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.

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Poetry and Time: Four Haiku

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.

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Time of Singing, 1994

sudden cold —
Christmas cactus
already blooming

Time of Singing, 1997

Quiet Christmas Poetry
(a site and large print chapbook)

shoveling . . .
scent of mint
through snow

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.

Thank you.

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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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Meditation: Books and Journals

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

I look at the books and journals in our home and am grateful. There is a wide selection: poetry, memoirs, novels, books discarded by libraries, books from thrift stores, books given as gifts. Poets I’ve read for decades, and new poets in journals and who post on their blogs.

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings, by Joni Mitchell, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2019; and is a beautiful book. She wrote a forward in May 2019. And she is as grateful as ever.

Poetry called to me from the Psalms, and the hymns, from church. Then when I was young I heard Joni Mitchell, and other artists. I could write too!

Monday afternoon
in March
sun fills a bookcase
from my father

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