Creative Reading Note: Gary Hotham

I am reading Park Bench Memories: Haiku Tailwinds, by Gary Hotham. As stated in the book, he has been writing haiku since 1966. The haiku in this book were previously published in the last ten years, in many publications. Gary Hotham states, “Making moments wear words.” Wonderful book.

Yiqralo Press, 2020
Maryland, USA
Author copyright
Photos by the author

Holy Week

Holy week
lily flowers
wait to bloom

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

Haiku are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com

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.

Haiku

new year sunrise
light fills
the red poinsettia

spruce tree branches
by the windows
each day a painting

WestWard Quarterly, Winter 2021.
Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor, and Dr. Richard Leonard is the Publisher.

CREATIVE NOTE: I am honored and grateful that two of my haiku appear in the new WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading. The magazine is published from Hamilton, Illinois, USA. Their readers and poets are international. My name there is written as Dr. Ellen G. Olinger. In 1987, I earned the Doctor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University. Thank you.