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
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three poems

mild December day
pheasants in fields
apples still on some trees
poems to write and
poetry journals to read

family tablecloths
passed on to me
they look like
the art I select
for my blogs

family party
blessed and now past
resting with haiku

The image is a sample
from Victorian Decorative Borders and Designs
(Dover Publications).

December 2012
Ellen Grace Olinger
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