Flowers, Poems, Posts

I took this photo on July 2, 2018. Previous owners planted our peonies years ago. The peonies are just beginning to grow again this year.

In August 2018, I posted a small collection of my haiku:
Haiku For The Seasons.

My post could become a small printed chapbook some day, with a few photos and credits. Perhaps a book to send someone with a card.

I wonder
what today’s poem may be
lilacs in the wind

I have mentioned Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog. Charlotte publishes poems by many poets, along with other content.

Please see Charlotte’s recent post from April 27, 2019 at her blog: Exhibit Travels Again: Haiku & Senryu.

Ellen Grace Olinger
July – August 2018, and May 2019
1,000 Posts Review

This photo is courtesy of wpclipart.

There will be a few more posts in this series.
Thank you so much for your visits and support.

Creative Notes

Lovingkindness is a post from yesterday at our site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. The post shares verses from the Psalms with this word.

As I learn from many others, one of the blessings of writing poetry is the way we focus on each word. If there are fewer words, what are the best words?

On Sunday, I was praying the Psalms, and the word lovingkindness was given, and I thought, “What a beautiful word, and hope to include the word in a poem.”

Nature is also a source of inspiration. My poems usually are given as I read and pay attention to daily life. My overall goal is to offer hope. Everyone has a story, and I have needed to begin again a few times. Always beauty, always hope. Creativity with blogs works so well for me.

This tanka is from my site, Poems From Psalms and Nature.

more blessings
to bestow
orange tulip petals
in a bowl of water
by the window

Marsh Marigolds are beginning to bloom here. I found the drawing at wpclipart.

Thank you, and blessings,

Ellen Grace Olinger

Haiku Photos

As I read and view my archives for my 1,000 Posts Review, I remember favorite photos. When I began taking some photos again, I realized that poetry helps me see the photos. I would look around the yard, or create a bouquet, and see the photos already there – waiting for someone with a camera. I call them Haiku Photos.

And the images can be expressed in many ways, many art forms. A simple note of encouragement is art too, for example.

New hosta growing by the birch tree – May 2015

Shadows of forsythia on the cedar wood garage – June 2015

Roses from the yard – July 2015

where once
I mourned
irises

Photo is from the yard in July 2015.

I love how the daylilies grow, bloom, and accept change – to begin again the next year. This photo is from August 2015.

The seasons change, and I love observing nature. This photo is from October 1, 2015. The light through the days and years is a constant source of inspiration.

Flowers from a store – Winter 2019

Cedar garage – December 2018

Haiku Photos and Poem
are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Modern Haiku Archive

1,000 Posts Review, From August 2016:

“This morning I am reading at the Modern Haiku Archive web site.  So interesting to read from the early years to the current years at Modern Haiku. Paul Miller is the current editor, and more information about their staff can be read here.”

Today I am reading again, and note the Volume 1 – 10 Modern Haiku Covers Index.

Modern Haiku is a print journal. Please see their site for more information. There is much to read and view there.

As a general note, I enjoy viewing cover art and learning about design. I am interested in the credits for books, journals, blogs, etc.

Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2016 and April 2019
1,000 Posts Review