Haiku For The Seasons

how small the song
of an unknown bird
quiet memories

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praying the Psalms
old rose bush leans
against evergreens

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lake and sky
the same color
Autumn Equinox

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late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

Time Of Singing, Fall 2013

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staying with the light
I read in different corners
of the house

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how still
the winter landscape
I whisper the Psalms

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sunrise
daffodils bowed by rain
recover

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I wonder
what today’s poem may be
lilacs in the wind

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Update: The Haiku Foundation Education Resources

The Haiku Foundation Education Resources include a wide variety of content, by many authors.

Jim Kacian recently added to “Stories From The Field.”  There are 19 Teaching Stories listed, from the series edited and hosted by Brad Bennett and Jeannie Martin.  Each story listed to date links back to the original post at The Haiku Foundation.

January to February . . .

January thaw . . .
letting go
of old heartaches

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

mid-February light
on the evergreens
easy to imagine
their new growth
in spring

reading a new book
the fragrance
of fresh paper

tulip

“January thaw” was published in A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America 2015 Members’ Anthology, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee.  You can learn more about the HSA Members Anthology here, at their site.

The tulip is courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger