Poem and Creative Notes

driving home
on different roads
and streets

these trees are taller

I remember places
that only exist in photos
and memories now

and then
the beauty

of today

Ellen Grace Olinger

I searched this site to see if I had published this poem before, and I rediscovered this Guest Post by Carol Purington (April 6, 2017). Her tanka are wonderful. The phrase in common is “driving home.”

You can visit Carol Purington at Woodslawn Farm, and read her new post there for March 2019.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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