Tag: National Poetry Month

Garden journal: haiku and photos

garden journal
through the seasons
every photo a prayer

Today I am looking through my photo archives for April and May.

My poem was the Daily Haiku: Nov. 4, 2019 at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog.

April 2017 – Hyacinth from a store
May 2015 – Hosta grow again by the birch tree.
May 2016 – Forsythia blooms, peonies and daylilies grow.
May 2017 – near the garage

Ellen Grace Olinger

Short Poems for APRIL

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A  ppreciate
P  oetry
R  ead and write
I  nspire and
L  isten

APRIL

April is National Poetry Month – 25 years!

April in Wisconsin
on opposite sides
of the patio door
the red poinsettia
and red cardinal

2012

years on the roads
pass through my mind
returning home
and in the yard
first tulip leaves

2013

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

2014

colorful tulips
on a cold day
unconditional love

2015

Ellen Grace Olinger

Daffodils soon – April 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

Lake Michigan – Easter 2017

snow melting
from evergreen branches
Easter lily by a sunny window
Poinsettia too
all part of one story

April 2019

grey sky
mourning dove
on a birch tree branch

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

April 2020

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Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

books on the shelf

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

(from my archives)

Three of the books on my shelf today are:

The Psalms: With Commentary by Kathleen Norris. Riverhead Books, New York, November 1997. Commentary copyright 1997 by Kathleen Norris. I am referring to this book, which reprints from the King James Version of the Bible, for my series at Poems From Psalms And Nature. I read different translations of the Bible, old and new.

Some Glad Morning: Poems by Barbara Crooker. Pitt Poetry Series. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA. Copyright 2019 by Barbara Crooker. Please visit her site for more information. I own and have read many of Barbara’s books.

The Heron’s Nest Volume 21 2019. This is an annual print edition. John Stevenson is Managing Editor. Please visit The Heron’s Nest for more information. The March 2020 online issue of this English-language haiku journal is also there.

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