Today's Poem Today Photo by i yunmai on Unsplash. Diet Mentality Why is happiness Tied so closely to a small Number on the scale?
Today’s Poem Today
This feature began during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and was born also during the month of April, National Poetry Writing Month. I had committed on April 1 to writing a poem every day, and I did it, but it was April 22 when I began to post them only minutes after writing them. As the series begins, the poems are named for the number of days I’ve been sheltering in place.
Write Your Own Ending
Today's Poem Today Photo by Benoit Gauzere on Unsplash. Write Your Own Ending If how you spend time Creates who you will become: “I’m on my way to…”
Today's Poem Today Photo by Javardh on Unsplash. Gut Check The niggle I feel Genuine, deep in my core I’ll listen to that
Today's Poem Today Photo by Dave Hoefler on Unsplash Easter Easter dawn rises Bright, blue sky, newly green grass Listen! The earth sings
Return, after COVID
Today's Poem Today Photo by Ben White on Unsplash. Return, after COVID Seeing you at church Filled my longing soul with joy It’s good to be back
Today's Poem Today Photo by Wim van 't Einde on Unsplash. Good Friday How is today "good?" Confusion reigns, yet I trust God's plan for His world.
National Poetry Writing Month
Today's Poem Today Photo by Trust "Tru" Katsande on Unsplash. National Poetry Writing Month A reason to write! A-poem-a-day starts now It’s NaPoWriMo
Today's Poem Today November 30, 1985. Anniversary Musings Blizzard Conditions on the day we were married, we didn't notice. What we didn't know was how much more we could love in thirty-five years. Below is the annual revisiting of our wintry wedding. As I understand it, the year we were married still holds the record … Continue reading Anniversary Musings
Photo by Devin Avery on Unsplash. Today's Poem Today Optimism Coffee tells the day We can do anything, so what shall we do first?
Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash. Today's Poem Today Gray Day A rainy morning says, slow down, no need to rush savor this gift
Today's Poem Today Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash. Nesting Cool, frosty mornings nudge the nesting instinct, and I must cook and bake
Today's Poem Today Photo by Sam Derkach on Unsplash. Be Present Frosted grass sparkles When I look out my front door. I'll worry later.
Today's Poem Today Photo by Javardh on Unsplash. Sleep-writing I wrote a haiku in the middle of the night --but I forgot it.
Today's Poem Today Photo by Zane Lee on Unsplash. Coffee Date Anticipating a visit with a good friend makes a pleasant day
Today's Poem Today Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash. Patience Quiet thunder rolls Resolving eager tension The teapot is hot
The Aftermath of Pretty
Today's Poem Today Photo by Alex Motoc on Unsplash. The Aftermath of Pretty Sounds of leaf blowers Call out through the morning calm Let's clean up this mess
Missed a Day
Today's Poem Today Photo by Aaron Fernando on Unsplash. Missed a Day A new habit falls easily to the wayside Start again today
Today's Poem Today Photo by Bookblock on Unsplash. Really? "Out of the habit." My only, sad excuse for, "Why aren't you writing."
Today's Poem Today Photo by Artiom Vallat on Unsplash. Results Unknown Sun's up this morning Autumn air is crisp and clear Our lives continue
Today's Poem Today Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash. Civic Duty It's Election Day. Go vote, go vote, go vote -- Go! Vote! Go vote, go vote.
Today's Poem Today Photo by Fatih on Unsplash Lazy Leaves As the trees let go On this crisp, Autumn morning Fat, golden flakes fall.
Today's Poem Today Photo by Robert Katzki on Unsplash. After Rain A young fox explores. A fresh breeze accompanies The songs of bathed birds.
