Category: Literature

Winter Window

I remembered this poem today.

window partly
covered with snow 
brings to mind
words ancient and true 

For now we see
through a glass darkly;

but then face to face:

now I know in part;
but then shall I know

even as also
I am known.

1 Corinthians 13:12 (KJV)

Ellen Grace Olinger

new bridge old road

Charlotte Digregorio published this poem for the Daily Haiku: November 8, 2018. It was her good idea to create a senryu from one of my tanka.

I will share both poems in this post, so you can read both versions. The poems go well with the new year soon, and the themes of my blog.

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road

Daily Haiku: November 8, 2018

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road
the miracles of
everyday life

Charlotte wrote Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. You can learn more at her site.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes: Pages

It is interesting to look at the stats, and see posts and pages from the past that are being read now.

These are two examples of Pages, which are filed under MENU in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

Haiku New Zealand: My Favourite Haiku, Edited By Sandra Simpson

I was honored that Sandra requested permission to reprint content I wrote for The Haiku Foundation.

Christmas poem by Charles A. Waugaman and picture of the Welcoming Hope book cover

Photo by Karl, 2011

fragrance of leaves

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

From They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

“Thou tellest my wanderings”

Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in the book?

Psalm 56: 8 (KJV)

tears that were not
cried at the time

kindness that carried
me along to words

and poems that may
sometimes be tears too

Favorite photo from Spring 2016
Flowers from a store
Winter 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger