Letters to Mother Goose Series: a Ship a-sailing

You know Mother Goose writes in rhyme, but do you know her characters are poets too? Welcome to week thirteen (just one week left) of my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! This week the poem is penned by the captain and crew of the ship a-sailing in response to Mother Goose’s wish upon a star:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  
I wonder how my children are. 
Up above the world so bright, 
if I may, I wish they'd write...
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Travel Haiku: Taking Haiku on the Road

Early this month, we talked about how to start a Haiku Journal. As mentioned, famous Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho, recorded his travels by way of haiku in his diary. I recently took a drive to the northern California coast for some R & R and thought I’d follow Basho’s lead by poetically recording what I saw each day. Here are a few of my travel haiku, hopefully you can “see” what I saw through the imagery in these poems:

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