Tag: History of a Poem

mild December day

mild December day
pheasants in the fields
apples still on some trees
poems to write
many books yet to read

December 2011

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names and addresses

names and addresses
for dear friends
no longer on earth
old address book

not yet written
in the overflowing book
cards and envelopes
with last known
addresses

still wanting to remember
what may no longer
be current – places I was
people I knew

Time of Singing Spring 2018

“not yet written” and “still wanting to remember” were also published in All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku (2019). Edited by Robert Epstein. Middle Island Press; West Union, WV.

Psalms to pray

Psalms to pray
and poems to read
sun on seawalls

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 2021
Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Dawn Returns
The Haiku Society of America
2022 Members’ Anthology
John J. Han, Editor
Haiku Society of America, New York

sun fades

sun fades
art on walls
and prints
on bookcases
in frames or
held in place
by some small
treasure

I take care
to preserve
yet also like
the thought
that in a way
each is then
unique to this

time and place

October 2019 and April 2015

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reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
February 23, 2015

All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku
Edited by Robert Epstein
Middle Island Press, 2019