Three Haiku


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.”



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


“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