Tag: Short Poetry Forms

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.

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

Poems: Carnations

carnations wait
by the window
sunrise

more memories
sometimes than
my heart can hold
I select one or two
write a poem

carnations from a store
in an old glass vase
from another store
wait by the window
sunrise

groceries for Mom
fresh flowers
always on the list

lasting a long time
heart-blessings
of a caregiver
and carnations
from a store this week

Ellen Grace Olinger