Haiku For The Seasons

how small the song
of an unknown bird
quiet memories


praying the Psalms
old rose bush leans
against evergreens


lake and sky
the same color
Autumn Equinox


late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

Time Of Singing, Fall 2013


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


how still
the winter landscape
I whisper the Psalms


daffodils bowed by rain


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


Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes

I enjoy reviewing my archives here and there.  Here are a few posts from past Junes.

Summer Haiku by Carol Purington – 2017

In June 2016, I reblogged a poem by Billie Wilson from Charlotte DiGregorio’s Writer’s Blog.  This is from her Daily Haiku ongoing series.  (Links go to Charlotte’s site for this note.)

“A world opening” – photos by Merrill Ann Gonzales – 2014

old photos – 2014



Photo by Ellen Grace Olinger

Haiku for Holy Week by Carol Purington

In the pew
behind a wiggly boy
I praise the Son of Man

Cleaning my car…
the palm branch I folded
into a cross

Good Friday Service
a branch of pussywillows
throws spiky shadows

This dark Saturday –
those faithful women
who didn’t yet know

After sunrise
we notice field flowers
the way He did

Carol Purington
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Carol adds that the Good Friday haiku was published in these two places: The Haiku of North America 2001 Anthology, “Paperclips” and HAIKU: A Writer’s Guide to Haiku and Related Forms, Bruce Ross, 2002.

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