View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

foggy morning - haiku

arriving at work
lunch still on kitchen counter –
foggy morning


Blogger Moneybags said...

You always right such wonderful haikus. I'm horrible at poetry, so I love reading poems by talented people like yourself. Have you gotten any of your writings published yet?

8:38 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Thanks you. I've had several of my haiku published. I keep sending out more in hopes of further publication.

The last batch netted three sales - at $.50 each!

I'm keeping my day job.

6:10 AM  
Blogger Moneybags said...

That's great, Lee. It's so hard to get anything published. I wrote one short story before, and I never got it published. It probably wasn't very good, but it was a lot of fun to write.

What company do you send your haikus to that pays $.50 each?

5:44 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

There are several haiku periodicals. I've published haiku in "bottle rockets, frogpond," and "haiku headlines." I also joined some area haiku poets to publish a chapbook ("A Harvest of Haiku"); we have a second chapbook in the works.

I've published other poetry in a number of publications oveer the years, but it's not regular, and it certainly does not pay well. I think the most I ever got for a poem was $5.

To be honest, I'm an okay poet, not a great one, so I'm not surprised. Actually, each acceptance is a pleasnt surprise!

I've had less luck with short stories. About a dozen rejections over the years.

I keep trying.

7:29 AM  

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