Tag Archives: Reading

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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Consider Your Future as a Successful Writer

Like any other goal in life, if you want to be a successful writer, you have to define where you are now and where you want to go. If you define your writing goals, you can achieve them. They must … Continue reading

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What Do You Read in Your Spare Time?

In my blogs, I often tell writers that if they want to get published in certain genres, they must do a lot of reading in that genre. Actually, regardless of the genre you want to write and get published in, … Continue reading

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