poems and books

gold leaves
drift to ground
sunbeam
on the water

reading
a devotional book
names of authors
in small print

Quiet Christmas Poetry, by contrast, is a large print book.  I still remember sharing with an older relative in 2014, and my aunt said, “Oh, I can read this.”  Karl and I created this book from my Christmas site.

I am grateful for different books,
which seem to work well at different times.

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

reading the poets
of my parents’
generation
their voices
return

we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom

The previous three poems are published in the book:  They Gave Us Life: Celebrating MothersFathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press). As noted in the book, “reading the poets” was also published in SMILE, 2010.

September 2017 – November 2017
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Ellen Grace Olinger

reading poems aloud

Easter And Spring Poetry

reading poems aloud
raindrops on windows
I remember how Helen Keller
learned water

SMILE – 2010

This version appeared in another journal:

reading poems aloud
raindrops on the windows
reminds me how
Helen Keller
learned “water”

Time Of Singing
Volume 38, Number 2
Summer 2011

I appreciate the ideas of editors and publishers. And I remember the moment that inspired the poems!

Ellen Grace Olinger

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snowdrops

gardens in winter
the serene snowfall
and remembering
where snowdrops
will bloom

The snowdrops here are blooming again.

In January 2016, we updated my Poet Details page at the Haiku Registry.  Billie Wilson was the Editor then.  The registry is a Resource at The Haiku Foundation. Please visit The Haiku Foundation for current information.

Ellen Grace Olinger
January 2016 and April 2019
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