Mother’s Day Haiku

I am honored that this blog seems to bring comfort to others.  I’ve had stretches of time when I could write very little, as I gave myself to teaching and caregiving.  But poetry and faith were growing deeper roots.  All by the grace of God.  We face our own limitations again and again; yet, in His mercy, they lead to blessings too. The language arts are a common theme in my life, across several decades.  “In the beginning was the Word…” (John 1).

gentle spring winds

in evergreen trees

the friendship we grew

…for Enola…

Carol Purington – Friend, Poet, Editor

Carol Purington and I are friends through poetry.  Today I wish to rejoice with Carol and her co-editor, Susan Todd; for I received their poetry anthology, Morning Song: Poems For New Parents, in today’s mail (St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2011).  I can see right away that it is an excellent book.  Many poets are included.   Here is the link to their website:  www.morningsongpoems.com.

Congratulations!

Photo of Lake Michigan by Karl.

MIGRATION

The new BELL’S LETTERS arrived yesterday (No. 136 April 2011).  Happy to see this poem of mine included.  BL is a print journal edited by Jim Bell in Gulfport, MS, USA.

MIGRATION

Skeins of geese flying
To our neighbor Canada
A brand new chapter…
Books arriving in the mail
Songs of beauty and courage.