Place – I have always lived in the Midwest USA. We are more North from where I grew up and other places we lived for a time.
When I am in the Milwaukee area, I have a good sense of being in familiar surroundings.
Then when I reach “North” again, I have a sense of being home in my soul. Others reading this are further North. I also love the sense of seasons in other places of the world, through our blogs. This is a special gift.
I enjoy errands in our area and driving home on country roads.
from this corner
now I know
my way home
on them all
There are also blessings that transcend a specific place for me.
the same poems
for the rest of my life
stars and tree branches
It can take time to learn a new place.
Ellen Grace Olinger
Update, December 31, 2016 – Thank you to Julie Warther for mentioning this post as part of the news from the Midwest Region at the Haiku Society of America.