Daily Prompt – Place

Do you have a favorite place you have visited? Where is it?

Daily Prompt

We live in Wisconsin, the Midwest, USA. I am grateful to be home now, my favorite place. We live by Lake Michigan in a small town. I love to watch the light through the days and seasons, and our perennial gardens.

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Creative Reading Note: Gary Hotham

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
Maryland, USA
Author copyright
Photos by the author

Time of Singing poetry journal

Time of Singing poetry journal, edited by Lora Zill, has a new site. This print journal was one of the first to publish my poems, and I am grateful. Today I am reading the Winter 2020/21 issue (Volume 47, Number 3).

Here is an early poem.

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

Matthew 13: 31–32 inspired my poem.
Published by Time of Singing (1995).

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

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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