Tag: Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Short Poems for May

gulls lifting
from the sand
corn an inch tall

May 2010
Smile, 2009, 2010
Bell’s Letters, 2010

patterns on my floor
moving with the breeze
sun from the West
branches of leaves

May 2011
Time Of Singing, Spring 2011

in early May
tiny bird sings
on the branch
of budding lilacs

May 2012

blue skies and
willows turning gold
Mother’s Day

May 2013

another summer
art on the wall
by someone
long ago still
speaks to me

May 2014
Scarlet Dragonfly Journal, June 6, 2022

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

May 2015

new used-books
this year’s leaves
begin to grow
on the birch tree

May 2019

May sunrise
a few more flowers
on the Christmas cactus

May 2020

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: May 19, 2020

small flowers
near the kitchen windows
first hummingbird

May 2021

kitchen window
forsythia in bloom
and a daffodil in light

May 2022

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found an old journal

I bought the 10th Anniversary Edition of One Thousand Gifts, by Ann Voskamp. The new introduction for this edition was written by Ann Voskamp in late October 2020. The Page for the book at Ann’s site has a picture of the cover and more information.

And a few of my haiku blessings:

found an old journal
more blessings noted
than I knew

reading journals
new generation of poets
since I began

garden journal
through the seasons
every photo a prayer

poem credit:

“garden journal” was the Daily Haiku: Nov. 4, 2019 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

Photo by Karl – May 2020

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

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.