haiku

one red tulip
blooms in the hosta border
time alone with God

Ellen Grace Olinger (USA)

Daily Haiku: Sept. 22, 2022

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My poem was published in A Moment’s Longing, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2019, edited by Tanya McDonald.

I am grateful, and still remember seeing this poem in the yard.

History of a Poem

At POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN, I am reviewing some posts.

Some of the poems I wrote for my blogs have been published over the years in journals and books.

I thought History of a Poem would be a good way to present my current review and posts – perhaps a small book in the next year or two. Thank you.

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Summer Reading and Writing

I have subscribed to a few poetry print journals for years.

Two examples are Time Of Singing A Journal Of Christian Poetry, and WestWard Quarterly The Magazine of Family Reading.

There are several current issues of both journals by the chair where I read in my small study. So many ways to read. I read poems in sequence, and know editors are so thoughtful about how a journal or magazine is created. Sometimes I may read a poem by a poet several times, and then look at other issues for more work by the poet. Over time, I may note the work of a given poet online and other journals. There may be a book I can buy someday. Or while I look forward to the Summer issue for this year, I may look back at previous summers; or catch up with issues that I was not able to read when they first arrived. Nice to have a small home library, where I can browse, grown over time. Still growing, and always more to learn.

There are so many good books, blogs, and journals. Always grateful.

Bloganuary 2022 – Thank You

I completed Bloganuary 2022, posting from my primary blog, POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN. Thank you to The Team at WordPress.com for the excellent daily prompts in January 2022. Thank you to all who write and create art in many ways.

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Years and Seasons

years go by
leaves fall
time of rest
then rebirth
God’s time

Ellen Grace Olinger – November 2017

Midwest seasons
decades of life
each familiar
and yet always
new

Midwest Seasons

POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN

Ellen Grace Olinger – December 2017
Ellen Grace Olinger – January 2017
Ellen Grace Olinger – February 2018