Category: Reading

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

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

Creative Note: Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

These are a few of my poems that have been published at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog. Many writers are featured, and I am grateful.

reading haiku
the generous new growth
of evergreens

loved for years
and now I know your name
blue chicory

wearing
my old sweater
worn thin
Queen Anne’s Lace
along country roads

Poems in this post are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

You may also be interested to read the responses for Charlotte’s edited post, Leading Lives with Purpose through Reading and Writing Haiku & Senryu.

small home library

small home library
books and journals
to read at different times
some to reread
and some to give away

Last summer, I enjoyed creating a collection of books for Goodwill in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Books that may bless someone else.

There are books I will always keep, and sometimes I may order a copy for a library or friend. Small press journals may be new for many people, and may inspire someone to write.

Now I look at my small home library, and books I learned about from reviews and blogs are waiting to be read, or read again. Used books as well. Some covers are faded, some are new, all beautiful. Memories, gratitude, hope, and new inspiration. One or two books at a time now.

I hope to create another donation this year.

We also like to donate copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry which is both a site and large print chapbook.

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

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“books on the shelf” is from August 2012.

POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN