Tag: Creative Reading and Writing

winter storm Sunday

winter storm Sunday
a day to read poems
and enjoy the images,
language, and craft
with my heart

Today – and the following poems are from a past Spring. They were published together on one page in Time Of Singing.

Holy Week
lily flowers
wait to bloom

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

trusting God
a little more
with my questions
fog rests
on Spring fields

Time Of Singing
Volume 41, Number 1
Spring 2014

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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more understanding

more understanding
as I reread books
on my shelves
and think of loved ones

older now
have weathered a few storms
by God’s grace
and help from others

more work to do
(need to walk more,
get back to book drafts begun)

and always just beginning
with gratitude, hope, faith,
love, beauty . . .

Journal Poem
July 12, 2019

Image credit: wpclipart

Ellen Grace Olinger

morning colors

water and sky
are the same
soft grey

green tree branches
and the wood
of my desk

and a piece of furniture
from my Swedish grandmother

Today I am reading Harvesting Fog poems by Luci Shaw – Pinyon Publishing 2010; Montrose, Colorado. Author Copyright.

I had not looked at Pinyon Publishing for a time. “Quality Writing Celebrating the Arts & Sciences.” So I will learn more today.

Ellen Grace Olinger

The Heron’s Nest – March 2019

The new issue of The Heron’s Nest is online. “where tradition and innovation meet and complement each other”

John Stevenson is Managing Editor of this haiku journal. I have been reading there for some time. Please see How to Submit for more information, and the names of the Associate Editors. Guidelines among journals vary, so be sure to read and follow each journal’s rules, if you wish to offer work for review. First step is to read!

I enjoy reading print books/journals too, and like The Heron’s Nest Annual Editions. I am still reading Volume 19 for 2017, and placed an advance order for the new edition for 2018.

morning

time to sit quietly
watch the sky

then as I read
how beautiful

the reflection
of a lamp
in the window

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