Autumn Grace

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace


My poem was published by Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly.

the faith of birds

the faith of birds
trusting in seed
under snow

My haiku was published first in SMILE, a large print journal that was edited/published by Joyce M. Johnson.

Image: wpclipart

Images and Notes


The “peach blossom photo” is courtesy of wpclipart – one of the first sites I discovered when I began blogging several years ago.

My primary blog is Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.

I enjoy being creative in many ways, and also view a wide variety of posts at other sites. I write poetry, including haiku and tanka. My major themes are art, beauty, creativity, encouragement, faith, gratitude, grief, health, and hope. Many life chapters, and always hope.