I begin again

I begin again
with Psalm One
a snowflake falls
then another
each a work of art

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season…

Psalm 1: 3a (KJV)

November 2012
Ellen Grace Olinger

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January thaw

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

Early Spring Colors

Grey sky and tree branches not yet green with new leaves. Open views and quiet brown fields by the roads.  A few bird songs and snowdrops. Fallen tree branches in open spaces.  Muted early spring colors in the landscape.  Waves of Lake Michigan reach the shore.  Our old cedar tree by the garage.

When I began this site in April 2012, one of my goals was that it be a place to practice, and to share poems in a new way.


morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water

SMILE (Spring, 2012); Joyce M. Johnson, Editor/Publisher.

Also published in Take-out Window:  Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.

More information about HSA Members’ Anthologies can be read here.


Ellen Grace Olinger
April 9 and 10, 2017