November poem and notes


few leaves
left on the lilac
living with
your loss 

by Ellen Grace Olinger

“November” was published in Hermitage, A Haiku Journal, Volume II, 2005.  Ion Codrescu, Editor.

“November” was reprinted in Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need (2007, Elin Grace Publishing).  This is a book I co-edited with Lora Homan Zill, the editor of Time Of Singing.  Charles A. Waugaman was the Art Editor and Illustrator.  The book cover is by him.  For more information, please visit the books page at Time Of Singing.

Welcoming Hope is a poetry anthology.

Quiet Christmas Poetry, the large print chapbook Karl and I published in 2014, is also available at Time Of Singing.

All proceeds for both books benefit Time Of Singing (TOS).  
Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger

Haiku by Carol Purington

Before the service –
an oriole carries my thoughts to God
and back

The first hymn –
we sing our way
into harmony

Prayer before soup
we unclasp our hands
to break bread

Driving away
whether or not to go home
by the usual road

Haiku by Carol Purington
Reprinted with her permission
All Rights Reserved

You may also wish to visit Carol’s poetry page at Woodslawn Farm.