Three Haiku

chicory_photo_2

lasting a long time
daffodils planted
in loving memory

tree farm
young trees grow
alongside the old

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

“loved for years” is an older haiku, and the blue chicory will bloom later in summer.  I recently found the photos of the chicory at wpclipart.  The credit for each says: “Photo by Paul Sherman of wpclipart dedicated to the Public Domain.”

Chicory_photo

sunrise

sunrise . . .
fresh water today
for the carnations

May 20, 2017

Poems from my archives:

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

*

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

*

morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water

Credits:

“morning prayer”
Published first in SMILE (2010), edited by Joyce M. Johnson.  This large print journal is no longer in print.  I subscribed for several years.
Take-out Window:  Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.

Ellen Grace Olinger