Daily writing prompt for May 25, 2023

Daily writing prompt
Do you have any collections?

Bible on my shelf
a ribbon holds my place
in the Psalms

older now
used books settle
in their new home

new space
on a few shelves
donated books

“older now” was published in All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019). Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, West Union, WV.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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haiku: rarely at your grave

rarely at your grave —
geranium blooms freely
on your workshop stool

Modern Haiku, Fall 1996

Ellen Olinger – Three Questions Series, 2010
Edited by Curtis Dunlap

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: July 11, 2017

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Mid-May Garden Poems

This morning, I am trying some ideas for short poems, from what I wrote yesterday.

to see old friends
time in the yard

flowers bloom
and bees visit
the gardens

primroses, ferns
daffodils, and
bleeding hearts

lily and hyacinth
plants from stores
now by the back door

Karen’s Whimsy
Karen’s Whimsy

Karen’s Whimsy Public Domain Images

Creative Work

Daily writing prompt
Describe a risk you took that you do not regret.

I am grateful for the ability to write and publish my work with blogs. And grateful to the editors and publishers who have shared a few of my poems with their readers – print journals and books, and online journals.

I enjoy creating posts where I can follow a poem through the years.

Here is an example from Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin on February 24, 2023. I will reprint the post. Thank you for reading here today.

seasons repeat
we tell the stories
we are given

by Ellen Grace Olinger

August 17, 2014
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Mayfly, 58, Winter 2015
Brooks Books Haiku

4 September 2015

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: April 2, 2016

The Signature Haiku Anthology, Including Senryu and Tanka. This print book was edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2020.

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