Tag: Catherine J.S. Lee

Poems for the New Year

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road

Daily Haiku: November 8, 2018
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

January thaw . . .
letting go
of old heartaches

Published in A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America 2015 Members’ Anthology, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee.

poems we read
again and again
washing an old plate
the pattern
still new

A favorite blog poem

turning the vase
of flowers
there are
more roses

Published in Bell’s Letters Poet

The rose is courtesy of wpclipart.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Rest and Renewal

snow rests
on birch tree branches
that will grow new leaves

and also
on evergreen branches

the yard asks little now

some light seems to rest
with the clouds

I listen to music without
words and then practice
new poems

last year I read many books

mystery of rest and renewal

I am working with some of the ideas I shared in the view has changed.

Today I am listening to music by Helen Jane Long.

And I remember a haiku:

January thaw . . .
letting go
of old heartaches

“January thaw” was published in A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America 2015 Members’ Anthology, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Tuesday notes


Yesterday, I completed my submission for the 2015 Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology.  Catherine J.S. Lee is the Editor.  It’s interesting how sometimes we think about something for several weeks, and then the work almost writes itself.  The theme this year is water.  I am simply a member, and in general have no further professional goals in any formal way.

Some years are in the past now, and I am so grateful.   And I love the many ways I can be a part of creative work.

The home page for the Haiku Society of America links to a lot of good content.

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The picture of the Zinnia Bouquet postcard is from Free Vintage Art.  I think this image is especially beautiful.

Acrostic for POEM and Haiku Notes

P  onder
O  ver
E  verything I see today
M  emorize and write one moment

Since I’ve been posting for National Poetry Month, I thought I’d try an acrostic for POEM.  Every moment a gift.

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I’m going to try being a part of the EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration at The Haiku Foundation, on April 17, 2015 – International Haiku Poetry Day.  The 2015 theme is LIGHT.

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It is also time to begin working on my submission for the Members Anthology 2015 at the Haiku Society of America.  The theme this year is WATER and the editor is Catherine J.S. Lee.