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H is for Haiku–Shared in Memory of Maureen Wartski

Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 9, 2016

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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “H is for Haiku–Shared in Memory of Maureen Wartski” by Linda Martin Andersen

This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z.  I’m excited about trying something new.  I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.

Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge.  There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

H is for Haiku–Shared in Memory of Maureen Wartski

A photo of Maureen Wartski shared with me for my blog. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

A photo of Maureen Wartski shared with me for my blog. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen




“Haiku Walk”–Archived at her blog:

“When I was growing up in Japan, keeping eyes and ears open for interesting objects or events along the way was a game.” Read more here:


Archived at my blog:

Haiku poetry was shared by Maureen Wartksi, Robyn Hood Black, and Joy Acey.  Here is a haiku by Maureen:

Frostbitten flowers

Curl their petals inward

Guarding memories.

by Maureen Wartski

Enjoy more about haiku form and samples by three poets.


In another achieved blog post, Maureen shares her beautiful quilt art and a comment about her work:  “Personally, I like my wall-hangings and quilts to tell a story.”  Maureen achieved that and much more.


Moon Over Mountain Art Quilt by Maureen Wartski. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

Moon Over Mountain Art Quilt by Maureen Wartski. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

This lovely quilt art was a gift from Maureen when my husband was very ill.  It hung over my bed during his sickness and today it’s displayed in my dining room for the enjoyment of all who enter.  Maureen also mailed me original haikus and sometimes handmade cards each week during his extended illness.  I kept them all!  She richly blessed my life.

I miss Maureen and remember her fondly, especially when I read or hear haikus!

What “H” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

14 Responses to “H is for Haiku–Shared in Memory of Maureen Wartski”

  1. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. H is for humility too.

  2. Maureen did indeed make our world a better place. I loved her poems and her thoughtfulness. I’m sorry I never got to meet her in person.
    H is also for honored, humble, honest, hilarious and haute couture. Love, Sarah

  3. Fondness flowing heart
    to lips gives life forever
    Solitary star

  4. randommusings29 said

    I loved the Haiku, I wish I could write them but mine never turn out right!

  5. This was lovely. This is a beautiful tribute to your friend.

  6. What a wonderful tribute to your dear friend Maureen. Isn’t it great she left such beauty behind. She would be smiling. Linda. Hugs. ❤️

  7. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    Thanks for the memory reminder of Maureen. She was a great friend and a wonderful writer of prose and poetry!
    God bless you and God bless the lady who’s with the angels now.

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