on my desk –
bleeding hearts in bloom
Ellen Grace Olinger
My haiku was published first in Time Of Singing (1994).
“Photo by Paul Sherman of wpclipart dedicated to the Public Domain”
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
sorrow has become
Photos and poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.
“gentle spring winds” was published in Time Of Singing (Spring 2012).
For Mother’s Day 2017
This morning, I am listening to Porcelain by Helen Jane Long. She composed and arranged the album. Some of the titles of her songs are: Porcelain, Stars, Lost Wind, Broken, Through The Dark.
Her art both comforts and inspires.
Yesterday, I watched some of her live concert performances on YouTube, after my day’s work was done.
from winter’s grief
Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger
The spring plants are just beginning – the lovely hopeful time when the new green grows through last year’s autumn leaves. The photos in this post are courtesy of wpclipart.
on a cold day
Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger
all these years
the gift of seeing
frame the stars
During a difficult time with my health, I read, “And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places . . .” Isaiah 45: 3 (KJV).