Daily Haiku: April 12, 2020

Haiga Special for this Holy Season
earth pulse
all the sounds i hear
in stillness
by Rick Daddario (USA)
N.B. We don’t normally run haiga (haiku and art), but we are making an exception for this Holy Season.

About Charlotte Digregorio

I publish books. I have marketed and/or published 55 titles. These books are sold in 46 countries to bookstores, libraries, universities, professional organizations, government agencies, and book clubs. In 2018, I was honored by the Governor of Illinois for my thirty-eight years of accomplishments in the literary arts, and my work to promote and advance the field by educating adults and students alike. I am the author of seven books including: Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All; Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Homes; You Can Be A Columnist; Beginners' Guide to Writing & Selling Quality Features; Your Original Personal Ad; and my latest, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing. The first four books have been adopted as supplemental texts at universities throughout the U.S., Canada, India, Pakistan, and Catalonia. They are sold in 43 countries, and are displayed in major metropolitan cultural centers. These books have been reviewed, recommended, and praised by hundreds of critics, librarians, and professors worldwide. I am also the author of a poetry collection: "Shadows of Seasons: Selected Haiku and Senryu by Charlotte Digregorio." Two of my books have been Featured Selections of Writer's Digest Book Club. I am regularly interviewed by major print, radio, and television organizations throughout the U.S. I regularly sign books at libraries, chain bookstores, and university bookstores, and do poetry readings at art centers, cafes, tea houses, and galleries. I was recently nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in poetry. I have won fifty-nine poetry awards, writing fourteen poetic forms. My poetry has been translated into eight languages. I do illustrated solo poetry exhibits 365 days a year in libraries, galleries, corporate buildings, hospitals, convention centers, and other venues. My individual poems have been displayed at supermarkets, apparel and wine shops, banks, botanic gardens, restaurants, and on public transit. I have been nominated and listed in "The International Authors and Writers Who's Who" in Cambridge, England and in the "Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets U.S./Canada." I hosted my own radio program, "Poetry Beat," on public broadcasting. My poetry has been featured on several library web sites including those of Shreve Memorial Library in Louisiana and Cornell University's Mann Library. My background includes positions as a feature editor and columnist at daily newspapers and as a magazine editor. I have been a public relations director for a non-profit organization. I am self-employed as a public relations/marketing consultant, having served a total of 118 clients in 23 states for the past several decades . In other professional areas, I have been on university faculties, teaching French, Italian, and Writing. I regularly give lectures and workshops on publishing, journalism, publicity, poetry, and creativity to business and professional groups, and at writer's conferences, universities, literary festivals, non-profit organizations, and libraries. I have been a writer-in-residence at universities. There have been about 400 articles written about me in the media. I have served on the Boards of writers and publishers organizations. My positions have included Board Secretary of the Northwest Association of Book Publishers. I served for five years as Midwest Regional Coordinator of The Haiku Society of America, and for two years as its Second Vice President.
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21 Responses to Daily Haiku: April 12, 2020

  1. Paul Beech says:

    A truly beautiful, meditative haiga from Rick. Yes, to feel at one with Mother Earth…

    Peace to all this Easter,


    • Thanks for commenting, Paul. Happy Easter.

    • aloha and thank you Paul. beauty and meditation, i like the relationships you connect with through this work. and where that has taken you.

      peace, lightness and ease on you in this season. aloha rick

      somehow i first placed this reply in the “general reply“ box, rather than the “reply-to-specific-comment” box. so it appears farther down as well as here. sometimes i catch technology challenging me. sometimes i don’t. sometimes i catch it too late to entirely change it. might as well laugh. as a human being I’m fully capable of tumbling over both of my left hand thumbs at the same time. aloha r.

  2. Barbara Tate says:

    So peaceful. Thank you for sharing this

  3. Maureen Weldon says:

    A very beautiful haiga.

  4. MaryJo says:

    This is so beautiful. Listening to the sounds in silence, of the earth.
    Thank you.

  5. peggybilbro says:

    What a beautiful poem. I just read that the earth has stopped trembling as much now that air travel and noises and manufacturing have slowed so much. So wonderful to hear her pulse again. Thank you. 🙏🏻

    • Thanks, Peggy, for commenting. Happy Holiday!

    • aloha Peggy. it’s amazing to even partially understand how much effect we human creatures have on this planet. how beautiful if we understand how to use this to the benefit of both planet (and the life on this planet) and human beings. how beautiful the pulse of this planet can be. thank you. peace, lightness and ease on you. aloha rick.

  6. aloha and thank you Paul. beauty and meditation, i like the relationships you connect with through this work. and where that has taken you.

    peace, lightness and ease on you in this season. aloha rick

  7. aloha and thank you Charlotte, for showing this haiga. i know this is not usual on your blog. i hope it has worked as you intended. the joy of Easter on you. peace, lightness and ease energy on you as well. aloha rick

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