we hold the door
for older people
memories of Mom
Ellen Grace Olinger
This poem was published in a new book:
They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).
You can see a picture of the beautiful cover art by Ron Moss, and read the press release here.
Charlotte Digregorio wrote a generous review: Daily Haiku Special: Dec. 2, 2017. “This book is a treasure.”
6 thoughts on “we hold the door”
More and more I seem to be holding it for younger people who push past without any acknowledgement, as if I am invisible!
Dear Libby, Blessings and hope you have a good weekend.
Congratulations Ellen! The book looks and sounds amazing . . .thank you for sharing about it with us!
Dear Debbie, Thank you
It is a phenomenal anthology. Lots of excellent haiku celebrating parents, step-parents, etc.
Yes, thank you.
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