Daily Prompt: Blossom

each flower
a star for a time
daylilies

where once
I mourned
irises

Blossom

This is a poem from late September 2015:

Their Flowers Past

their flowers past
for a time and
as I return home
from the grocery store
the beauty of the plants
reaches my soul
for I too have kept
faith to flower
as I can

and grateful
to rest again
for a time

Grateful for the seasons,

Ellen Grace Olinger

In Loving Memory – Three Haiku

100_8180 (2)

These are haiku for my mother, Enola M. Borgh (1917 – 2004).  She would be so happy to know I am using my teaching gifts again at The Haiku Foundation.  She also volunteered after she retired; she taught English as a second language and worked at a nursing home.

*

gentle spring winds
in evergreen trees
the friendship we grew

Mother’s Day
sorrow has become
stars

forget-me-nots
bloom everywhere
love endures

*

Photos and poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

*
“gentle spring winds” was published in Time Of Singing (Spring 2012).

100_5949

For Mother’s Day 2017