I think of how sentences
can become poems
This is a second haiku about reading from August 2013. I have to pause and remember what I was trying to say. I added the word “can.”
Sometimes an author describes a place so well, while telling a story, that I think of a poem – the land, the colors, the light. And I think about how writing our notes and observations in a journal can be the beginning of a poem later.
Often when I write a new poem for a blog post, I have been reading for a time. The wonder and beauty of language. Then I look outside, and am inspired once again by the same views.
I read memoirs and poetry by Luci Shaw. Her gift with poetry is a natural part of her prose. I see how writing in one area, can help us with work in another form as well.
Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2013 and February 2019
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I’ve mentioned the Haiku Registry at The Haiku Foundation.
You may be interested in Jim Kacian’s post, Hello and Goodbye at The Haiku Registry. After a decade of service, Billie Wilson has stepped down from this work. Marta Chocilowska is the new manager.
We are working on a second large print chapbook, in the same style as Quiet Christmas Poetry. The theme is Wisconsin Seasons and Encouragement.
roses in the sun
and some in full bloom
good to grow older
Poem and photo are by Ellen Grace Olinger.