Entries by Liz Steinglass

Welcome to Poetry Friday!

                            Why I’m Here I’m here to make pancakes when it’s hard to go to school. I’m here to save the crossword and talk about the day. I’m here to be calm when others can’t, to hug and find what’s lost. I’m […]

iPhone Epitaph

    Rose Gold Here lie the shattered remains of Liz’s iPhone 7. It succumbed to the weight of her minivan and now it rings in heaven.   As always, Michelle Heidenrich Barnes has a wonderful interview and inspirational challenge on her blog this month. This time the interview takes the form of a mock […]

Learning from the Best Haiku Teachers

    chapstick and nail clippers all that’s left in my father’s dresser   For almost twenty years, the Haiku Society of America has hosted The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition for students in grades 7-12. I hope you’ll take a moment at some point to read the winning entries. The students’ […]

Winter Puppy Haiku

                                            puppy walk stopping to sniff the falling snow   I love reading Jama Rattigan’s gorgeous blog Alphabet Soup. She recommends wonderful books, cooks delicious (looking) foods, and takes beautiful pictures that generally include […]

Tired Trees

                          I wrote this cinquain in response to Carol Varsalona’s invitation to contribute to her gallery Autumn Ablaze. Carol’s galleries are always full of gorgeous images and provocative language. Thank you, Carol for your inspiration and for your regular celebrations of poetry, community, […]