Category: Grateful For Art

names and addresses

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

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

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

Time of Singing Spring 2018

“not yet written” and “still wanting to remember” were also published in All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019). Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press; West Union, WV.

another summer

another summer
art on the wall
by someone
long ago still
speaks to me

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
May 31, 2014

Scarlet Dragonfly Journal
A Daily Journal of Japanese Short-Form Poetry
June 6, 2022

For my review, I thought “another summer” would follow the previous two poems I posted well: paintings of trees and spruce tree branches.

I also want to mention my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry. I served as a volunteer in Education.

Thank you

Ellen Grace Olinger

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.

green still morning

Small study and rereading Angels Everywhere: Poems by Luci Shaw (2022, Paraclete Press).

The Contents are her Foreword and poem “Angels Everywhere,” then Part I Out Of Darkness, Part II Through Shadow, Part III Into Light, and the Acknowledgments. A wonderful collection of poems. Luci Shaw The Official Website has more information.

After some morning work, I read. Then perhaps a new poem:

green still morning
leaves in sun
branch with no leaves
also in sun
a place for birds

Short review and poem are by Ellen Grace Olinger.