Fall haiku and education note

late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

Time Of Singing (Volume 40, Intermezzo), Fall 2013.

Lora Homan Zill, editor, also included a note in this issue about my volunteer work in education at The Haiku Foundation.

Please visit The Haiku Foundation Education Resources for more information. Jim Kacian is editor.

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 2013 and February 2019
1,000 Posts Review

summer haiku

warm August night
light fading —
already?

Time Of Singing (1996)

Time Of Singing was one of the first print journals to review and accept my haiku. This journal was founded by Dr. Benjamin P. Browne in 1958. Charles A. Waugaman was the editor from 1964-65, and from 1980-98. Then Lora Homan Zill became editor. TOS has a long history, and the new Winter 2018/19 issue is from Volume 45 (Number 3).

We live in Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan. Our winters are long and our summers are short. The autumns and springs are also beautiful. Each month has its own character. I remember the moment of this poem. The light is beautiful all year – the yard, the way it falls in a room, and inspires poems and prose.

Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2013 and February 2019
1,000 Posts Review

Resources and Poem

Some of the past posts and pages here link to content at other sites. For this review post, I simply link directly to the other sites. Thank you.

My Poet Profile Page at the Haiku Registry, The Haiku Foundation. Billie Wilson was editor when we created my page. I was also serving as a volunteer in education at The Haiku Foundation.

The Haiku Foundation Education Resources

The Heron’s Nest

shoveling . . .
scent of mint
through snow

This haiku was selected for the 25th Anniversary Volume, Time Of Singing, in 1998.

Ellen Grace Olinger

1,000 posts review series

Blog Review – 1,000 Posts

Thanks to WordPress for the notifications. I had not realized this site had reached 1,000 posts. My post today continues the review I began yesterday.

The titles in this post link to the original posts here at Haiku Art Site, which in turn link to the other sites and content mentioned.

Hope you enjoy the past posts – and discover other sites and haiku resources that may be new for you today.

“In the acorn lies the Oak” – this saying is from a vintage drawing by William Walker at Reusable Art. I am grateful for the public domain art sites.

Thanks to all the editors, artists, and publishers in general. And how amazing that vintage art can be shared again online. I learn more about art history.

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku – edited by Tom Clausen. In the post I mention this good resource for haiku.

The Archives there are organized by author and month.

This Creative Notes post links to a haiku book by Margarita Engle that you can read at The Haiku Foundation (THF). The introduction at THF is by Garry Eaton.

You may also wish to visit The Haiku Foundation Forums.

In a future post, I’ll review some of my haiku and tanka so far, along with other resources that may be of interest and useful to you. 

Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger

Images are courtesy of Reusable Art.

1,000 Posts

“Congratulations on writing 1000 posts on Haiku Art Site!”

These are posts from over the years that you may wish to view:

Guest Post With Carol Purington

our dreams – by Merrill Ann Gonzales

Haiku by Jim Kacian

The Daily Post Photo Challenges Archive

I began here in April 2012, and will continue to review my archives so far, and highlight a few posts for readers. Thank you.

Thank you also to WordPress.

We began with
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
in December 2009.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog is a good resource. She features a poet and poem every day, and sometimes I reblog a post here. The poet may be someone I know through our WordPress sites, through volunteer work at The Haiku Foundation, or another reason. I love to learn, and read all the poems.

Charlotte was the Regional Coordinator for the Midwest at the Haiku Society of America, when I reconnected years ago with that organization. Julie Warther is our current Coordinator for the Midwest Region.

I have always lived in the Midwest, USA. I am retired now, and blog in an informal way. Thank you for your visits!

Ellen Grace Olinger