Haiku

new year sunrise
light fills
the red poinsettia

spruce tree branches
by the windows
each day a painting

WestWard Quarterly, Winter 2021.
Shirley Anne Leonard is the Editor, and Dr. Richard Leonard is the Publisher.

CREATIVE NOTE: I am honored and grateful that two of my haiku appear in the new WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading. The magazine is published from Hamilton, Illinois, USA. Their readers and poets are international. My name there is written as Dr. Ellen G. Olinger. In 1987, I earned the Doctor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University. Thank you.

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.

Image: wpclipart

Creative Note: Psalms And Nature

Yesterday, we completed the series at my site, Poems From Psalms And Nature.

Here are posts from that site with some of my thoughts about this work.

The Psalms – I wrote this post as I reflected upon the series, to let readers know we were reaching the last Psalm.

There are 150 Psalms, so our current series is almost complete – and only a small beginning.

The Psalms are a part of my life. Perhaps you know them well, and perhaps they are new for some readers.

Psalm 150 – I mentioned that “New readers may be interested to read New Series From The Psalms (March 17, 2020).”

Ellen Grace Olinger

Flowers: Pictures and Poems

This post highlights pictures from WPClipart, which is a well-organized Public Domain site, with an education focus.

“Fringed gentian”

I wrote these two poems earlier this year:

reading poems
by Emily Dickinson
flowers I know too

reading poems by Emily
a new flower for me –
the gentian

“Hydrangea BW”

“Hydrangea”

now that I know
their name
I see them everywhere
hydrangeas

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.