Tag: Creative Reading and Writing

Poems

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names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

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not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

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still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

Ellen Grace Olinger

Time of Singing: A Journal of Christian Poetry
Volume 45  Number 1
Spring 2018

Creative Reading and Writing

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

Matthew 13: 31-32
Time Of Singing, 1995

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We are beginning work on a second large print chapbook, in the same style as Quiet Christmas Poetry.  Copies of the Christmas book can be ordered from the Time Of Singing books page.

The theme of the new book is Wisconsin Seasons and Encouragement.  My haiku, “birds perch,” seems to belong in the new book.

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Today I am reading Time Of Singing: A Journal Of Christian Poetry (Volume 44, Number 3; Winter 2017/18).  Lora Homan Zill is Editor.  Violet Nesdoly is the Contributing Editor for this issue.

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Lake Michigan – May 2016

Haiku and photo are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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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