Tag: Haiku Poets

three haiku

old paintings
words from my parents
still encourage me

beautiful with
and without flowers
vase from my mother

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

“paintings of trees” was published in Four Hundred and Two Snails, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2018, edited by Nicholas M. Sola. You can visit the Haiku Society of America site.

Photo by Anna Tis on Pexels.com

Bloganuary prompt for January 18, 2022

What book is next on your reading list?

The Psalms – from Psalm 1 to Psalm 150.

At Poems From Psalms And Nature, you can read/view our series from March 2020 – July 2020.

I began the series on March 17, 2020. I wrote:

As I was praying this morning, I thought I’d read the Psalms again. I read from various English translations. I thought I would simply post a verse or two here from many Psalms. And I’ll add a picture. For this series, I will quote from the King James Version. My goal is to offer some moments of rest, beauty, and hope.

My work with short poems also inspired how I presented these posts.

grey sky
mourning dove
on a birch tree branch

time with the Psalms
a dove on the branch
pictures a poem

And I will continue to write about books I am reading and rereading this Winter.

I am also sharing from Bloganuary posts here at the Psalms and Nature site. Thank you.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Visiting The Wind: The Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2021

Visiting The Wind: The Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2021, edited by Erin Castaldi, arrived this past week. I look forward to reading and sharing more about the book. The Cover Design is by Tiffany Shaw-Diaz and Erin Castaldi. I always enjoy learning about artists who are new for me from cover art for books and journals.

My poem in the anthology:

reading poems
from years ago
perennials bloom

Ellen Grace Olinger
Oostburg, Wisconsin

The Heron’s Nest – March 2019

The new issue of The Heron’s Nest is online. “where tradition and innovation meet and complement each other”

John Stevenson is Managing Editor of this haiku journal. I have been reading there for some time. Please see How to Submit for more information, and the names of the Associate Editors. Guidelines among journals vary, so be sure to read and follow each journal’s rules, if you wish to offer work for review. First step is to read!

I enjoy reading print books/journals too, and like The Heron’s Nest Annual Editions. I am still reading Volume 19 for 2017, and placed an advance order for the new edition for 2018.