Tag: Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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

Review – 1

As I review, I am grateful to see how some poems I wrote for Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin have been reprinted by journals (print and online), books, and other sites. Thank you for your feedback and encouragement, and also thank you to the editors and publishers. This is one example, and I will add more in future posts.

sunrise . . .
some water
for the chrysanthemum

Published first here on August 30, 2020.

hedgerow #133, autumn 2020 – Caroline Skanne is the Editor.

Daily Haiku: February 16, 2021
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog 

Poem by 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.

Heart Poems

Poems to follow my Bloganuary: January 8, 2022 post.

Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* The first line of my poem is from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV).

another year
has passed since
my mother’s passing
I sit and quietly read
a book she would like too

tiny leaves
on trees
no prayer
in my heart
too small for God

early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some Winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

“tiny leaves” is from my blog and reprinted last year:
Micro-poem by Ellen Grace Olinger – May 1, 2021
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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Ellen Grace Olinger

reading poems

reading poems
from years ago
perennials bloom

My poem is the Daily Haiku: Dec. 9, 2021 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

Published in Visiting The Wind: The Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2021. Erin Castaldi, Editor.

I will add a few more of my poems about reading to this post.

reading journals
new generation of poets
since I began

reading old letters
reflections of Christmas lights
on the water

new space
on a few shelves
donated books

reading poetry
in the garden
summer school

“reading old letters” is from Quiet Christmas Poetry .

Three Poems

Monday
and planning
the week
what will grow
what should rest

WestWard Quarterly – Fall, 2016

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Over time: Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly

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

Published online:

Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
August 8, 2020

A book:

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

A poetry print journal:

Time of Singing – Volume 46, Fall 2019

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