Today’s Poem Today Photo by Susan Isaacs. Camping Beautiful June night For hot dogs over the fire Sharing time with friends
Cut & Color
Today's Poem Today Photo by Shari Sirotnak on Unsplash. Cut & Color Adventure awaits Anything is possible With a new hair style
Today's Poem Today Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash. Ministry We can minister Without working for the church Empathy is key
Today's Poem Today Photo by Phoebe Strafford on Unsplash. Poetry Writing gratitude Seeing beauty in the dark As well as the light
RV to the Rescue
Today's Poem Today RV to the Rescue A/C out at home First camping trip of the year Is in our driveway
Today's Poem Today We’re Listening Humility hurts But not as much as seeing Humanity hurt
Today's Poem Today Photo by Guilherme Stecanella on Unsplash. Meh. No time to lose heart When you’re tired and uninspired Write something, at least
Today's Poem Today Photo by Robert V. Ruggiero on Unsplash. Rest The breeze cajoles me -- Let yourself be, just be here With a grateful heart
Late Spring Morning
Today's Poem Today Mug by Prouty Pottery, Rapid City, SD. Photo by Susan Isaacs. Late Spring Morning Writing in the screened porch Gorgeous morning for coffee And introspection
Today's Poem Today Photo by raquel raclette on Unsplash. Renewal Morning writing speaks Fresh hope, wonder, potential Not felt at midnight
Today's Poem Today Photo source: National Museum of the Netherlands. http://europeana.eu/ We Begin Always we begin again. Always we begin again. Always we begin --Credit to St. Benedict
A Beautiful Day
Today's Poem Today Photo by Susan Isaacs. A Beautiful Day Yesterday was a Perfect combination of Friendship, flying, food
I Dreamed I was Writing.
Today's Poem Today Photo by Tim Foster on Unsplash. I dreamed I was writing. Words marched In precision parade, Each following each, Waiting at the tip of my pen To be revealed -- To fulfill its purpose. Words grew Into a battalion, Proud to stand together, Ready to be struck down To serve the greater … Continue reading I Dreamed I was Writing.
Today's Poem Today Photo by pine watt on Unsplash. Snapshot Haiku as journal Gives a glimpse into each day But only a glimpse
Today's Poem Today Photo by Rodrigo Rodriguez on Unsplash. Cloudy Morning Dawn hit snooze today Snuggled in a bed of clouds She waited to shine
Today's Poem Today Photo by Zwaddi on Unsplash. Sunshine Brilliant morning sun Energizing the spirit Renewing the earth
Today's Poem Today Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash. Day 71 Always life unfolds As it will forevermore I’m done counting days
Today's Poem Today Photo by Susan Isaacs. Day 70Blew off my routineTo hang out with the hubbyWe're going flying
Today's Poem Today Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash. Day 69 Back to church today Training for sanitizing Masses resume soon
Today's Poem Today Day 68 The screened porch beckoned Just realized I didn't Write a haiku yet
Today's Poem Today Photo by Carolanne Gauthier on Unsplash. Day 67 So sunny and bright I may go do some yard work It’ll shock my husband
Today's Poem Today Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash. Day 66 Reclaim healthy ways Morning journaling, fresh air, And meditation
Today's Poem Today Day 65 Late to the party Urgent matter to attend Purchased a toilet
Today's Poem Today Image by dograapps from Pixabay. Day 64 It's an occasion Our son came for a visit Dinner and board games
Today's Poem Today Photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash. Day 63 Why, oh, why, oh, why? Why so elusive, dear sleep? I thought we were friends.
Today's Poem Today Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash. Day 62 Sunday’s without Mass I miss gathering in our Eucharistic faith
Today's Poem Today Photo by Jez Timms on Unsplash. Day 61 Saturday Morning Off to the farmers market For local honey
Today's Poem Today Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash. Day 60 I’m not sure there’s a poem in me right now
Day 59: Insomnia
Today's Poem Today Photo by Ihor Malytskyi on Unsplash. Insomnia ~ thief of tonight’s dreams and tomorrow’s coherent sentences
Today's Poem Today Photo by Caroline Hernandez on Unsplash. Day 58 Seeing friends today From a safe distance, of course Still missing the hugs
Today's Poem Today Day 57 Weather is warmer Going out a little more ---Sadly puts on bra
Today's Poem Today Day 56 Blood donation day Big beef lunch coming right up Juice, cookies later
Mother’s Day (Day 55)
Today's Poem Today Photo by Mike on Unsplash. Mother’s Day (Day 55) Can’t visit my mom So I’ll zoom all my love in Gratitude for hers.
