Tag: Frogpond


and blessed
by poetry journals
in the mail
and on my shelves
that I was not able
to read before

I received the new frogpond The Journal of the Haiku Society of America; and Modern Haiku An Independent Journal of Haiku and Haiku Studies.

Some poets I’ve read for years, and I am always interested to read new writers, and learn about books through reviews. Also interested to see all the ways we share our work – blogs, journals (print and online), books (new and used). More than I can read now, and have learned to trust the right time for different ways to learn and create. I caught up around the house a little this week, and that was creative too.

Ellen Grace Olinger

another autumn

another autumn
still happy with the art
on my study walls

old paintings
words from my parents
still encourage me

catching up a little
with haiku journals
another autumn


The Heron’s Nest where tradition and innovation meet and complement each other

Modern Haiku An Independent Journal of Haiku and Haiku Studies

frogpond The Journal of the Haiku Society of America

Photo by Karl
Garden Journal
October 2018

Ellen Grace Olinger

Wednesday note

What Blooms in the Desert, an art print by Wendy Brightbill, now hangs in my little study.  I love the colors and heart in her art.  The print is the first of many paintings in her recent post from her site, A Girl And Her Brush.

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Yesterday, the new FROGPOND, The Journal Of The Haiku Society of America, arrived, with another beautiful cover by Christopher Patchel.  Francine Banwarth is Editor, and Michele Root-Bernstein is Associate Editor.

The home page for The Haiku Society of America links to information about the journal and many other resources.  I receive this print journal as a member.

Charlotte Digregorio is the coordinator for our Midwest Region.

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I’m letting the manuscript for Quiet Christmas Poetry rest for a few days.  Little details are occurring to me, as Karl and I translate from the blog to a print book.  We are donating the proceeds to Time Of Singing, which is now published by Wind & Water Press. I’ve learned to try and plan time as a project nears completion – it is easy to want to finish and not see the little things that make a difference.

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Many blessings, Ellen