Category: Art and Poetry Blogs

Three Poems

These poems were reprinted in the anthology, The Haiku Way To Healing: Illness, Injury and Pain (Including Senryu, Tanka and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein, 2022. Middle Island Press, West Union, WV.

I will share my poems again here in the same sequence as published in the book. I am grateful. The editor included the credit for our blog, and the dates, if readers wish to visit. The anthology is a print book, available from Amazon.

small green plant
in the sunroom
Earth Day

April 22, 2021

Spring poetry
journals in the mail
new season of art

April 24, 2021

books and music
from over the years
live on these shelves

even if I don’t
reread or listen again

somehow their
healing influence
is in these words

April 27, 2021; 2014

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

almost autumn

almost autumn
moving my recliner
closer to new sun

September 12, 2012

almost autumn
today I have
an appointment
with the light and books
in my small study

September 15, 2022

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Spring to Summer

So much green, seems to be a good year for the spruce tree near the ash tree stump and hosta plants, and the seawall by Lake Michigan.

It is interesting to look at the overall designs for music CDs and print books. So many ways to create. The editors and publishers support and help the writers, and all are artists. I read a few more credits, consider the sequence of songs and/or poems, and the works as a whole. How was this achieved? Can take some time to begin to learn a new work by a favorite artist. And always learning, always grateful.

May afternoon

May afternoon
and I read in my study
light on the file cabinet
with cards and letters
before and since email
old poems as well
treasures to rediscover
and remember
perhaps this summer

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