I was able to spend some time with my paper files this week, which took me back to my early years with haiku.
My mother was a professor in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. I was writing poetry and she encouraged me to consider a form; and then I found Modern Haiku, in a Poet’s Market book.
Here is my haiku for my father.
rarely at your grave — geranium blooms freely on your workshop stool
The post was inspired by Mother’s Day, as my mother encouraged me to write.
For this site, one of my goals is to review my handwritten journals, and then share and save some content here. I am just beginning this project. I came across a memory of an older neighbor who expressed appreciation for my poetry some time ago. Those are the kinds of treasures I want to rediscover and save.
Thank you. I enjoy trying different WordPress themes and the new editor. I learn more about design, try different colors etc. Blessings for your work.
Daylilies are growing, and daffodils are in bloom. I took these photos in the yard last week.