Category: Haiku

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purple
in the mostly green garden
Autumn Joy Sedum

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Photo by Karl

Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

Memoirs

I enjoy reading memoirs.

Cynthia Reyes – the blog of Canadian author Cynthia Reyes – wrote A Good Home: A Memoir and An Honest House: A Memoir, Continued.  I reread both books this year, and you can learn more at her site.

Luci Shaw is another author I reread, her poetry and prose.  God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond is a classic.  Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey is another generous book.  Luci’s official website has more information; see the All Titles page.  She also has a page for New Releases.

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Ellen Grace Olinger

Friends

So many ways to enjoy poetry: reading, writing, and reviewing what we have written so far.  These are poems from the archives on this site.

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sunrise
river of light
along the evergreens
the friends who stayed

August 29, 2010

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time with old friends
poems in a journal
from years ago

November 18, 2010

Also published by Cara Holman on April 19, 2012, at her site Prose Posies.

Haiku Poetry Day Celebration Post

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rearranging
art on the walls,
cards, and small gifts
from friends
I see them anew

January 19, 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes and Photos

Jan Karon’s novels are a part of my life.  I reread a few of her recent books this year.

Her new book, to be published this fall, is Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series.

Jan Karon’s Mitford

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Carol Purington writes poetry, and I have been reading her haiku and tanka for years.   You can read some of her poems and learn more about her books at Woodslawn Farm.

Farm Song is Carol’s new work in progress.  This is a family project for Carol.  Please visit Woodslawn Farm for the latest information.

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August beauty in our area:

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The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 22, 2018
Photos by Karl

New Poems and Photos

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These are poems and photos from my first blog, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin.

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early morning
sunflowers wait
for the sun

early morning
fragrance of carnations
in the sunroom

the word
I seem to say
most often
these days —
grateful

August 4, 2018
Ellen Grace Olinger

The photos are by Karl.

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These are two recent photos from the yard by Karl:

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