poems and vintage art

the vase from Mother
without flowers

by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA)

May 30, 2022
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

And new poems:

new books
from the library
spring gardens

more colors
in the gardens
forget me nots

with primroses
forget me nots

May morning
sounds of work
in the neighborhood

kitchen window
primrose colors
in the sun

poems to see
and perhaps write
primroses near the door


Pink Floral Bouquet – Reusable Art

Haiku – 2

In my post yesterday, Haiku, I wrote about my mother’s encouragement to learn about a form. Of course, this is lifelong learning. Today I am reviewing my work to select a few poems from over the years.

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

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

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

Psalms to pray
and poems to read
sun on seawalls

Dawn Returns
The Haiku Society of America
2022 Members’ Anthology
John J. Han, Editor
Haiku Society of America, New York

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Daily writing prompt
Describe a positive thing a family member has done for you.

I mentioned in an earlier post, Literature and History, that my mother taught composition and literature at a university. When I began writing more poetry, and print journals accepted my work, she wrote the page numbers for my poems on the covers. She also suggested I learn a form, and then I began with haiku. My mother said to learn about a form – and always more to learn – and then you can try your own ideas.

Spring poetry
journals in the mail
new season of art

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin – April 24, 2021

The Haiku Way To Healing: Illness, Injury and Pain (Including Senryu, Tanka and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein, 2022. Middle Island Press, West Union, WV.

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