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

haiku and creative notes

heart peace
and mind at rest
clear night sky

Ellen Grace Olinger
June 2016

In July 2016, I mentioned these artists and poets:

The Sketchy Poet, Where Wendy sketches out her poems in haiga style.
Wendy L. MacDonald

Nature as Art and Inspiration by Mary Mageau

Woodslawn Farm – Carol Purington

Haiga of Lidia Rozmus at The Haiku Foundation

1,000 Posts Review
June and July 2016

Vintage Picture and Two Poems

feeling new poems
fallow fields
waking up

(Time Of Singing, 2000)

This was a poem about beginning to write again, as I recall.

cup of coffee
by the water
this day to God

Now when I begin the day, I wonder what poems may be given. And when I am unable to write, I review my archives, as you know. And anytime, good to review if we can. We may be surprised to rediscover some old work. See some growth. Be encouraged to continue, try new ideas. And always beauty – I rest and look out the window. A different pace now, with peaceful gratitude.

Kite Drawing is courtesy of Reusable Art.

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

snowdrops

gardens in winter
the serene snowfall
and remembering
where snowdrops
will bloom

The snowdrops here are blooming again.

In January 2016, we updated my Poet Details page at the Haiku Registry.  Billie Wilson was the Editor then.  The registry is a Resource at The Haiku Foundation. Please visit The Haiku Foundation for current information.

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

Photo credit: wpclipart

April poetry notes and photos

April is National Poetry Month,
founded by the Academy of American Poets
in April 1996.

April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day, hosted by The Haiku Foundation.

Please read Plans for International Haiku Poetry Day 2019, by Jim Kacian, for more information.

Lake Michigan – April 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger