Category: Tanka

almost autumn

almost autumn
moving my recliner
closer to new sun

September 12, 2012

almost autumn
today I have
an appointment
with the light and books
in my small study

September 15, 2022

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

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

Fragrance of Leaves

fragrance of leaves
in the gardens
what good friends
we became
as we grew older

“fragrance of leaves” is from my post for November 12, 2010.

And also published in a print book, print journal, and online.

They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku. Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press, 2017.

Time Of Singing – Volume 46, Fall 2019
Lora Homan Zill, Editor

Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
August 8, 2020

So including today, the publication dates for this poem so far are from 2010 – 2022.

Thank you

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.

Two Butterfly Poems

Karl saw a monarch butterfly yesterday, in the yard.

home from mailing
poetry notes
monarch butterfly
greets me
at the back door

A poem from my archives, and reprinted at Poems For Bulletin Boards.

bright sunny day
and steadily they go by . . .
monarchs flying south

As Karl said, “Their epic journey.”

This was September 17, 2014.

August Poems

late summer garden
and the lake in sun
blessings of friendship

August 11, 2014

late summer
one daylily blooms
in the garden

August 17, 2015

after the storm
bird on a branch
of the broken tree

August 29, 2018

Saturday afternoon
yellow flowers
on a table in the sun

August 24, 2019

late August
and still Summer
bees and goldenrod
by a sunny window
on a quiet morning

August 30, 2021
WestWard Quarterly, Summer 2022

Bee and Flowers Reusable Art