Today's Poem Today Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash. Day 54 Beautiful morning Late frost and no alarm mean Snuggling in bed late
Poems During a Pandemic Poems During a Pandemic has been a limited companion series to Today’s Poems Today. This entry is the last in the series, as all others (beginning with Day 16, written on April 1) have been previously posted. Day 19 Morning rhythm off Facebook cut in early so This is my haiku
Today's Poem Today Photo by Dan Dimmock on Unsplash Day 52 Dreamed I was taking A poetry class -- “Do it,” You might be thinking.
Today's Poem Today Photo by Bence Kiss-Dobronyi on Unsplash. Day 52 Life will feel normal When we can all go to church -- And restaurants, of course.
Poems During a Pandemic Poems During a Pandemic is a limited companion series to Today’s Poems Today. Here you will find the poems I have written since April 1 (day 16 of my sheltering in place). Each evening I’ll post a previously unshared poem working backward in time, one-poem-a-day, until we get back to April … Continue reading Day 21
Photo by Jenny Marvin on Unsplash. Day 51 Lots of things to do So meditation will be On top of the list
Poems During a Pandemic Poems During a Pandemic is a limited companion series to Today’s Poems Today. Here you will find the poems I have written since April 1 (day 16 of my sheltering in place). Each evening I’ll post a previously unshared poem working backward in time, one-poem-a-day, until we get back to April … Continue reading Day 22
Today's Poem Today Photo by Shirley Tittermary on Unsplash Day 50 We’re up and at ‘em I need to write a haiku And sip my coffee
Today's Poem Today* Photo by Tom Barrett on Unsplash. If there's not such a thing as a two stanza haiku, I don't know what this is. Day 49 False dichotomy: “Living scared”/ live as before There are more options It’s not “living scared” To proceed in this new world Smarter than before ~Susan Fischbach Isaacs … Continue reading Day 49
Today's Poem Today Photo by Jaka Škrlep on Unsplash. Day 48 Jesus, Good Shepherd We can be rebellious sheep Thanks for your mercy
Today's Poem Today Day 47 A spark of insight Reveals an exciting path -- Possibilities
Today's Poem Today Day 46 Well, this introvert Has had enough alone time. Who’d have ever thought...
Today's Poem Today Day 45 Trees, flowers renew While inside I’m longing for Springtime for my soul
Today's Poem Today Day 44 No haiku today I don’t really feel like it Well, maybe just this
Today's Poem Today Day 43 Praying for people With mysterious symptoms Lord, not corona
Today's Poem Today Day 42 A haiku-a-day Isn’t so hard, you just need To count your syl-la-
Today's Poem Today Day 41 Arguing about Nonsense because we’re running Out of things to do
Today's Poem Today Day 40 It's been forty days Like another Lent this year We still wait with hope
Day 39 — A & B
Today's Poem Today It's a twofer again, today. I woke up thinking about A, then looked in the mirror and got B. 39A Bad habits must stop Ten o’clock bedtime tonight I said so, that’s why 39B It’s hairmageddon The threat of crafting shears And boxed dye looms near
Day 37.5 & Day 38
Today's Poem Today This morning's entry is a twofer. Day 37.5 was written during the night as I mulled over the day before. Day 38 is less than 15 minutes old. It would have been more appropriate for Earth Day yesterday, perhaps, but it wasn't raining here then. Day 37.5 Mild anxiety Like a hum … Continue reading Day 37.5 & Day 38
Today's Poem Today Day 37 Bright sun in tree tops Shadows on the grass below Beauty through contrast Today's Poem Today is a new adventure. Since April 1 of this year, I've been writing a poem every morning (often a haiku), then posting a few of them days or even more than a week later. … Continue reading Day 37
Day 27: An Easter Haiku
Can't go to Mass but ~ Jesus isn't quarantined ~ The tomb is empty