left on the lilac
This is my poem in the anthology with Time Of Singing (TOS), Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need.
Please visit the books page at TOS for more information.
The cover art for Welcoming Hope is by Charles A. Waugaman.
Lora Homan Zill is editor of Time Of Singing.
As an additional note today, I wrote this poem the first autumn after my mother’s winter passing (2004). The lilacs have bloomed many more times since then.
At the time, the key word in this poem for me was loss.
Now I know the key word is living – and I am grateful every day.
Ellen Grace Olinger
Publication note: “November” was published in Hermitage: A Haiku Journal, Volume II, 2005. Ion Codrescu, Editor.