I thought an idea for a summer 2022 series might be to simply note a few of these blessings.

Afternoon Study Time

I read poetry journals, and sometimes may read a poem several times, before the language flows for me. The days vary. And I select different books from my collection over the week, and read a few poems by different authors. I think about place, and where the poets are from. So much in common.

memories
from long ago
books from the library
books I can buy
and keep on a shelf

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Gardens and Gratitude

grateful today
for perennials
that grow and bloom
through so many
different years

the wildflowers
we did not plant
yet found a place here

the formal gardens
we see in the area
and their serene beauty
what work there must be
to offer this view
as we drive by on our way
home

Creative Note: Books

We went to the Bethesda Wisconsin – Sheboygan Thrift Shop. I mostly looked at art and books. I bought two books. A wonderful store. I can always donate back or give to another person or thrift store, after I read.

Yesterday a new book arrived. Karl asked if I wanted to add anything to an order from Amazon.

The new book is a glimpse of water fall, poems and drawings by Jane Tims. Fredericton, April 2021. Published by Kindle Direct Publishing.

I first learned of Jane’s work from her site, nichepoetryandprose “poetry and prose about place.”

Inspiration: Snowdrops

What a good year for the snowdrops. They grow and endure, and return each year. The first flowers in our yard. They picture a kind word, a small poem, everyday blessings. A post in my Reader, a devotional book from a thrift store, and a small plant by the window. I do not know when they first grew and bloomed in the gardens, and we have been here a long time.

Ellen Grace Olinger – April 10, 2017

sun through a window

sun through a window
falls on the green plant
reaches the earth

I have been watching some good programs. I’ve always enjoyed biographies, memoirs, and stories about creativity. The American Masters series on PBS is interesting.

There is the context of history, past and current, the large events. And also personal history. For example, how place and health affect and shape art.

Two examples of programs I watched are about Twyla Tharp Choreographer, and Flannery O’Connor Writer.