Tag: Teacher Resources

Stars in the Sky

The early mornings inspire poetry. I sit quietly for a time. Today I looked for poems about the stars in my archives.

stars in the night
and colors
of garden mums
in the rain . . .
new poems begin

night sky
seeing stars
through leaves

short days
stars brighten
winter sky

the same poems
for the rest of my life
stars and tree branches
another sunrise

Haiku Lesson Note:

Our Haiku Awareness Plan for Grades 3 – 4 at The Haiku Foundation features a beautiful haiku about the prairie and stars by Billie Wilson.

As stated in the lesson, “For this Haiku Awareness plan, we feature haiku from the anthology, Montage: The Book, created and edited by Allan Burns (Winchester, VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2010, 2012).”

Robin at Night is courtesy of Reusable Art.

Creative Notes: Revision

wearing three layers
in the rain

Spring songs again

birds nest
in letters and words
of the store signs

I wrote this poem in May, 2014. I was at Target in Kohler, Wisconsin. This year, I wrote a shorter version of the poem. I like both versions.

Spring songs
birds nest in letters and words
of store signs

There is a large category of Bird Images at Reusable Art – Breathing New Life Into Old Art. Their category of Flower Images is also significant. Here are some pictures.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Quote and Painting

“When the artist is truly the servant of the work, the work is better than the artist; Shakespeare knew how to listen to his work, and so he often wrote better than he could write; Bach composed more deeply, more truly than he knew; Rembrandt’s brush put more of the human spirit on canvas than Rembrandt could comprehend.”

Madeleine L’Engle

Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith & Art, Page 24 (Harold Shaw Publishers, Copyright 1980 by Crosswicks).

Rembrandt painting is courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger