So far, I have a list of several poems for my new large print book. The seasons here – and each month – have their own characters. We’ll include a few of our photos.
I enjoy learning about the seasons from many places, from our blogs.
When I was recovering from a chronic illness and major surgery years and years ago, I learned a lot about the materials that may work at these times. This is one of the ways I began writing short poems. And when I spent time with my mother in a nursing home, I noted the bags residents had attached to their walkers, or how they carried things with them in their wheelchairs. A change of view from their rooms to a shared sitting room, with something to read, is nice.
So the poems also express experiences in common, in addition to the seasons I know here.
Here are a few that may be in the next book, or another. There are many layers to the process.
ice floats in the water
yet the light is changing
and robins will return
in a sunny corner
of the house
I could be
roses in the sun
and some in full bloom
good to grow older
we tell the stories
we are given
growing taller than
my blogs – this opportunity to create with WordPress
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog (Daily Haiku)
Mayfly (Brooks Books Haiku)
“seasons repeat” was published first in Mayfly.
My Poet Profile page at The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry
Just a beginning, and with gratitude for all the editors, readers, friends. I’ll include poems from anthologies in a future post. Thank you.
Ellen Grace Olinger
January 22, 2018 – I added more details to the credits.