two haiku

frost soon –
cutting flowers
generously

The TOP The Tournament of Poetry
1995

new garden
in October
Autumn light

Ellen Grace Olinger
September – October 2018
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Flowers, Poems, Posts

I took this photo on July 2, 2018. Previous owners planted our peonies years ago. The peonies are just beginning to grow again this year.

In August 2018, I posted a small collection of my haiku:
Haiku For The Seasons.

My post could become a small printed chapbook some day, with a few photos and credits. Perhaps a book to send someone with a card.

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

I have mentioned Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog. Charlotte publishes poems by many poets, along with other content.

Please see Charlotte’s recent post from April 27, 2019 at her blog: Exhibit Travels Again: Haiku & Senryu.

Ellen Grace Olinger
July – August 2018, and May 2019
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There will be a few more posts in this series.
Thank you so much for your visits and support.

seeing new details

seeing new details
in the old painting
February light

We have art on the walls from Bethesda Thrift Store in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  I imagine the paintings have many stories.

It always amazes me to watch the days grow longer again, even during our long winters. We have lived here long enough, that the light and gardens tell me the time and seasons, in a general way. The garden is always beautiful – the flowers, and also the entire cycle.

I took this photo in the yard yesterday – daylilies and tree shadow in the morning light.

Daylily and ferns – July 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger
February 2018 and May 2019
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Two Poems From My Archives

shoveling . . .
scent of mint
through snow

This haiku was selected for the 25th Anniversary Volume, Time Of Singing, in 1998.

ice floating
in rose-colored water
some days
feeling old
some young

a Lake Michigan poem

Ellen Grace Olinger
January 2018
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