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

early morning

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

early morning
and reading
many writers
each time I look
the sky has changed

July 2014

This summer I am rereading books by Luci Shaw, along with a few poetry journals. Here and there I look at memoirs from thrift stores.

Always the Psalms – a place of stability and hope for me. So much room for growth. Sometimes good to read something new, and sometimes good to reread.

July 2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Review notes

I have reached January 2018, with my review. WordPress inspired me, with their “Post Milestone” in January of this year. So soon I will complete my review and 1,000 Posts series. Thank you. I have learned a lot through this review. I see how I could revise some old poems, as I also remember the moment and emotions at the time. And I see some growth! Next post will continue with my January 2018 archive. I began this site in April 2012, and the encouragement of many people is reflected and supported here.

I often reprint poems in new ways. For example, I may see over time that poems form a small collection, and one of my photos may also go well with the post.

This was my note from WordPress, in my notifications. I would have missed this achievement otherwise. They are good teachers and editors!

“Congratulations on writing 1000 posts on Haiku Art Site!”

Ellen Grace Olinger