Saturday, August 13, 2016

Summer on Lake Michigan--By Charlotte Digregorio--United States

Summer on Lake Michigan

No salt air,
no booming waves,
the folding ocean waves
of my surfer youth.

No jagged monoliths
or coastal mountains of
black bear and elk,
my childhood mysteries.

Just the lake’s equilibrium
in morning light and soft air,
small white footprints to trace.

Not even a stone’s throw
disturbs the lull.
Ripples float away

with thoughts of my thoughts
reaching sky’s end.

Charlotte Digregorio is the author of five award-winning non-fiction books and one poetry collection. Her latest book is Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. Digregorio has won thirty-nine poetry awards, writing eleven forms, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry is exhibited at libraries, convention centers, and on public transit, among other places. She served the Haiku Society of America for many years as an officer and hosted her own radio poetry program on public broadcasting. She blogs at   


  1. Charlotte,
    This is beautiful. So nice to have another accomplished poet her on this site as yourself. Welcome to Whispers!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  2. Dear Charlotte,

    It is good to see you already have a lovely comment from David on your creative verse. Welcome to Whispers! Thank you for sharing your gift of words.


  3. Enjoyed your piece Charlotte, thanks for sharing.

  4. "'s end." -- what a wonderful place for writing poetry!

  5. Hello Charlotte. Welcome to Whispers! What a very impressive resume of writing you have. Congratulations on all your accomplishments. I enjoyed your delightful poem. Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. This is such a delightful offering, Charlotte! I'm charmed by the lake’s equilibrium and soft air. Pleased to be meeting you twice in a week (here and twitter). Regards, paul

  7. I enjoyed your poem, Charlotte. What a surprise to see you here and read you in a different context. Love what you do.