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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thoughts of a friend

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
Spring 2011

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.

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flowers and leaves

flowers and leaves
in light wind
and sun . . .
new beginnings
at any age

My pace is slower now, older now. Some life chapters are well in the past, and yet creativity renews, with care and time. I have known an academic career in education, chronic illness, caregiving, volunteer work, and the history we all share. Grateful.

By God’s grace, and help from many people, my art grows through difficult times. I look for beauty every day. And some days I simply need to rest. My goal with my blogs is to offer hope. Thank you. Ellen Grace Olinger

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