Tag: Senryu

Art, Books, Poetry

Today I am reading a new book:

The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press).

Some readers may remember this haiku, which is reprinted in the book.

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

My haiku was first published at Poems From Psalms And Nature
on May 16, 2012.

Karl and I reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

I am grateful to see how a poem can last, be read again, and shared in new ways.

Ellen Grace Olinger

new bridge old road

Charlotte Digregorio published this poem for the Daily Haiku: November 8, 2018. It was her good idea to create a senryu from one of my tanka.

I will share both poems in this post, so you can read both versions. The poems go well with the new year soon, and the themes of my blog.

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road

Daily Haiku: November 8, 2018

driving across
a new bridge
on an old road
the miracles of
everyday life

Charlotte wrote Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. You can learn more at her site.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes

Lora Homan Zill, the editor of Time Of Singing, offers reflections and practical advice in her Editor’s Arias.  In her Spring 2017 essay, she shares her insights from her experience teaching at conferences.

I served as a judge for the summer contest, and enjoyed the poems. The deadline is past, and the form this time was Haiku, Senryu, or Tanka.  My haiku have been published in Time Of Singing since the early 1990s.  You can read other forms of poetry on the TOS sample poems page.

Our peonies will bloom this month.  This is a photo from last year.