Category: Summer

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.

afternoon sun

small plant
on a tall file cabinet
afternoon sun

background
for a plant in sun
light and images
from the yard
on the wall

times I was away
my health
or to care for another
something added
to my work over time

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com

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.

Photo by Irina Iriser on Pexels.com
Photo by David Dibert on Pexels.com
Photo by Irina Iriser on Pexels.com
Photo by Petr Ganaj on Pexels.com

poems

poems can tell stories
they might begin in one place
and by the end of the poem
the poet and reader
are in another place
a poem can also save
one moment like a photo
as one season grows
to another – the beauty
of this day

Photo by Jonas Kakaroto on Pexels.com
Photo by Jonas Kakaroto on Pexels.com

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