Tanka: Five Poems

morning light
forms part of a cross
on the wood wall
my faith completes
the picture

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

tiny leaves
on trees
no prayer
in my heart
too small for God

no longer
a stranger
the joy of being able
to share long stories
of this area

by grace we try
to keep a promise
finish a project
monarch butterflies
back in Wisconsin

My poems are from a Page at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. The page is Morning light – Tanka. (My pages there – my first site – are filed under MENU.)

It is Autumn here in Wisconsin, USA. I like creating posts around themes, as well as following our Midwest seasons.

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Language Arts: Poems

reading
on a Sunday afternoon
I remember poems
about the language arts

R  est
E  ducate
A  dmire
D  ream
I  nspire
N  ew
G  oals

READING

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

LIBRARY

WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018

reading haiku
the generous new growth
of evergreens

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: June 21, 2019

older now
used books settle
in their new home

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019)
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press
West Union, WV

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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Poetry and Time: Four Haiku

This post continues the ideas from my previous post, thoughts of a friend.

These are a few of my haiku that were published by Time of Singing poetry journal. Charles A. Waugaman was editor for years, and now Lora Homan Zill has been editor for years. There are also Contributing Editors.

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Time of Singing, 1994

sudden cold —
Christmas cactus
already blooming

Time of Singing, 1997

Quiet Christmas Poetry
(a site and large print chapbook)

shoveling . . .
scent of mint
through snow

Time of Singing
25th Anniversary Volume, 1998

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

Time of Singing, 2014

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

I am also grateful to the many artists who add color and beauty to my posts.

Thank you.

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birds sing

birds sing
outside the window
as we join with many
who pray the Psalms
this Mystery