Tag: Wisconsin Birds

This Day’s Light: Poems About Birds

this day’s light
hummingbird finds
the hosta

Wisconsin spring
sandhill cranes
in a field of snow 

“Wisconsin spring” was published in This World: Haiku Society of America 2013 Members’ Anthology, edited by Carolyn Coit Dancy.

morning prayer
water birds flying north
stay close to water

“morning prayer” was published in Take-out Window:  Haiku Society of America 2014 Members’ Anthology, edited by Gary Hotham.

This haiku was first published in SMILE, 67, 2010.

the faith of birds
trusting in seed
under snow

“the faith of birds” was also published first in SMILE, a large print journal, edited/published by Joyce M. Johnson. No longer in print, and I have copies to reread and enjoy over the years.

birds in the painting
from the thrift store
forever in flight

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed


Matthew 13: 31 – 32

“birds perch” was published in Time Of Singing (1995).

how small the song
of an unknown bird
quiet memories

Ellen Grace Olinger