Modern Haiku – Volume 50.1

I received the new issue of Modern Haiku, An Independent Journal of Haiku and Haiku Studies (Volume 50.1, Winter – Spring 2019). Paul Miller included a note, From The Editor, to honor that Modern Haiku has now been in print for fifty years. The website for this print journal includes information about the editorial staff, along with other content.

all the roads

I am grateful for all the roads I know in our area.  There are the roads people use to get to the freeways, and then there are the smaller roads.  I like the slower pace, and that I can take extra time to arrive home from errands, at this time in my life.

Sometimes I like to visit the roads that I reached after returning here from my mother’ s home in the Milwaukee area, years ago.  There was always a sense of being in a familiar place, of course; then as I reached the small country roads further north, I felt my soul-home and place.

These roads are always new, even as their presence in my life is a deep blessing.

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country cemetery
trumpet vines
growing taller
than the gravestones

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time Of Singing
Summer 2012

after rain

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When I look back on some difficult days and years, I remember how beauty sustained me.  I still have an image in my mind of autumn trees from my mother’s hospital window, and the quiet beautiful prayer room at the hospital – a world apart for a few minutes.

after rain
light shines
through tears
on windows

Moved to Tears WordPress prompt

The photo is from our yard this spring.

Ellen Grace Olinger