Tag: Ellen Grace Olinger

early morning

early morning
sunflowers wait
for the sun

early morning
fragrance of carnations
in the sunroom

the word
I seem to say
most often
these days —

August 4, 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger


tree branches
and leaves
in predawn breeze
sorrows begin to soften
and heal


They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126: 5 (KJV)


reading poetry
my coffee gets cold
guess I made it
for the fragrance

(Time Of Singing
Volume 43, “Intermezzo”
Fall 2016)


stack of art books
not needing to read today
just need them there


looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

Quiet Christmas Poetry

Ellen Grace Olinger



country roads
reflections of light
from new steel roofs


Published in on down the road, Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology, edited by LeRoy Gorman.


I first wrote this poem for EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015: The Year of Light, The Haiku Foundation.

Last year, I wrote a new haiku lesson for the Education Resources feature at The Haiku Foundation.  Thanks to Jim Kacian for his work in publishing the lesson.

Haiku Lesson for All Ages: EarthRise Collaboration Themes and Poems

Ellen Grace Olinger