In Loving Memory – Three Haiku

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These are haiku for my mother, Enola M. Borgh (1917 – 2004).  She would be so happy to know I am using my teaching gifts again at The Haiku Foundation.  She also volunteered after she retired; she taught English as a second language and worked at a nursing home.


gentle spring winds
in evergreen trees
the friendship we grew

Mother’s Day
sorrow has become

bloom everywhere
love endures


Photos and poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

“gentle spring winds” was published in Time Of Singing (Spring 2012).


For Mother’s Day 2017

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Daily Prompt: Missing

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100_5972 Forget-me-nots


Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5: 4 (KJV)


reading the poets
of my parents’
their voices

SMILE, 2010


late day sun . . .
old wild roses
bloom again in June


reading a new book
fragrance of fresh paper


new year
on the horizon
simple lines
of barns and trees
in the fog

Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014)

Poems and photos are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

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Poems From Psalms And Nature

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November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

Ellen Grace Olinger
Published in SMILE
(Fall/Winter 2008 – 09)

SMILE, a large print poetry journal, was edited and published by Joyce M. Johnson for many years.

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