Category: Haiku Society of America

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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The leaf image is courtesy of wpclipart.

Haiku

country roads
reflections of light
from new steel roofs

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Published in on down the road, Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology, edited by LeRoy Gorman.

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I first wrote this poem for EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015: The Year of Light, The Haiku Foundation.

Last year, I wrote a new haiku lesson for the Education Resources feature at The Haiku Foundation.  Thanks to Jim Kacian for his work in publishing the lesson.

Haiku Lesson for All Ages: EarthRise Collaboration Themes and Poems

Ellen Grace Olinger

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

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

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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