Category: Literature

Three Haiku

seasons repeat
we tell the stories
we are given

Wisconsin spring
sandhill cranes
in a field of snow

sometimes by sight
in my life of faith
apple trees in bloom

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Poems and photo are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Credits:

“seasons repeat” was published in Mayfly 58 (2015).

“Wisconsin spring” was published in This World: Haiku Society of America 2013 Members’ Anthology, edited by Carolyn Coit Dancy.

“sometimes by sight” was published in Time Of Singing, Volume 41 (2014).

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Cover Art

I’ve shared pictures with you of the covers for Quiet Christmas Poetry and Welcoming Hope: poems for those in need (anthology with Time Of Singing).

You can see the pictures again and order from the Time Of Singing books page, if you wish.

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In 2016, I worked with The Haiku Foundation to create a Gallery of Cover Art.  The covers also tell part of the story of English Language Haiku in a visual way, as they are from many years.  Mini-chapbooks, books, journals, and anthologies are represented, with links to the original sources.  Thank you to Dave Russo for his work to publish the gallery.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp

I am reading The Broken Way: a daring path into the abundant life, by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan 2016; Copyright by Ann Morton Voskamp).

This book is blessing me these days; after a year of new losses, challenges, and many new blessings.

Ann’s writing is honest and from her heart.  She writes prose with the soul of a poet – her own special voice.

Her book is also the work of a scholar.  Ann Voskamp has a page for “Bible Translations Cited.”  The Notes for each chapter include references for Bible verses, and many authors.  Some of the authors she mentions are Mother Teresa, Martin Luther, Eugene Peterson, and Elizabeth Elliot.

Ann shares often at her site online.