Three Books

I’ve read three good books recently that I would like to mention here.

Ors, Haiku by Dan Schwerin (2015, Red Moon Press).

The Deep End of the Sky, by Chad Lee Robinson (2015, Turtle Light Press).  Chad’s blog with WordPress can be found here.

And this week, I read What Was Here, by Julie Warther, calligraphy by JS Graustein (2015, Folded Word).

Post by Ellen Grace Olinger



encouragement –
books and notes
and no competition
unexpected grace

One of the things I like about working online is that there is always room for one more.

I’ve met so many people and read so many blogs where there is sharing and support for one another’s work.  This is expressed in many ways, as we all have our own styles.

Flexibility and grace.  Encouragement.  Blessings.

Image credit:  Reusable Art

promise of goldenrod


at work
in the kitchen
I look out the window
and rest in the sight
of goldenrod by the road

after brilliant colors
of spring and summer

* * *

But he knoweth

the way that I take:

when he hath tried me,

I shall come forth as gold.

Job 23:10 (KJV)


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gardens overflow


early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

* * *

One of the first haiku I remember writing was from a long ago autumn, inspired by our perennial garden in Wisconsin.  The previous owners had planted flowers that return every year.  My heart is full of gratitude.  The Midwest, USA has always been my home.

frost soon —
cutting flowers

Published in The TOP, The Tournament of Poetry (1995).

Ellen Grace Olinger