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

New Haiku Lesson at The Haiku Foundation

I was inspired by International Haiku Poetry Day and EarthRise to write a new haiku lesson plan, for the Education Resources feature at The Haiku Foundation:

Haiku Lesson for All Ages: EarthRise Collaboration Themes and Poems

Jim Kacian is the editor for the Education Resources at The Haiku Foundation.  As I state at the end of the new plan, the work of several teachers, poets, and scholars is published there.  I helped begin this work in 2013, and it has grown, and continues to grow.

Ellen Grace Olinger

THF: EarthRise 2017

The Haiku Foundation’s post for EarthRise Rolling Collaborative Haiku 2017 was published today.  “Be a contributor to the longest poem on the planet!”

Reconciliation is the topic this year.

Please visit The Haiku Foundation for more information.


I posted this haiku for EarthRise 2017:

January thaw . . .
letting go
of old heartaches

Published in A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America 2015 Members’ Anthology, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee.


Ellen Grace Olinger

country roads

country roads
reflections of light
from new steel roofs

I wrote this haiku for the EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015: The Year of Light, at The Haiku Foundation.


Reconciliation is the topic for EarthRise Rolling Haiku this year.  Please see Jim Kacian’s April 10, 2017 post for the official information.

International Haiku Poetry Day (IHPD) is on April 17, hosted by The Haiku Foundation.

Ellen Grace Olinger