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
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.
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
trimming the stems
and giving them
I posted this poem here on October 13, 2017. Yesterday, I added the poem to my new site, Large Print Poems.
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.
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom
Time of Singing, 1994
sudden cold —
Time of Singing, 1997
Quiet Christmas Poetry
(a site and large print chapbook)
shoveling . . .
scent of mint
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.
thoughts of a friend
who always loved and grew
I wonder . . . Has the sky
ever been this beautiful a blue?
for Charles A. Waugaman (1932 – 2010)
Time of Singing poetry journal
As with Modern Haiku, I learned of Time of Singing from a Poet’s Market book years ago. Charles was editor of Time Of Singing at that time, and published my haiku and other poems. Grateful to all.
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