Tag: Sunrise


sunrise . . .
fresh water today
for the carnations

May 20, 2017

Poems from my archives:

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books


clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations


morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water


“morning prayer”
Published first in SMILE (2010), edited by Joyce M. Johnson.  This large print journal is no longer in print.  I subscribed for several years.
Take-out Window:  Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.

Ellen Grace Olinger


The sky is pale pink and light blue.  Lake Michigan is calm.  Snowdrops bloom in the yard.  A few small areas, and they are so welcome and faithful, these many years.

Soon there will be leaves on the trees.  The view will change.  Always beautiful.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo Challenge: New Horizon

Every day is a new horizon, and I always enjoy the beginning of a new year.  Each day and month have a special beauty.

September 24, 2016 sunrise – photo by Karl
Lake Michigan – photo by Karl
Leaf on Karl’s kayak – photo by Ellen

I enjoyed discovering the natural arrangements of leaves on the blue tarp covering Karl’s trailer.  There are always new creative horizons as we live each day and pay attention.

Ellen Grace Olinger – November 4, 2016

The paperwhites inspired many photos.  I learned a little about how to edit photos this year.

Ellen Grace Olinger