My parents both had January birthdays. Many years since their passings, yet I am aware of their love in a simple way. My mother lived many years beyond my father’s death. She volunteered at a nursing home and taught English at a church to people new to our country. My father was a veteran and they were both teachers.
Taking turns Letting each other go Only to learn again How love grows, Mother
love for you became her care until she joined you there grief gives way to fields and wind and now I hear your voice again
Saturday afternoon yellow flowers on a table in the sun
Sunday morning clear sky above sunrise clouds
September Trail post Interurban Trail, Town of Holland Sheboygan County, Wisconsin September 8, 2019 Photos by Karl
I was happy to receive A Moment’s Longing, Haiku Society ofAmerica Members’ Anthology 2019. Tanya McDonald served as our Editor this year. The book is beautiful. Please visit the Haiku Society of America for more information.
My poem in the book:
one red tulip blooms in the hosta border time alone withGod
Post from September 25, 2019
late afternoon on a warm fall day people of all ages at the market time for supper
Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly Oostburg, Wisconsin September 26, 2019
And here is the poem in four lines. I appreciate the ideas of editors and how a poem may best work in a journal. How will the poem work with the journal’s style? And the poem will be a part of the conversation among other poems, written by other poets. I like being able to present poems in different ways here too.
reading poems aloud raindrops on the windows I remember how Helen Keller learned water