Tanka by Carol Purington

From the root-cellar
the last of the winter squash
still succulent,
the poem you wrote recalling
a grandmother’s hearty soup

by Carol Purington
All Rights Reserved

Published in GUSTS, Fall/Winter 2008.
“Canada’s First English Tanka Journal.”

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Carol Purington’s Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry includes a short biography, a summary of her awards and books, and selected work.

Billie Wilson is the editor for THF Haiku Registry.

The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry

THF Celebration Fortnight 2017 – Day 7 post, by Jim Kacian, highlights the Haiku Registry, as “THF Fact of the Day.”  Billie Wilson is the manager for THF Haiku Registry.

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This lesson plan from The Haiku Foundation Education Resources features a haiku by Peggy Willis Lyles, from her Poet Profile page at The Haiku Registry:

Haiku Awareness Plan for Grades 1 – 2.

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You can see my page here.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Haiku Registry at The Haiku Foundation

Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016

The Haiku Registry is edited and managed by Billie Wilson, at The Haiku Foundation.

When I began my volunteer work in education at THF (2012), the registry was part of my general background reading.  I learned so much, from reading the Poet Profiles.  And I continue to read there often.  For example, I may be interested in learning more about a poet, after reading a poem on a blog, or learning of a book by a poet.

You can read my Poet Profile page here.

I took the photos of the daylilies last summer.

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Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016

 

The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry

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We updated my Poet Details page at the Haiku Registry.  Billie Wilson is the Editor.  The registry is a Feature at The Haiku Foundation.

I took the photo of Lake Michigan on January 9, 2016, and chose this photo for my registry page.  I added “January thaw.”  My selection of haiku are from 1994 – 2015.

January thaw . . .
letting go
of old heartaches

Published in A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America 2015 Members’ Anthology, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Two Haiku by Billie Wilson

winter wind —
a cradlesong sung
in an ancient tongue

campfire sparks —
someone outside the circle
starts another song

Billie Wilson is an Associate Editor at The Heron’s Nest.  Her haiku in this post are from the new book, NEST FEATHERS Selected Haiku from the First 15 Years of The Heron’s Nest.  Reprinted with permission from Billie Wilson.  All Rights Reserved.