Category: Tanka

Heart Poems – 2

Poems to follow my Bloganuary: January 8, 2022 post and Heart Poems post. Thank you.

old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

seasons repeat
we tell the stories
we are given

more memories
sometimes than
my heart can hold
I select one or two
write a poem

reading a book
on a rainy day
peace in my heart

sometimes we know
a scene so well
we can see and hear
with our hearts
seawall seasons

Publication Credits:

“old photos” was published first in Time Of Singing (1994). Also reprinted with the poems selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation. Billie Wilson was editor and helped me with my Profile.

“seasons repeat” has found many homes, including:
Mayfly, 58, Winter 2015 – Brooks Books Haiku
tinywords – 4 September 2015
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog – Daily Haiku: April 2, 2016
* Also selected for my Poet Profile at The Haiku Registry, The Haiku Foundation.
* The Signature Haiku Anthology, Including Senryu and Tanka. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2020.

Some poems are gifts.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Morning Glory Plate is from Reusable Art.