December/January

Hello from snowy Eastern Washington!

Photographer: Craig Weeks

Photographer: Craig Weeks

To be honest, we haven’t had much snow. I’m good with that, but truly I wouldn’t mind getting ONE day of skiing in. My granddaughters on the other hand, had no problem finding powder. They are dare devils, and ski where I’d never have the courage.

Tiera 14, Maizy 12. Climbing because chair lifts don’t go this high. YIKES!  Photograph by Zebulon Groff A.K.A. Daddy of girls.

Tiera 14, Maizy 12. Climbing because chair lifts don’t go this high. YIKES!

Photograph by Zebulon Groff A.K.A. Daddy of girls.

And yes of course I had a little grand baby time. Such sweethearts!

Adriannah 14, Maizy 12, Tiera 14. Love my girls

Adriannah 14, Maizy 12, Tiera 14. Love my girls

And my youngest granddaughter Harlow Rain. I just want to kiss those cheeks!

And my youngest granddaughter Harlow Rain. I just want to kiss those cheeks!


Are you into Podcasts? I have four that I listen to on a regular basis. One that I enjoy very much is The Poetry Magazine Podcast. I listen on my iPhone, but you can download from whichever device you’re using. Search for The Poetry Magazine Podcast. It’s truly a delight. It’s very helpful in dissecting poems, and understanding the true meaning of them.

I have had such positive feedback on our little teaching episodes here, on writing poetry. It appears I have a few photographers out there as well, and so this is what we are going to do this month - “Haiga”. In the past we’ve talked about Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka’s. Haiga is another form of Japanese poetry, and is very similar to Haiku, and Senryu. The only difference is it’s combined with a photo.

Haiga originated in china in the 7th century. Historically it combined a painting, and calligraphy. Modern Haiga artists combine digital photos with either a Haiku or Senryu. Remember, a Haiku, and Senryu format is 5-7-5 in syllables. They relate to something you can experience with your senses, and usually indicate a certain season. Please see an example of one I wrote. Then give it a try, and send me your results!

I have thoughts running wild on a fourth book doing just this. :)

Photograph by Craig Weeks. Poetry by P.S. Rowland

Photograph by Craig Weeks. Poetry by P.S. Rowland

I want to thank all of you again for your continued support of my art. It’s a beautiful feeling going to the post office with a box full of signed copies to mail out. You can always order from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, iTunes, Google Play, and your local bookstores, but if you’d like a signed copy, please let me know by contacting me via the contact tab at the top of my website. www.psrowland.com

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Until. next time, be well, happy, true to yourself, and keep writing!












Posted on January 18, 2019 .