Tag: Robert Epstein

SMILE Poems

Yesterday, I posted November Wisconsin Countryside, that was published by SMILE (out of print). Today I searched for other poems that appeared in this journal, created by Joyce M. Johnson. I appreciate how I can SEARCH the blog for posts that relate to a theme. Could be a season, garden journal, my study window; and in this post, SMILE and a few other publications.

gulls lifting
from the sand
corn an inch tall

SMILE (2009, 2010) and BELL’S LETTERS POET (2010)

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

SMILE, 2012

reading the poets
of my parents’
generation
their voices
return

SMILE, 2010

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

morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water

SMILE, 67, 2010

Take-out Window: Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.

First real snow
last night
My heart lifts
January light

SMILE (WINTER 2000-01); and reprinted in SMILE (FALL/WINTER 2009-10).

Ellen Grace Olinger – November 2015

Three Poems

Monday
and planning
the week
what will grow
what should rest

WestWard Quarterly – Fall, 2016

leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

Over time: Bell’s Letters Poet, SMILE, and WestWard Quarterly

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

Published online:

Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
August 8, 2020

A book:

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

A poetry print journal:

Time of Singing – Volume 46, Fall 2019

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reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

Ellen Grace Olinger

I am happy and honored that my poem from this blog was published in a new anthology. The book is available at Amazon.

All the Way Home:
Aging in Haiku

Edited by
Robert Epstein

Middle Island Press
West Union WV

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).

Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger