Category: Haiku

poems and photo

my large print Bible
rests on the Thanksgiving tray
the bread of life

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late November
sun fills a glass
for a time

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John 6: 35 (KJV):  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:  he that cometh to me shall never hunger: and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

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Credits for poems by Ellen Grace Olinger:

“my large print Bible” was published in Time Of Singing (TOS), Fall 2016; and “late November” was published in TOS, Fall 2013.

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Photo by Karl

five haiku and a lesson plan

These haiku appear in anthologies published by the Haiku Society of America (2013 – 2017).

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Wisconsin spring
sandhill cranes
in a field of snow

Published in This World: Haiku Society of America 2013 Members’ Anthology, edited by Carolyn Coit Dancy.

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morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water

Published in Take-out Window:  Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham. This haiku was first published in SMILE, 67, 2010; edited by Joyce M. Johnson.

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January thaw . . .
letting go
of old heartaches

Published in A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America 2015 Members’ Anthology, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee.

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light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

Published in Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology, edited by David Grayson.

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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.

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I wrote “country roads” for the EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015: The Year of Light, The Haiku Foundation.

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And I wrote this lesson plan, which was edited and published by Jim Kacian at The Haiku Foundation:

Haiku Lesson for All Ages: EarthRise Collaboration Themes and Poems.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

two poems and photos

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I am grateful for many ways to read and create.

stack of art books
not needing to read today
just need them there

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books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

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Photos of Lake Michigan: November 1, 2017

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry

I am enjoying the new Summer 2017 Time Of Singing.  Lora Homan Zill is Editor, and H. Edgar Hix served as the Contributing Editor for this issue.

Nancy Esther James and I served as Contest Judges.  The Contest for this issue was Haiku, Tanka, and Senryu.  There are also Editor’s Choices.  I enjoyed reading the many good poems that were offered.  You can read more about TOS Contests here.

You may also be interested to read Lora Zill’s Editor’s Arias.

Ellen Grace Olinger