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Winter Morning Walks
Winter Morning Walks: One Hundred Postcards to Jim Harrison | Ted Kooser
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A collection of poetry by Ted Kooser.
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Flaneurette
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Pickpick

Quiet haiku like poems to calm my anxious squirrel brain. Thank you to @Redwritinghood for posting about this lovely book

Redwritinghood You‘re welcome! So glad you enjoyed it. 9mo
readordierachel That's a gorgeous typewriter! 9mo
BarbaraBB Hi! Hope all is well! Just checking in ❤️ 7mo
Flaneurette @BarbaraBB hello! Yes I‘m doing fine, just not been on Litsy much lately, so kind of you to think of me..I just sent u a friend request on LibraryThing 😄 7mo
BarbaraBB I accepted of course. I haven‘t been much on LT lately so I‘ve been missing your reviews and updates! 7mo
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Booksnchill
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Ok- Whiskey is tired of waiting for me to decide to walk in the freezing cold- he wants to go now so I will return to the audiobook portion of my reading and maybe finish one of the several things I have started- January has been a very fragmented reading month so far- by the first of February I should finish about 10 things in one week!!🤣 #DogsOfLitsy

Pricel101 What a cutie!🐾😊 10mo
Booksnchill @Pricel101 Thanks- he certainly thinks so! #DachshundRules🐾🤣 10mo
ReadingRover Dexter kills me with the walking demands and always during the worst weather at the most inopportune times!!! 😂 10mo
Gaylagal2 I know that look very, very well!😉 Chico looks at me like that every single day🐾😂 10mo
Booksnchill @ReadingRover @Gaylagal2 and we freeze and give in🐾💖💖🤣 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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I deeply enjoyed this collection of short poems. Written during a time when the author was undergoing cancer treatments and had to avoid strong sunlight, early morning winter walks were his only chance to be outside. The poems are short because they were made to fit on a postcard that he sent to a fellow poet. These short observations of the landscape and wildlife reflect the author‘s pensive mood and love of the world around him.

Lcsmcat Stacked! 10mo
TrishB And me! 10mo
Redwritinghood @TrishB @Lcsmcat 💕💕 I hope you enjoy it, too. 10mo
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Tamra So much 💜💜💜💜 10mo
Tamra I‘ve gobbled up every collection of Kooser‘s I can find. 10mo
Redwritinghood @Tamra I‘ll definitely be looking for more of his work. 10mo
AceOnRoam Lovely review. 10mo
Pricel101 @Lcsmcat @TrishB @Tamra stacked! 📚 cancer is a constant in my life, will def give this a read 🙏 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones What a great conclusion to this lovely collection! RTC

Bradleygirl Beautiful! 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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Lcsmcat ❤️ 10mo
DivineDiana Beautiful! 10mo
Tamra 💜 10mo
readordierachel 💕 10mo
LauraBeth I love that ❤️ 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones It‘s a beautiful sunny day where I am, but I loved the imagery in this poem about a foggy winter morning.

DivineDiana Beautiful! And your image is perfect! ❤️ 10mo
monalyisha I‘ve loved every single selection you‘ve posted from this collection. 💙 10mo
Bradleygirl Oh lovely 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones For some reason, this whimsical description of an owl flying back to his nest in the early winter morning has really stuck with me. I had not really read Kooser before, but will definitely be checking out more of his poetry.

merelybookish I like Kooser! He feels very Midwestern to me. He gives depth to ordinary objects and events. 10mo
Redwritinghood @merelybookish I grew up in the Midwest, so maybe that‘s why his poems are resonating with me so well. 10mo
Graywacke Great poem 10mo
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merelybookish I think he's from Nebraska. And I lived in the Midwest for 10+ years. It does seem to have its own rhythms and ethos. 10mo
MaGoose I love Ted Kooser's poetry. 10mo
monalyisha I like this one a bunch! I can see why it‘s stayed with you. 🖤 I like that the owl‘s portrayed as a kind-of Everyman (Everyowl) character; I don‘t know that I‘ve ever read anything like that. They‘re usually imbued with such grace, import, & wisdom. 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones I‘m really enjoying reading these on cold winter mornings. They‘re making the winter feel more cozy.

Soubhiville That‘s so lyrical. Gorgeous. 10mo
monalyisha I love this one!!! 😍 10mo
Eggs ♥️♥️ 10mo
readordierachel 💖 10mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones This collection has some really lovely winter landscape descriptions. 🌕💫💫

Tamra My favorite poet and one of my favorite collections! 💜 10mo
monalyisha I love nature poetry. 💚 10mo
Redwritinghood @monalyisha @Tamra I‘m really enjoying it so far. 10mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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This poetry volume immediately came to mind when I saw the #walking prompt for #150pnpcoverparty! Turns out I already posted about this book a year ago.

Sorry it‘s so small— screen capture then zoom if you want to read the poetry 😊.

CrowCAH What a coincidence! 🚶‍♀️ 2y
LeahBergen What a marvellous idea for a book. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @CrowCAH I was surprised to find that I was the last one to post about it, too! But poetry doesn‘t seem to get a lot of Litsy posts in general. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen I admire Kooser for both writing a poem a day AND then sending it out! I don‘t have that kind of self-discipline. 2y
Suet624 I agree with your comment above. Such discipline! Wish I could do that. 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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During one winter, poet Ted Kooser wrote a new poem daily and sent them on postcards to his friend Jim Harrison (RIP). This is a wonderful wintry #poetry pick.

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eedevore
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What's happening in my journal right now is what would happen if Winter Morning Walks and Dog Songs had a baby. Sadly, right now, it's proof that not all babies are pretty. Maybe it will improve with age, though.