August 31 – September 6, 2020: Poetry from Ingrid Bruck and Keran Olm-Stoelting

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Ingrid Bruck

Ingrid Bruck lives in Pennsylvania Amish country, a landscape that inhabits her poetry. Current work appears in Leaves of Ink, Failed Haiku, Otata and Quatrain.Fish. Poetry website: www.ingridbruck.com

The following work is Copyright © 2020, and owned by Ingrid Bruck and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Nine Haiku

sap moon
underground
a stream

pounding rain
shuts off the lights
corona virus

rush hour
bursting from the cave
bats

birds flying
the sunset trail
westward ho

doves
non-stop air to ground
warbling

first and last
get only children time
in large families

buck moon
traveling with me
in the car

daybreak
tree leaves dripping
stars

breezy predawn
ebbing chimes
lap the dark
(After: evening breeze/water laps the legs/ of the blue heron ~by Buson)

Keran Olm-Stoelting

Rev. Dr. Keran Olm-Stoelting is originally from Illinois and now lives in Florida.  She has recently retired from a 30 year career in the ordained ministry of the United Church of Christ. Much of her writing has been liturgies, sermons, memorial services, weddings and memoirs of appreciation to loved ones.    She recently began writing poetry which makes her heart sing.  She is now completing The Poetry’s Path, an online class taught by Marc Olmstead. This class has opened her up to a passion of pursuing her creative process through poetry.  Keran is widowed and lives with her housemate, Carolyn, in Venice, Florida.

The following work is Copyright © 2020, and owned by Keran Olm-Stoelting and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

An Excerpt of a Letter to Ex-husband

Our high school experience
when I look at the pictures
I laugh at two gawky teenagers
with graduation gowns
their baby in the audience
on my mother’s lap
Actually we handled that pretty well.