Tag: Leaves

Seasons

once the tree grew tall
before the Emerald Ash Borer
and then a storm

hosta plants
grew green again
around the stump
in Spring

they grew large
and flowered well
so blessed by rain
and a red begonia planter

now there is an
orange pumpkin
on the ash tree stump

and hosta leaves are gold
in the brilliant morning sun

Ellen Grace Olinger

fragrance of leaves

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

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

Ellen Grace Olinger

garden notes

birch tree branch
outside my study
window

many new leaves
and another part
of the branch
that seems gone
yet visited by a bird
this morning

lilacs almost in bloom
and violets by the door

Journal Poems
June 2, 2019
Ellen Grace Olinger

Images: wpclipart

leaves and trees

autumn leaves
some time for a caregiver
to rest in good care

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Years ago, when I was recovering from an illness, I was sitting by a window in Sheboygan.

The tall weathered evergreens across the road spoke to me.  A “haiku moment.”

The hard years showed, yet the trees had continued to grow.

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weathered trees
strong and beautiful
my time of healing

Ellen Grace Olinger

light falls

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light falls
through yellow maple leaves
the mercy of God

Published in Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America 2016 Members’ Anthology, edited by David Grayson.

The Haiku Society of America is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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The leaf image is courtesy of wpclipart.

October Photos

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Lake Michigan
Photo by Karl – 2010

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Lake Michigan
Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016

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Leaves and seawall
Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016

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Fall bouquet
Photo by Karl – 2011