Karl and I enjoyed some sunny time in the yard. He planted the lily plants from Meijers in Sheboygan, the red geranium from Windmill Gardens in Cedar Grove, and the hyacinth plant from Walmart this Spring. On the porch we have a new begonia planter from The Home Depot in Kohler, and a pansies planter from Walmart in Sheboygan.
As Karl and I walked yesterday, we remembered neighbors who lived here when we bought our home a long time ago. What an honor to have met them. So often, when I read an obituary, there is a story of service and sacrifice. Their humility and kindness. My father was like that too. Veterans who lived to return home. And others who worked and served here. One of my uncles worked on the railroad. My mother was a teacher.
Everyone is needed and important.
And I remember this old poem.
cover the graves
Published in SMILE (edited/published by Joyce M. Johnson); and Humoresque (for the United Amateur Press Association of America, edited/published by Jean Calkins).
And reprinted here first on May 26, 2010.
small green plant
in the sunroom
“Earth recycle” and “happy recycling” are from wpclipart.
Earth Day was founded on April 22, 1970, by Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin.
Please visit Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day for more information.
Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind
* The first line of this poem is from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV).
cold – yet from this ground
daffodils will grow
I posted these poems at Grief And Acceptance yesterday.
at our kitchen table
and red carnations
by the window
and gift books
collages of colors
Quiet Christmas Poetry – I have thought of many ideas for a new book, which I postponed to 2021. I still enjoy sharing this large print chapbook, and may repeat the idea for future books, Lord willing.
In their own way, and from their own traditions and art, it seems people are being especially creative and hopeful, as we have a different holiday season this year. I am beginning to get a sense of the community art as a collage or mixed-media painting. Whether a grand display, a few lights, or a porch light – all works together. I also like seeing gardens fade to winter, with hope for spring.
Art on blogs adds so much as well.
Take good care. One day at a time.
So often I think of my parents and the history they lived through. We are all living through COVID-19 history. We wear our face masks, practice social distance, wash our hands often, etc. We take care of one another and ourselves. Our common story, one day at a time.
Future posts will feature the libraries in our area. I am always so grateful for libraries.
Thank YOU for your posts from many places. You add so much to my days.
I am creating a lot at home, since I am here most of the time. I can see this in my haiku. Recent posts are examples. I am calling these “Study Poems.”
Thank you and take good care.
plant in sun
and the price label too –
We bought a new indoor plant at Walmart in Sheboygan this year. I saved the label, which seems part of the decoration. Today I see the plant is from Costa Farms in Miami, Florida.
This fall we bought pumpkins at Walmart from Frey Farms, which has its headquarters in Illinois.
For bookmarks, I often use greeting cards. Joanne Chase, a Wisconsin artist, is one example. Chase Greeting Cards