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

January to February . . .

January thaw . . .
letting go
of old heartaches

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

mid-February light
on the evergreens
easy to imagine
their new growth
in spring

reading a new book
the fragrance
of fresh paper

tulip

“January thaw” was published in A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America 2015 Members’ Anthology, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee.  You can learn more about the HSA Members Anthology here, at their site.

The tulip is courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger

haiku and creative notes

country roads
reflections of light
from new steel roofs

Published in on down the road, Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology; LeRoy Gorman, Editor.

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I wrote my poem for EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015: The Year of LightThe Haiku Foundation.

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And I wrote this lesson plan, which was edited and published by Jim Kacian at The Haiku Foundation:

Haiku Lesson for All Ages: EarthRise Collaboration Themes and Poems.

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Ellen Grace Olinger