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

barge on the horizon

barge on the horizon . . .
       disappearing . . .
              the life I left

Time Of Singing (1997)

D. Claire Gallagher, Editor, selected this haiku for the Members’ Anthology 2000, Haiku Society of America.  The book is called Crinkled Sunshine.

I still love to watch the barges on Lake Michigan. Today we have a winter storm, yet we know there will be spring again. I remember writing this poem. I had to make some changes for health and family reasons. A beautiful new life slowly grew, from deeper roots. One day at a time. Over time. I am retired now. My overall goal with my blogs is to offer hope.

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

summer haiku

warm August night
light fading —
already?

Time Of Singing (1996)

Time Of Singing was one of the first print journals to review and accept my haiku. This journal was founded by Dr. Benjamin P. Browne in 1958. Charles A. Waugaman was the editor from 1964-65, and from 1980-98. Then Lora Homan Zill became editor. TOS has a long history, and the new Winter 2018/19 issue is from Volume 45 (Number 3).

We live in Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan. Our winters are long and our summers are short. The autumns and springs are also beautiful. Each month has its own character. I remember the moment of this poem. The light is beautiful all year – the yard, the way it falls in a room, and inspires poems and prose.

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