My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

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Free Kindle Book Promo: Haiku Reflections II


Haiku Reflections ii front cover

My second haiku collection:

Haiku Reflections II

will be available as a free kindle download at all Amazon sites:, .ca, UK, IT…(Nov. 6,7,8)

If you enjoy haiku, you might want to get a copy now, while it’s free. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And if you like the book, a review at Amazon would be most appreciated.

Happy Reading and Weekend!ย 


Haiku Reflections: Spring IS On the Way!

spring IS on the way haiku

We had a glorious, sunny day yesterday, here in Interior BC.

Joe and I took some time off from work/chores/to-do-lists and decided to take a LONG walk.

We ended up down at our lake shore, sitting in the sun, soaking up some rays and good energy. ๐Ÿ™‚

It felt so good to have sun on my face again and to see a really clear, blue sky, ๐Ÿ™‚ after too many weeks of dark cloudy days. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Spring really IS on the way here.

How about where you are? Any signs of spring?ย 

Have a wonderful week! ย 


An Amazon Screenshot that Made Me :-) and Free Promo!


Amazon ca print screen feb 21 15

This was the screenshot over at today, when I did a keyword search for “haiku” in the Kindle store!

Wowsa, I wasn’t expecting to have one of my haiku books: (Haiku Reflections I) in the top spot; what a nice surprise. ๐Ÿ™‚

And there are 100 pages of books, for the keyword: haiku.ย 

I LOVE writing and reading haiku sooooo much. It’s such an honor to have people reading my work and buying my books/eBooks too.

I also have 2 free Kindle promos on this weekend, one for my midlife romance novel:

Third Chapter, Second Chance.

The other promo is for my cookbook:

The Groovy Green Kitchen I: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker.

Both are available all weekend for free, as Kindle downloads at:, .ca, UK,….etc.

See the links on the sidebar here or visit your own Amazon site to download copies.

It’s back to typing for me here!ย 

Have a great weekend. Happy Reading and Cooking too! ๐Ÿ™‚


Haiku Reflections: A Trio of Haiku Poems to Welcome the New Year!


First snow of season.

A “Christmas-card” view, beckons.

Digging out the boots.


Snowshoes. City park.

Untouched, winter wonderland.

Flash of white rabbit.ย 


A new year begins.

Fresh palette, possibilities.

Raise a glass of cheer!


I hope your year is off to a great start. ๐Ÿ™‚

All poems from:

Haiku Reflections II: The Four Seasons by Geraldine Helen Hartman


Amazon Book “Breakthrough” on Black Friday :-)

I was over at and Amazon.caย yesterday morning, browsing; along with a gazillion other shoppers and to my surprise and delight, 2 of my books/eBooks were on 3 Top 100 PAID lists! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a screenshot from around 9AM,ย Black Fridayย over atย  Amazon.comย from the:

Top 100 Paid List for Vegetarian Cookbooks:

The Groovy Green Kitchen on Black Friday 2014 at 9 AM

The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cookerย was atย #75.ย 

Not number 1 but heh on a Paid List, especially on Black Friday, I’ll take it. ๐Ÿ˜‰


It’s a rare honor/treat to end up on any Top 100 List at Amazon, especially the paid lists considering the millions of books that are available at Amazon.ย I wasn’t able to see if I moved up any further later in the day as I was out and about with a lot of errands to do, but it sure was a nice way to start the morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

haiku cover from vespers blog

Meanwhile, over at, Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons Volume 1 was on 2 Top 100 Paid Lists: Love Poems and Haiku and Japanese.ย 

Considering how many people were online at and .ca shopping yesterday (I’m guessing in the millions!) that made it even more special.

It also gave me a “kick in the pants” to get back working on my two current eBook projects more diligently. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve been rather lazy about getting these projects finished but I’m digging in this week to change that.

One is the second installment in The Groovy Green Kitchen series, the other is a motivational book about a number of topics including the Law of Attraction.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Happy Shopping, Cooking and Reading too! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Are You Yearning for Snow???


yearning haiku

I am! ๐Ÿ˜‰

We’ve had quite a bit of rain recently, here in BC but just a bit of snow that melts before it hits the ground at lower elevations (where we are).ย 

This haiku and photo came to mind today, as I scanned the cloudy skies.

Any snow where you are?

Have a wonderful, magical weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚


Haiku Reflections II FREE Kindle Promo This Weekend! :-)

Haiku Reflections ii front cover


Haiku Reflections II

(click for Amazon product page)

If you enjoy haiku poetry and don’t have a copy of my second haiku collection yet, it will be available as a free kindle download this weekend at, .ca, .UK…..

I hope you’ll check out my other books/eBooks at Amazon too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And do share this promotion if you can, thanks!ย 

If you do enjoy this or any of my other books, reviews are always appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Reading and Have a Wonderful Weekend.

The sun is shining here in BC and I’m smiling. ๐Ÿ˜‰