“Summery Tanka” by Carol Purington at Woodslawn Farm.
The Lyric, edited by Jean Mellichamp Milliken. This poetry print journal has been publishing traditional poetry since 1921. Please visit their website for more information. I’m reading many poems aloud.
I learned of The Lyric years ago from Time Of Singing, edited by Lora Homan Zill. I am also rereading TOS as I look forward to the next issue. Rereading poetry brings much peace and beauty to my days. Sometimes I return to a poem I read years ago, and it’s like hearing from an old friend again.
Many of the peonies in our area are bowed down by the rain. Ours have not bloomed yet, with the cooler weather by Lake Michgian. The photos by Karl are from July 2011. There have almost always been peonies where I have lived. My parents had white, pink, and red peonies.