The Daily Post One-Word Prompt: Collaboration

Collaboration – My volunteer work in education at The Haiku Foundation is collaboration.  The haiku lessons I write reflect my years of teaching and use their excellent resources.  Jim Kacian is the editor.  The Haiku Foundation is non-profit.

For new readers here, these are two examples of lessons I wrote for The Lessons for All Ages category:

Using Poems from the EarthRise Haiku Collaboration

Using Poems from Book of the Week

The work of many teachers, scholars, and poets is featured on the Education Resources page.

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small waves to shore
one song after another
fades to silence


raindrops decorate
my study window
outside new leaves grow
on the tree I watched
turn gold



Ellen Grace Olinger

Images: wpclipart


Daily Prompt: Specific



Reviewing some of my haiku, I see that sometimes I am specific; for example the name of a tree and month.

one gold leaf
on the birch tree
early August

Other poems leave some details for the readers to add, from their experience; for example the flowers could be roses, tulips, etc.

country graves
silk flowers bloom
by the stones

This poem is a favorite, as I love the wildflowers along the roads.

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

The picture is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Daily Prompt: Hopeful

Hopeful was the prompt on December 31, 2016.

Tulip field – wpclipart

And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea the work of our hands establish thou it.

Psalm 90:17 (KJV)