sunrise . . .
some water
for the chrysanthemum

by Ellen Grace Olinger

Published by hedgerow #133, a journal of small poems,
autumn 2020. Caroline Skanne is editor.

Tanka: Five Poems

morning light
forms part of a cross
on the wood wall
my faith completes
the picture

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

tiny leaves
on trees
no prayer
in my heart
too small for God

no longer
a stranger
the joy of being able
to share long stories
of this area

by grace we try
to keep a promise
finish a project
monarch butterflies
back in Wisconsin

My poems are from a Page at Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. The page is Morning light – Tanka. (My pages there – my first site – are filed under MENU.)

It is Autumn here in Wisconsin, USA. I like creating posts around themes, as well as following our Midwest seasons.

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Poetry Notes

love of literature is a new post at my primary site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin. “These are a few of my poems that I wrote for this blog, and that have been reprinted by editors and publishers in print journals and a book.”

I review my archives and sometimes I revise earlier poems. I thought I would share with you the longer poem that became my haiku here at Journal Notes Blog this week. I’ll reprint the poems, so you can compare them, and both poems paint the picture. The moment of peace and beauty. I often see poems as I work in the kitchen, or read and look out the window.

sunny morning
with no wind
the quiet image
of orange daylilies
in bloom

We have lived here for a long time, and the daylilies were planted by previous owners.

sunny morning
with no wind
lilies bloom

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And more flowers . . .

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Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.