Tag: The Haiku Foundation

Haiku

blue gloves rest
on wheelbarrow of weeds
autumn work

from 2017

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

 frost soon –

       cutting flowers

              generously 

Published in The TOP, The Tournament of Poetry (October 1995).

The image is courtesy of Dover Publications. It was a sample from Victorian Design.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Bleeding Hearts: Photo and Poems

This is another beautiful photo by Karl from yesterday.

Poems from my archives, inspired by bleeding hearts:

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first in Time Of Singing (1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation.

AUTUMN GRACE

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Published by Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Sunday blue sky and Creative Notes for April

Sunday blue sky
and evergreens
last day of March
to enjoy with gratitude
tomorrow is April

April is National Poetry Month, founded by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996.

April 17 is International Haiku Poetry Day, hosted by The Haiku Foundation. Please read Plans for International Haiku Poetry Day 2019, by Jim Kacian, for more information.

The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970. You may be interested to read
Introduction: the Earth Day story and Gaylord Nelson.

Lake Michigan – April 2016
Oostburg, Wisconsin

Ellen Grace Olinger

Short Poems for Spring

These poems are from my archives.
I love being able to say “my archives.”
Over time, creative work grows.

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first in Time Of Singing (1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation.

country graves
silk flowers bloom
by the stones

Photo by Karl

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes: Pages

It is interesting to look at the stats, and see posts and pages from the past that are being read now.

These are two examples of Pages, which are filed under MENU in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

Haiku New Zealand: My Favourite Haiku, Edited By Sandra Simpson

I was honored that Sandra requested permission to reprint content I wrote for The Haiku Foundation.

Christmas poem by Charles A. Waugaman and picture of the Welcoming Hope book cover

Photo by Karl, 2011