I was able to spend some time with my paper files this week, which took me back to my early years with haiku.
My mother was a professor in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. I was writing poetry and she encouraged me to consider a form; and then I found Modern Haiku, in a Poet’s Market book.
Here is my haiku for my father.
rarely at your grave —
geranium blooms freely
on your workshop stool
Modern Haiku, Fall 1996
Ellen Olinger – Three Questions Series, 2010
Edited by Curtis Dunlap
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: July 11, 2017
You may also be interested in Haiku Art Site, where I keep track of my work in haiku over the years. I continue to love this form.
Ellen Grace Olinger