country roads

country roads
reflections of light
from new steel roofs

Published in on down the road, Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology, edited by LeRoy Gorman.

I wrote this poem for EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015: The Year of Light, The Haiku Foundation.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Cindy Gustafson on Pexels.com

Haiku Lessons at The Haiku Foundation

These are a few examples of lesson plans available at The Haiku Foundation Education Resources. Jim Kacian is Editor.

Haiku Plan for Kindergarten Students

Haiku Reading Plan for Grades 1 – 2

Haiku Writing Plan for Grades 3 – 4

Haiku Awareness Plan for Grades 5 – 6

There are many features and resources at
The Haiku Foundation.

Ellen Grace Olinger

EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaborative 2019 at The Haiku Foundation

Please see Jim Kacian’s post, EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaborative 2019 for more information, guidelines, and poems.

I posted these two poems there today:

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

Credit: Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

Published in Four Hundred and Two Snails, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2018, edited by Nicholas M. Sola.

Ellen Grace Olinger

haiku and creative notes

heart peace
and mind at rest
clear night sky

Ellen Grace Olinger
June 2016

In July 2016, I mentioned these artists and poets:

The Sketchy Poet, Where Wendy sketches out her poems in haiga style.
Wendy L. MacDonald

Nature as Art and Inspiration by Mary Mageau

Woodslawn Farm – Carol Purington

Haiga of Lidia Rozmus at The Haiku Foundation

1,000 Posts Review
June and July 2016

April poetry notes and photos

April is National Poetry Month,
founded by the Academy of American Poets
in April 1996.

April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day, hosted by The Haiku Foundation.

Please read Plans for International Haiku Poetry Day 2019, by Jim Kacian, for more information.

Lake Michigan – April 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger

Fall haiku and education note

late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

Time Of Singing (Volume 40, Intermezzo), Fall 2013.

Lora Homan Zill, editor, also included a note in this issue about my volunteer work in education at The Haiku Foundation.

Please visit The Haiku Foundation Education Resources for more information. Jim Kacian is editor.

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 2013 and February 2019
1,000 Posts Review

Guest Post and Notes

Presents of Mind, Haiku by Jim Kacian
is a guest post from April 27, 2013.

Jim Kacian serves on the Board of Directors for The Haiku Foundation. He is the founder and Chairperson.

Our Haiku Reading Plan for Grades 1 – 2 includes poems from Presents of Mind.

You may also wish to visit The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.

Ellen Grace Olinger
1,000 Posts Review
April 2013