Tag Archives: Reading

Leading Lives with Purpose through Reading and Writing Haiku & Senryu

I recently asked one question of haikuists and senryuists worldwide. I contacted the newsletter editors of the Haiku Society of America and Haiku Canada to post a notice about the question; I posted the notice on my blog that has … Continue reading

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Chicagoans: Don’t Miss This Poetry Event!

Charlotte Digregorio will be honored at Madame ZuZu’s Tea House in Highland Park, IL at 5 p.m., Saturday, May 14 in “A Salute to Haiku,” sponsored by Highland Park Poetry.  An open mic will follow. (Madame ZuZu’s is located at 1876 First St. … Continue reading

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Name Just One of Your Favorite Poets

On this very gray, rainy day, I am staying inside.  I thought of asking the question: Name just one of your favorite poets, and why is he/she one of your favorites? I hope we get some interesting answers. Please make … Continue reading

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A Lifeline: Reading and Writing

Whether we are religious or not, our spirituality is often rooted in the writing we do. We observe things around us and in nature, and we write about them. We write from the heart, and in doing so, we enter … Continue reading

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De-Stressing for These Times (and All Times!)

I think poets naturally show a gratitude for life. We appreciate solitude for writing, and yet, perhaps when there is too much of it, like during the pandemic lockdown, it gets a little much for us all. Before the pandemic, … Continue reading

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How Are You Finding Peace Today?

Dear Readers, Are you following a church service online? Are you spending the day in contemplation? We hope you are reading The Daily Haiku! Let us know. Post your comments below. These past few weeks, besides my regular editing and … Continue reading

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A Simple Thought for Readers & Creative Writers

Many readers of this blog  are probably doing a bit more reading than usual, staying at home during the coronavirus crisis. I was reading Ellen Grace Olinger’s blog and I spotted an interesting thought in a long poem of hers … Continue reading

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Tanka Time

Dear Readers, I don’t often run tanka–a lyrical poetry form of five lines with 31 syllables maximum– that originated centuries ago in Japan. However, I received two interesting ones from Roberta Beary in Ireland. I’m sure you will enjoy these … Continue reading

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The Cradle of American Haiku Festival in Wisconsin Open to the Public

To my Blog Followers: If you can make it, The Cradle of American Haiku Festival in Mineral Point, WI, Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22 is a jam-packed weekend of learning and fun! This is the third time the … Continue reading

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On Language Patrol: Avoid These Expressions

I’ve been keeping track again of stale language I’ve read in newspapers and magazines these past few weeks. Feature writers and columnists shouldn’t resort to using these hackneyed terms and phrases: 1) pork barrel 2) acid test 3) bone of … Continue reading

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