Category: Beauty

leaves and trees

autumn leaves
some time for a caregiver
to rest in good care

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Years ago, when I was recovering from an illness, I was sitting by a window in Sheboygan.

The tall weathered evergreens across the road spoke to me.  A “haiku moment.”

The hard years showed, yet the trees had continued to grow.

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weathered trees
strong and beautiful
my time of healing

Ellen Grace Olinger

November

November
mid-afternoon

blue sky
and light falls
through trees
to the garage roof

evergreens a presence
year-round

yet somehow
with fallen leaves
and flowers gone

this is their time
to shine

evergreen time

Ellen Grace Olinger

today

Poem

geraniums

cooler weather and strong winds
all the leaves falling and we see the shapes of trees
light streams into the house as the sun moves south
red geraniums still bloom
October turns to face November

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poem from October 15, 2011

geraniums

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light falls

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light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

Published in Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology, edited by David Grayson.

The Haiku Society of America is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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