Category: Reading

small study

What was your dream job as a child?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 22, 2023

My parents were teachers, and I enjoyed school and libraries. And art projects.

Since I began with blogs, I served as a volunteer in education at The Haiku Foundation and helped begin their Education Resources about ten years ago. Many teachers, poets, and scholars contribute their work. I am honored that one of my haiku was published in their first volunteer anthology. Here is my poem and the credits.

small study
and books to read
days with longer light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

“small study” credits:

Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2022
Robin White, Editor

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
May 10, 2022

Our Garden: The Haiku Foundation Volunteer Anthology 2022
edited by Jim Kacian & Julie Bloss Kelsey
The Haiku Foundation, Winchester VA

Favorite Author

Who is your favorite author and why?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 21, 2023

Jan Karon’s novels are wonderful – characters, stories, craft.

Last year, I discovered The Mitford Museum site. The museum is in Hudson, NC and was founded by Jan Karon. The beautiful site includes more information.

And I have written often about poets, especially Luci Shaw. And I am also reading more books by Ted Kooser.

Many who create blogs also offer their books. Grateful for all. I also learn about poets and books from reviews in journals, including Time Of Singing and Modern Haiku.

These are only a few examples.

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Bloganuary Prompt for January 5, 2023

What brings you joy in life? The list is long, and reflected in many blog posts over the years. Perhaps I can share a few poems and photos.

breakfast and music
when a song begins
I know the words
Amazing Grace

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

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

“breakfast and music” is also from my site POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE.

“Library” was published by WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018.

“primroses growing” was published by SMILE, 2012. An old poem that is still true.

Photo by Karl – May 22, 2020
Photo by Karl – May 22, 2020

Bloganuary Prompt: January 3, 2023

What is the earliest memory you have? Language Arts. Words and books.

This inspires me to review my stats. My acrostic poem for reading continues to be the most read poem, after Home page/Archives.

R  est
E  ducate
A  dmire
D  ream
I  nspire
N  ew
G  oals

READING

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mild December day

mild December day
pheasants in the fields
apples still on some trees
poems to write
many books yet to read

December 2011

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reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
February 23, 2015

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press, 2019