BOOKS and Garden

B  eautiful way to
O  pen hearts and
O  pen minds to
K  now new stories and
S  ongs

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I took the photo of the forget-me-nots yesterday.  Books are some of my best friends.  I treasure books I have received as gifts, and I enjoy buying used books at libraries and thrift stores.  This week I bought books that had been discarded, though originally donated in memory of someone.  I thought, “These books have found a new home.”  So many stories with blogs and books!

Peonies are growing with daylilies.

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Ferns

Ellen Grace Olinger
Photos are from June 2, 2017.

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Montage: The Book – Created and Edited by Allan Burns

This weekend I am rereading MontageThe Book (2010, 2012, The Haiku Foundation), Created and Edited by Allan Burns.

The Artwork is by Ron Moss, and the Foreword is by Peggy Willis Lyles.  The Book Design is by Red Moon Press (Winchester, VA).

This is a beautiful and unique book about haiku, with many poems and poets.

The Haiku Reading Plan for Grades 3 – 4 is an example of a lesson that features poems from Montage.  The poems are typed in the plan for teachers to use easily, and the plan links to the Montage galleries online.

Jim Kacian is the Editor for The Haiku Foundation Education Resources.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library

Jim Kacian and I completed a new lesson plan:

Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.

I will keep this post short, and hope you can look at the plan if you are interested.  It lists the 7 collections in THF Digital Library, and the lesson features a book by Ion Codrescu.  Garry Eaton is the volunteer librarian.

The Haiku Foundation is non-profit.

Thank you

Ellen Grace Olinger

Grammatical Patterns And Composition by Enola M. Borgh

My mother was a professor in the English Department at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  A few years ago, one of her books was reprinted and I bought a copy from Amazon.  The book is on a shelf near my computer.

I began writing poetry in high school.  My mother wisely let me discover my own path.   One day she said, “If you’re a writer, you’ll write.”  When I was older, she encouraged me to learn a form.  Then I discovered haiku, and began subscribing to Modern Haiku in 1993.  I remember she sent me a postcard and said I seemed comfortable with the form.

Mom especially enjoyed novels.  For me, many more poetry books than novels.  We watched movies and went to bookstores.  We enjoyed Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.

During her last illness, I read aloud to her.  We shall meet again.

This is her book:

Grammatical Patterns And Composition
Enola M. Borgh
Copyright, Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, 1963
First Printing, June, 1963

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