Category: Spring

Haiku: Trees

blue sky and trees
on the birch tree branch
blue jay

June 6, 2019

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.

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: Aug. 21, 2019

wind uplifting
branches of trees
sunrise

September 7, 2010

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

Published in Four Hundred and Two Snails, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2018, edited by Nicholas M. Sola.

wind freeing the snow
from evergreen branches
waterfalls

Quiet Christmas Poetry
(site and large print chapbook)

Photo by Steffi Wacker on Pexels.com

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Creative Notes and Photos

These are photos from the WordPress.com free photo library. I am beginning to recognize the work of a few artists there, and I learn more every week. Inspiration for the seasons.

This year, I also devoted time to research for the 2020 series at Poems From Psalms And Nature: short selections from The Psalms, with pictures. Now I plan to create a page there with links back to the posts, for new readers and all readers. The pictures for the Psalms series are from different sources.

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Creative Writing

My routine is simple and consistent.

silence for a time
prayer

breakfast
morning work
some news

read and rest
the same views
offer beauty

art on the walls
from thrift stores
and friends

read many poets
hear many voices
their worlds

perhaps write a poem

One of the best ways to learn how to write is to read.

I have read many methods books and common advice is to create a routine. A lot can get done, in small spaces – place and time – over time.

And a Creative Note: Last month, I began Large Print Poems. I am reprinting some of my acrostic poems, haiku, tanka, and other poems.

Blessings

Ellen Grace Olinger

review – 2

early poems
and new gifts
of trying to write
in a new way

setting aside often
for all the right reasons
and then renewal
over time

not a clue
that blogs were
in my future

and would offer
the world to me

These are garden photos by Karl, from spring and summer this year. I look forward to every day and season. Take good care.

May garden
daffodils bloom
through the night

The begonia planter continues to bloom.

mid-July
daylilies and hosta
tell the time

Lake Michigan – Oostburg, Wisconsin

review is my post from September 1, 2020. This project is about my poetry files, before emails and blogs.

Thank you

Ellen Grace Olinger

there are poems

there are poems
in the clouds and
sunrise

and light seen
on the garage
from the kitchen

and one yellow leaf
on the birch tree

there are always poems

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Three Parks

Amsterdam Park
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
June 18, 2020

Veterans Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 19, 2020

Stuart J. Mentink Memorial Park
Oostburg, Wisconsin
June 25, 2020

Photos by Karl