Category: Haiku

Haiku and Photos

These are haiku and photos on a quiet Thanksgiving Day at home, with love and gratitude.

sudden cold –
Christmas cactus 
already blooming

Time Of Singing (1997) and Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014)

cross-stitch from the
grandmother I didn’t meet:
“Put the coffee on”

Parnassus Literary Journal (2004)

Ellen Olinger – Three Questions – this is from a haiku series edited by Curtis Dunlap.

My haiku was also posted on March 29, 2015, as part of the Daily Haiku series at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

winter rain
snow fences
ready to unroll

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin (2012)

Lake Michigan – November 4, 2018

December 2010

December 2011

December 2012

Photos by Karl

Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

plant in sun

plant in sun
and the price label too –
five dollars

We bought a new indoor plant at Walmart in Sheboygan this year. I saved the label, which seems part of the decoration. Today I see the plant is from Costa Farms in Miami, Florida.

This fall we bought pumpkins at Walmart from Frey Farms, which has its headquarters in Illinois.

For bookmarks, I often use greeting cards. Joanne Chase, a Wisconsin artist, is one example. Chase Greeting Cards

reading haiku

reading haiku
sunlight on the wall
near a lamp

Today I am reading from The Wonder Code, by Scott Mason. “Discover the Way of Haiku and see the world with new eyes.

Please visit thewondercode.com for more information about this book.

My poem is new today – Ellen Grace Olinger.

Art, Books, Poetry

Today I am reading a new book:

The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press).

Some readers may remember this haiku, which is reprinted in the book.

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

My haiku was first published at Poems From Psalms And Nature
on May 16, 2012.

Karl and I reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

I am grateful to see how a poem can last, be read again, and shared in new ways.

Ellen Grace Olinger