Cover Art

With permissions, I edited the first Gallery of Cover Art at The Haiku Foundation.  Thank you to Dave Russo for his work to publish this gallery (2016).  The covers in the gallery are from chapbooks, books, and journals.

One of the covers is Family Farm: Haiku for a Place of Moons, by Carol Purington.  Illustrations by Shirley L. Horn.   You can learn more at Carol’s poetry page at Woodslawn Farm.

familyfarm

 

Creative Notes

basket_red_white_roses

reading
a devotional book
names of authors
in small print

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Quiet Christmas Poetry, by contrast, is a large print book.  I still remember sharing with an older relative in 2014, and my aunt said, “Oh, I can read this.”  Karl and I created this book from my Christmas site.  I am grateful for different books, which seem to work well at different times.

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lichen

Lichen photo by Paul Sherman at wpclipart.

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I took this photo in November 2016.

 

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Ellen Grace Olinger

haiku and creative notes

country roads
reflections of light
from new steel roofs

Published in on down the road, Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology; LeRoy Gorman, Editor.

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I wrote my poem for EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015: The Year of LightThe Haiku Foundation.

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And I wrote this lesson plan, which was edited and published by Jim Kacian at The Haiku Foundation:

Haiku Lesson for All Ages: EarthRise Collaboration Themes and Poems.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

 

still true

This poem is from my first site: Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, August 28, 2010.   I work with others to achieve projects, and also write poems and take photos.   I cannot work the way I did when younger, but I like to think what I can achieve reflects many years in a good way.

September
on the horizon
all the goals
I can still
try to reach

Ellen Grace Olinger

This year my goal is to work more with our Quiet Christmas Poetry large print chapbook.  In 2018, I hope to return to some drafts I began to create a few small books.