small roads home

Daily writing prompt
How do you unwind after a demanding day?

This prompt brings back memories of helping with my mother’s care. These were good years, and also were a lot of work. And she worked hard all her life. Good memories. Many people helped with her care. Her last illness was at the nursing home where she served as a volunteer for years.

I learned the small roads back North and home to our small town. Perhaps I can write a new poem.

small roads home
and the contrast between
city and small towns
flowers bloom later here
how wonderful to see them
at my mother’s home
and our home

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Daily Writing Prompt for April 20, 2023

Daily writing prompt
Describe a decision you made in the past that helped you learn or grow.

Two Poems

autumn leaves
the caregiver finds time
to rest

“autumn leaves” was the Daily Haiku for August 14, 2019.
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

“fragrance of leaves” is from my post for November 12, 2010 at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.

October 22, 2019 at this site, Poems From Psalms And Nature.

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2017.

Time Of Singing – Volume 46, Fall 2019

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
August 8, 2020

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Prompt for April 10, 2023

Daily writing prompt
If you could be a character from a book or film, who would you be? Why?

My mother taught literature and read novels. When she was no longer able to read, I read to her. And found old movies that she would enjoy, and that would recall her life chapters. We also watched current programs.

I have read all of Jan Karon’s novels. Wonderful characters. Good examples of faith through many stories. You can learn more about Jan’s books at Jan Karon’s Mitford site.

trees in bloom
some in pink
a color Mom loved
to see me wear
picture Easter

I posted this poem yesterday at Grief And Acceptance.

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Poetry Books and Journals

Daily writing prompt
What job would you do for free?

Karl and I have served as volunteers in different ways over the years.

We received good feedback about the large print chapbook we created from our site Quiet Christmas Poetry. We donated many copies to nursing homes, thrift stores, and libraries. Our families shared the book as well.

Perhaps someone will discover blogs from the book too.

Our book can be ordered from Time of Singing poetry journal. Lora Homan Zill is Editor. There is a Time of Singing Order Form filed under “subscriptions/back issues/books” at the Time of Singing site. All proceeds benefit this print journal. We are grateful.

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“a lamp unto my feet”

Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.

Daily writing prompt

I wear good shoes with good support. Old shoes for the garden and newer shoes for other places – but the same kind of walking shoes. I am careful to avoid falls.

I learned a lot about safety and preventing falls when I helped with my mother’s care, and all we did for her and at her home. So here too.

And I searched the site for a verse that goes with the prompt.

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Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119: 105

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