light falls

light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

Published in Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology, edited by David Grayson.

I posted these photos for The Daily Post Structure Photo Challenge.

Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2017
1,000 Posts Review

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
1,000 Posts Review

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
1,000 Posts Review

Wisconsin spring

lily of the valley
fragrance of forgiveness
memories of love

where once
I mourned
irises

Wisconsin spring
sandhill cranes
in a field of snow 

“Wisconsin spring” was published in This World: Haiku Society of America 2013 Members’ Anthology, edited by Carolyn Coit Dancy.

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Ellen Grace Olinger
June 2013
1,000 Posts Review

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog is a good resource. She features a poet and poem every day, and sometimes I reblog a post here. The poet may be someone I know through our WordPress sites, through volunteer work at The Haiku Foundation, or another reason. I love to learn, and read all the poems.

Charlotte was the Regional Coordinator for the Midwest at the Haiku Society of America, when I reconnected years ago with that organization. Julie Warther is our current Coordinator for the Midwest Region.

I have always lived in the Midwest, USA. I am retired now, and blog in an informal way. Thank you for your visits!

Ellen Grace Olinger