Category: Haiku

fresh water

fresh water
for the lily
Good Friday

I waited patiently for the Lord;
and he inclined unto me,
and heard my cry.

Psalm 40: 1 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger

Sunday blue sky and Creative Notes for April

Sunday blue sky
and evergreens
last day of March
to enjoy with gratitude
tomorrow is April

April is National Poetry Month, founded by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996.

April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day, hosted by The Haiku Foundation. Please read Plans for International Haiku Poetry Day 2019, by Jim Kacian, for more information.

The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. You may be interested to read
Introduction: the Earth Day story and Gaylord Nelson.

Lake Michigan – April 2016
Oostburg, Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger

Short Poems for Spring

These poems are from my archives.
I love being able to say “my archives.”
Over time, creative work grows.

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first in Time Of Singing (1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation.

country graves
silk flowers bloom
by the stones

Photo by Karl

Ellen Grace Olinger