Category: Friendship

Bloganuary prompt for January 13, 2022

What does your ideal day look like?

My ideal day looks like this day.

new flowers
from a store
haiku

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From my archives:

peaceful morning
a prayer from childhood
still with me

treasures stored
here and there
homemade chapbooks

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

new day
in my older life
sun on evergreens

“peaceful morning” was published in Bundled Wildflowers, Haiku Society of America 2020 Members’ Anthology. Bryan Rickert, Editor.

And The Daily Haiku: Nov. 10, 2020 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Bloganuary: January 9, 2022

What do people incorrectly assume about you?

This is a very good question. I wrote in my response to the first question about my strengths and weaknesses: stronger with the language arts than math and science. Collaboration and respect are important. I may contribute well in one area, and you in another; and the project is completed and much better for our teamwork.

Takes time and care to grow a friendship. I am rereading Friends for the Journey by Madeleine L’Engle and Luci Shaw – the book I wrote about in my post, reading from books. They had known each other for twenty-five years when they began the book. And the book jacket says, “In the circle of friendship there is always room for one more . . ” That’s what I love about blogs too – always room for one more.

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

LIBRARY acrostic poem
Ellen Grace Olinger
WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018