Creative Notes: Two Books

I am reading A Moment’s Longing, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2019. Tanya McDonald served as our Editor this year. Please visit the Haiku Society of America for more information.

My poem in the book:

one red tulip
blooms in the hosta border
time alone with God

Another new book I am reading this year is Walking the Fence: Selected Tanka of Randy Brooks (2019, Brooks Books; Taylorville, Illinois). Please visit Brooks Books Haiku for more information.

Ellen Grace Olinger

EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaborative 2019 at The Haiku Foundation

Please see Jim Kacian’s post, EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaborative 2019 for more information, guidelines, and poems.

I posted these two poems there today:

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

Credit: Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

Published in Four Hundred and Two Snails, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2018, edited by Nicholas M. Sola.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Winter to Spring

reading Psalms
on a Sunday morning
winter’s rest

shoveling . . .
scent of mint
through snow

This haiku was published in Time Of Singing, their 25th Anniversary Volume, in 1998.

Wisconsin spring
sandhill cranes
in a field of snow

Published in This World: Haiku Society of America 2013 Members’ Anthology, edited by Carolyn Coit Dancy.  The Haiku Society of America.

Ellen Grace Olinger
January 2015
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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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