Haiku for Holy Week by Carol Purington

In the pew
behind a wiggly boy
I praise the Son of Man

Cleaning my car…
the palm branch I folded
into a cross

Good Friday Service
a branch of pussywillows
throws spiky shadows

This dark Saturday –
those faithful women
who didn’t yet know

After sunrise
we notice field flowers
the way He did

Carol Purington
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Carol adds that the Good Friday haiku was published in these two places: The Haiku of North America 2001 Anthology, “Paperclips” and HAIKU: A Writer’s Guide to Haiku and Related Forms, Bruce Ross, 2002.

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Quiet Christmas Poetry

holiness
and humility
Christmas

Northern sun
shines on frozen beach
still the days grow shorter
shadow of poinsettia
on the wall

tree branches
and winter white sky
poem on the page

Christmas night sky
becomes sunrise
tree branches
covered with ice
glisten in the sun

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

These are poems from Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Old Wood In The House

strong winter winds
old wood in the house
ceilings, floors, walls
startling me in the early hours
speaking to me this day

resilience
strength

the way
Hope holds

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This poem is from January 30, 2012.

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

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I thought I’d begin a new series here of posts that are influenced by my study of haiku.

Ellen Grace Olinger