I am reading Park Bench Memories: Haiku Tailwinds, by Gary Hotham. As stated in the book, he has been writing haiku since 1966. The haiku in this book were previously published in the last ten years, in many publications. Gary Hotham states, “Making moments wear words.” Wonderful book.
Yiqralo Press, 2020
Photos by the author
From my longer poem in the previous post, I wrote a haiku.
journals in the mail
new season of art
New to Haiku: Preparing Your First Submission is a new post this week by Julie Bloss Kelsey at The Haiku Foundation.
You can refer to their New To Haiku category for all the posts in this series at The Haiku Foundation.
wait to bloom
sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom
Time of Singing (Spring 2014)
Reprinted by Gene Meyers in his column, Celebrating Holy Week with Christian Haiku (2016), at the Haiku Society of America.
“Holy Week” was selected for my Poet Profile page in the Haiku Registry, at The Haiku Foundation.
Poems From Psalms And Nature
Haiku are by Ellen Grace Olinger.
Carol enjoyed the blogs and sharing her work with many readers. This is a post we created at Haiku Art Site for October 28, 2015.
Before the service –
an oriole carries my thoughts to God
The first hymn –
we sing our way
Prayer before soup
we unclasp our hands
to break bread
whether or not to go home
by the usual road
Haiku by Carol Purington
Reprinted with her permission
All Rights Reserved
You may also wish to visit Carol’s poetry page at Woodslawn Farm.
Please read Carol Purington’s Quiet Optimism by Michael Dylan Welch at Graceguts.
Woodslawn Farm is Carol’s family website. There is information about Carol’s new book, Farm Song.
Morning Song Poems for New Parents, Edited by Susan Todd and Carol Purington, was published in 2011 by St. Martin’s Press / Macmillan, in New York.
new year sunrise
the red poinsettia
spruce tree branches
by the windows
each day a painting
WestWard Quarterly, Winter 2021.
Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor, and Dr. Richard Leonard is the Publisher.
CREATIVE NOTE: I am honored and grateful that two of my haiku appear in the new WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading. The magazine is published from Hamilton, Illinois, USA. Their readers and poets are international. My name there is written as Dr. Ellen G. Olinger. In 1987, I earned the Doctor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University. Thank you.