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haiku: country roads

country roads
reflections of light
from new steel roofs

Published in on down the road, Haiku Society of America 2017 Members’ Anthology, edited by LeRoy Gorman.

I wrote this poem for EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2015: The Year of Light, The Haiku Foundation.

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haiku: looking at trees

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

My haiku was published at Poems From Psalms And Nature on May 16, 2012. Reprinted in the book, The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press). Karl and I also reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

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haiku: small study

small study
and books to read
days with longer light

by Ellen Grace Olinger

Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2022 – Robin White, Editor

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog – May 10, 2022

Our Garden: The Haiku Foundation Volunteer Anthology 2022 – edited by Jim Kacian & Julie Bloss Kelsey. The Haiku Foundation, Winchester VA.

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Daily writing prompt for June 1, 2023

Daily writing prompt
What jobs have you had?

I have had many jobs, over many years. Examples are working at a bakery in high school, and at a restaurant in college. Teacher and professor in education. Family caregiver. Volunteer work at church and at a nursing home.

I served as a volunteer in education for a few years at The Haiku Foundation, and helped begin The Haiku Foundation Education Resources. We wrote many lesson plans. Jim Kacian is the editor for this work.

And now I am grateful to be here. Thank you.

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