Haiku by Carol Purington

Carol enjoyed the blogs and sharing her work with many readers. This is a post we created at Haiku Art Site for October 28, 2015.

Before the service –
an oriole carries my thoughts to God
and back

The first hymn –
we sing our way
into harmony

Prayer before soup
we unclasp our hands
to break bread

Driving away
whether or not to go home
by the usual road

Haiku by Carol Purington
Reprinted with her permission
All Rights Reserved

You may also wish to visit Carol’s poetry page at Woodslawn Farm.

Time of Singing poetry journal

Time of Singing poetry journal, edited by Lora Zill, has a new site. This print journal was one of the first to publish my poems, and I am grateful. Today I am reading the Winter 2020/21 issue (Volume 47, Number 3).

Here is an early poem.

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

Matthew 13: 31–32 inspired my poem.
Published by Time of Singing (1995).

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

The Psalms

The Psalms Series 2020: A Summary is a new post at Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Here is part of what I wrote:

“The Psalms series this year is one of the projects I think of first, as I reflect upon 2020. The idea was simple: post short selections from the 150 Psalms, with pictures. I worked with the King James Version of the Bible. My study of short poetry forms inspired my presentation for some of the verses.

My thought was that readers can do their own research from here, if they wish. I did not assume that someone already knew the Psalms.

The series was from March 2020 – July 2020. This fall, I worked to summarize the content in different ways.”

Then the post includes the various ways I tried to summarize the series.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us;
and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth,
thy saving health among all nations.

Psalm 67: 1 – 2

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Tanka: Five Poems

morning light
forms part of a cross
on the wood wall
my faith completes
the picture

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

tiny leaves
on trees
no prayer
in my heart
too small for God

no longer
a stranger
the joy of being able
to share long stories
of this area

by grace we try
to keep a promise
finish a project
monarch butterflies
back in Wisconsin

My poems are from a Page at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. The page is Morning light – Tanka. (My pages there – my first site – are filed under MENU.)

It is Autumn here in Wisconsin, USA. I like creating posts around themes, as well as following our Midwest seasons.

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