Monday, December 31, 2012

. . .and so a new year begins

     Chalk Outlines is taking a one year hiatus.  I will be starting a new blog project beginning January 1st, 2013, entitled "Haiku 365".  My new blog will feature a haiku poem everyday for the entire year.  Hence the name: Haiku 365!  This could prove to be quite a challenge but I believe I'm up to it.  I plan to release these blog posts in book form in 2014 and I'm hoping to interest a publisher in my project.  I hope to create the necessary following needed to land a book deal and you can help.  How you ask?  Please tell all your friends, read my daily blog posts, sign up to be a follower, sign up for my daily email, and subscribe to my new blog.  I appreciate any and all help that you can provide. 

     So I hope you join me in my new, year long adventure.  Please feel free to comment on my blog posts and email me.  I enjoy the feedback: positive or negative.

     I'll see you tomorrow for the first post.  I can't wait to get started!  Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Haiku 4 U

hard freeze continues
summer garden comes inside
fragrant greenery

© Lydia Lowe 11/14/2012  

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.

Henry Ford

Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.

Doris Lessing

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Haiku 4 U

warm winter weather
is forecast for afternoon
winds blow from the south

© Lydia Lowe 11/14/2012  

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

I am a part of all that I have met.

Alfred Tennyson

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Haiku 4 U

crisp, frosty morning
birdsong rings out from the trees
delights my hearing

© Lydia Lowe 11/14/2012  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.

S.E. Hinton

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Haiku 4 U

branches scrape against
the metal eaves of the house
nails on a blackboard

© Lydia Lowe 10/27/2012 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

If a man has to say trust me, Gogu conveyed, it's a sure sign you cannot. Trust him, that is. Trust is a thing you know without words.

Juliet Marillier

Wednesday, December 5, 2012



I just received news this morning that the book has been printed and has been released.  If you'd like to order a copy of it, and see my contribution in print-that would be #82, you can purchase your copy at this address: Mammoth Publications.

RENGA: Japanese linked-verse poetry in which two or more poets supply alternating sections of a poem.  (A Renga is a conversation!!!)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Haiku 4 U

a squirrel in the park
holds a black walnut in his mouth
as he digs a hole

© Lydia Lowe 10/27/2012