Simple Meals

What’s your favorite thing to cook?

Daily writing prompt

One of my favorite meals is rice with kale or spinach. Healthy foods in general, with gratitude.

daily grace
rice cooked
for the weekend
dishes washed
and light in my study

reading poetry

What do you enjoy doing most in your leisure time?

Daily writing prompt

reading poetry
from another time
the newness
of another cycle
of seasons

Ellen Grace Olinger
February 2013 and January 2023
Haiku Art Site

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Our winters are long and yet the light . . .

Our winters are long and yet the light in January is different. Always so beautiful.

In late December 2022, I created the two posts some light begins and also Haiku: Light and Seasons.

Here are two more poems today.

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

early morning
light on an old painting
in a new place

“early morning” was published by hedgerow: a journal of small poems  #136, 2021, edited by Caroline Skanne. Reprinted at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.


some light begins

some light begins
with clouds in the sky
winter morning

early morning
holiday lilies
in sunroom light

cup from a thrift store
on my grandmother’s
straw chest
near the window
fills with light

Photo by Skyler Ewing on
Photo by Skyler Ewing on