Mid-May Garden Poems

This morning, I am trying some ideas for short poems, from what I wrote yesterday.

to see old friends
time in the yard

flowers bloom
and bees visit
the gardens

primroses, ferns
daffodils, and
bleeding hearts

lily and hyacinth
plants from stores
now by the back door

Karen’s Whimsy
Karen’s Whimsy

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Daily writing prompt for May 11, 2023

Daily writing prompt
What was the last live performance you saw?

This prompt brings back memories of attending concerts by the MSO Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra some time ago. We watch many good art and music programs on Milwaukee PBS. Thank you.

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Daily writing prompt for April 26, 2023

Daily writing prompt
Write about a time when you didn’t take action but wish you had. What would you do differently?

I am older now, and grateful for God’s grace more every day. Sometimes it seems that when I tried to get a few big things right, other things had to wait. God’s time.

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us:
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Psalm 90: 17

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Create With Blogs

As I learn how to create with blogs, I try some different ideas with posts. Now as I print and reprint, I use the “SIZE MEDIUM” Typography (and as I grow older).

For our series in 2020, I quoted from the King James Version. Over the years, I have read from different Bible translations. Sometimes I vary how I present verses. This is an example. Thank you and blessings.

From Psalm 20

The LORD hear thee
in the day
of trouble . . .

Grant thee
according to
thine own heart,

and fulfill all
thy counsel.

Psalm 20: 1a, 4


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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Grateful for Blogs

Daily writing prompt
What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had?

There is always more to learn, and I am grateful for all I learn with blogs. Karl helped me begin our first site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, in December 2009. I remember learning how to create a simple post, and the good achievement that was for me. I wanted to reprint some of my poems from print journals, share them with more people, and also thank the editors and publishers. Perhaps a few new readers found their work too.

Now I write drafts of new poems as I create and work here. There may be several revisions before I publish the post. Learning how to add images was a new skill.

I also began a handwritten journal again yesterday, and wrote about that in a post at the Oostburg, Wisconsin blog: Spring Gifts. The journal is from Beverly Dyer – I learned of her art from her blog.

So much more to learn, and I am grateful. Sometimes I stay with what I already know for awhile, and then learn a little more. Thank you.

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