Tag: Short Poems

August Poems

late summer garden
and the lake in sun
blessings of friendship

August 11, 2014

late summer
one daylily blooms
in the garden

August 17, 2015

after the storm
bird on a branch
of the broken tree

August 29, 2018

Saturday afternoon
yellow flowers
on a table in the sun

August 24, 2019

late August
and still Summer
bees and goldenrod
by a sunny window
on a quiet morning

August 30, 2021
WestWard Quarterly, Summer 2022

Bee and Flowers Reusable Art

Stars in the Sky

The early mornings inspire poetry. I sit quietly for a time. Today I looked for poems about the stars in my archives.

stars in the night
and colors
of garden mums
in the rain . . .
new poems begin

night sky
seeing stars
through leaves

short days
stars brighten
winter sky

the same poems
for the rest of my life
stars and tree branches
another sunrise

Haiku Lesson Note:

Our Haiku Awareness Plan for Grades 3 – 4 at The Haiku Foundation features a beautiful haiku about the prairie and stars by Billie Wilson.

As stated in the lesson, “For this Haiku Awareness plan, we feature haiku from the anthology, Montage: The Book, created and edited by Allan Burns (Winchester, VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2010, 2012).”

Robin at Night is courtesy of Reusable Art.

reading haiku

reading haiku
sunlight on the wall
near a lamp

Today I am reading from The Wonder Code, by Scott Mason. “Discover the Way of Haiku and see the world with new eyes.

Please visit thewondercode.com for more information about this book.

My poem is new today – Ellen Grace Olinger.