Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DMC: "refuge & solace" by Heidi Mordhorst

#haikuforhealing 11.26.16

refuge & solace:
today I don't turn on
the news

#haikuforhealing 11.27.16

not by hiding
from the world but by living
widely in it

© 2016 Heidi Mordhorst. All rights reserved.

Learn more about #haikuforhealing at Mary Lee Hahn's Poetrepository.

Ann Rider has challenged us to write poems about places of refuge and solace this month. Click HERE for more details.

You have until the end of the day to join in! Post your poem on our November 2016 padlet and I will add it to the wrap-up celebration HERE. One lucky participant will win a copy of BEFORE MORNING by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes, courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.


  1. I Love what Mary Lee is doing with #haikuforhealing & expect to join in. Appreciations to her & to you for these thoughts, Michelle.
    Also, excited to see what TLD is gifted with today to complete November.

  2. In a few words, you've given us substance for this new way of living, Heidi. Well done!

  3. Lovely, Heidi (and advice I need to follow.)

  4. Beautifully stated, Heidi. What I needed for today.

  5. I love how these haiku come off as a conversation, Heidi, while simultaneously speaking directly to the reader. Thanks for the poetry medicine today. Echoing Jone and the others, it was just what I needed.

  6. These are lovely. Inspiration to start my own. Thank you!

  7. Heidi, you and Mary Lee make good partners in helping us use poetry to heal. I will be joining in beginning 12/1. I have had to keep the news off. We have the TV tuned to the Hallmark channel. Even my husband can't watch the news.

  8. I love how these two work together. Very nice.

  9. A wonderful insight to be reminded of in this times Beautiful poem