Yesterday, I was happy to receive A Moment’s Longing, Haiku Society ofAmerica Members’ Anthology 2019. Tanya McDonald served as our Editor this year. The book is beautiful. Please visit the Haiku Society of America for more information.
My poem in the book:
one red tulip blooms in the hosta border time alone with God
Poem, Bible verse, and thoughts from a post in September 2014:
turning the page of an older book the age in my hands
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation . . . Psalm 71: 18 (KJV)
I wrote the haiku awhile ago. I’ve always been an “old soul” and always felt my gifts with the language arts would take a long time to begin to grow. When I read verses in the Bible that encouraged me to take the long view, I had no idea blogs would be the answer.
And creative notes today:
I have a few drafts of chapbooks in progress, with my poems from our blogs. And I’ll add photos. Many ways to create, and each book can be different. I am still happy with Quiet Christmas Poetry, from 2014.
As I work through this process, the posts here with dates and any publication credits help a lot. I also save emails and letters from editors and have a few shelves where I keep print journals and books. Grateful to the editors and all readers for their encouragement.
Ellen Grace Olinger
These are two of my favorite photos by Karl from our recent visit to The Sheboygan River at Kiwanis Park. We saw many butterflies.
blogs help me see art today I spilled some coffee on the counter as first I thought I was clumsy and then I saw a painting in the pattern
It amazes me how posts by more people than I could name here – I would not want to fail to mention someone – teach me to see art everywhere. For now, words are my art, yet who knows what the future may hold? I notice how artists sometimes change forms as one gift rests, or as they grow older.