Category: Creativity

rain

rain
and blessed
by poetry journals
in the mail
and on my shelves
that I was not able
to read before

I received the new frogpond The Journal of the Haiku Society of America; and Modern Haiku An Independent Journal of Haiku and Haiku Studies.

Some poets I’ve read for years, and I am always interested to read new writers, and learn about books through reviews. Also interested to see all the ways we share our work – blogs, journals (print and online), books (new and used). More than I can read now, and have learned to trust the right time for different ways to learn and create. I caught up around the house a little this week, and that was creative too.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Yard Work and Creative Notes

Yesterday, I enjoyed working in the yard for a time. Enough time to fill a wheelbarrow with faded perennials and clear the brick and wood paths.

Here and there I am watching PBS programs to learn more about art and life in Wisconsin. We grew up in the Milwaukee area and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison a long time ago. Now we are in a small town and rural area, which is where I feel most at home, as much as I appreciate other places.

The Arts Page is hosted by Sandy Maxx. I learned about the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Junior Docent Program. You can visit the museum’s website.

Around the Farm Table is hosted by Inga Witscher. I learned they are now filming Season 7. I watched a recent show and a past show.

So many good shows – travel, cooking, science, history, to name a few. As a writer, I especially love hearing the wide range of words. The vocabulary of different fields. And I like work around the house.

The larger city I best know now is Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

home from Sheboygan
grateful for the same roads
this long

Ellen Grace Olinger

rain today

rain today
a few red roses
and yellow carnations
in a blue vase
by the window

rain today
books
add colors
to the day

Today I am reading Twigs in my Hair: A Gardening Memoir by Cynthia Reyes. Photographs by Hamlin Grange. Author copyright 2019. Published by Kingsgrange Books Toronto.

Please visit Cynthia Reyes – The blog of Canadian Author Cynthia Reyes – for more information.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Madeleine L’Engle Biography by her Granddaughters

Yesterday, I finished reading a good book:

Becoming Madeleine: a biography of the author of A Wrinkle In Time by her Granddaughters Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Lena Roy.

Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers. Copyright 2018 by Crosswicks, Ltd.

You can learn about the book here. It is a unique work, and the design is beautiful.

Some Pages from the official Madeleine L’Engle site:

Home

About Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007)

For Educators

Ellen Grace Olinger