Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

Matthew 13: 31 – 32

Time Of Singing, 1995

old photos
on my desk –
bleeding hearts in bloom

“old photos” was published first in Time Of Singing poetry journal (1994).

rarely at your grave –
geranium blooms freely
on your workshop stool

My haiku was published first in Modern Haiku (Fall 1996).

Lake Michigan
thawing . . .
I pick up a pen again

And So My Soul by Ellen G. Olinger
Elin Grace Publishing 2001
Oostburg, Wisconsin

gulls lifting
from the sand
corn an inch tall

Published first in SMILE, 2009.

Psalms to pray
and poems to read
sun on seawalls

Ellen Grace Olinger
October 2021, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Dawn Returns
The Haiku Society of America
2022 Members’ Anthology
John J. Han, Editor
Haiku Society of America, New York

spruce tree branches
by the windows
each day a painting

WestWard Quarterly, Winter 2021 

vintage heart
in an old wood frame
February begins

February 1, 2023