Haiku – Summer 2019

You are welcome to reprint my poems with proper credit. Ideas include bulletin boards in classrooms, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes – places where a short poem may be an encouragement to someone or help with a poetry lesson. Thank you.

summer
early sun fills
a bouquet of flowers

summer sun
thrift store bowl painted
with leaves and fruit

Friday morning
fresh water
for the daisies

Saturday morning
so happy with the plants
we bought on sale

early Sunday
raindrops in some light
on evergreen branches

early morning
hosta flowers grow
above the windowsill

peaceful morning
a prayer from childhood
still with me

Ellen Grace Olinger

summer haiku

warm August night
light fading —
already?

Time Of Singing (1996)

Time Of Singing was one of the first print journals to review and accept my haiku. This journal was founded by Dr. Benjamin P. Browne in 1958. Charles A. Waugaman was the editor from 1964-65, and from 1980-98. Then Lora Homan Zill became editor. TOS has a long history, and the new Winter 2018/19 issue is from Volume 45 (Number 3).

We live in Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan. Our winters are long and our summers are short. The autumns and springs are also beautiful. Each month has its own character. I remember the moment of this poem. The light is beautiful all year – the yard, the way it falls in a room, and inspires poems and prose.

Ellen Grace Olinger
August 2013 and February 2019
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