Tag: WordPrompt

A Poem For April

a poem for April
from a small town
by Lake Michigan
our Great Lake
in Wisconsin

not Winter
because of the light
and snowdrops
yet not really
Spring

like the time
when a project
is almost complete
a special day
almost here

New poem today

My post for the Bloganuary prompt for January 14, 2022 was for the prompt, Write about a challenge you faced and overcame. I quoted from the Psalms.

Wait on the LORD:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 27: 14

My post also relates to the WordPrompt for April – GREEN.

And Earth Day is April 22.

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Errands and Ash Trees

Yesterday, we went to a few places and noted work on ash tree removal in our area. Good to see, so the dying and dead trees do not fall on power lines, roads, and properties. We saw crocuses in bloom. Soon there will be more green in the landscape. I love when the trees first begin to have leaves, and later tiny rows of corn growing perfectly in many fields. The landscape will heal from the loss of the trees, because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

WordPrompt: Green

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WordPrompt: Bridge 3

This post follows my post March WordPrompt: Bridge, from March 9, 2022; and my post yesterday. When I think about poetry – and always a work in progress – after church, the Psalms, and music, there are books. Art builds so many bridges. We see that every day with blogs.

Last week, I received a nice email from Amazon to encourage me to write some reviews again. I am writing some reviews that are really thank you notes for books that helped me and that I reread. Yesterday, I wrote a short review for Friends for the Journey by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw. This review is for the paperback edition 2003 published by Regent College Publishing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Good to see classic books kept in print and reach new generations of readers. I also wrote about books for the bloganuary 2022 challenge.

Luci Shaw The Official Website has information about her new book, Angels Everywhere. You can view the page for the book at Paraclete Press. I look forward to the book.

Today I looked at the Madeleine L’Engle Blog – Written by Charlotte Jones Voiklis.

As I proofread this post, Karl sees the first robin of the year. He said, “Right on time!”

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WordPrompt: Bridge 2

This post follows my post March WordPrompt: Bridge, from March 9, 2022.

I am listening to Spellbound, by Judy Collins (2022, Cleopatra Records). Beautiful.

And I think about how music builds bridges in so many ways. People and places. Also over times in a person’s life.

I listen to many artists, and their voices and poems are a part of life and memory and new hope. Voices may change. Some are no longer with us on earth. Creative work changes. And then to create in new ways – for example Joni Mitchell and her work with her archives. How hard they all work, over decades. So grateful.

In past posts, I have written about how poetry began for me with church and the Psalms. Then the artists and music. The Psalms continue as well – and now my new Bible with larger print, and new reading glasses. One day at a time, prayers for peace.

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