In Loving Memory – Three Haiku

Haiku Art Site 2012 - 2017

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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: Mystical



reading old letters
reflections of Christmas lights
on the water

Quiet Christmas Poetry

A summer poem:

early hours
of quiet and poetry
gardens overflow
and if some winter
my mind forgets
my heart will know

days grow shorter
I wait a longer time
for the light
as I pray each morning
and the light arrives . . .

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.
The images are courtesy of