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reading the poets

reading the poets
of my parents’
their voices

Ellen Grace Olinger

SMILE, 2010

Reprinted: They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku; Edited by Robert Epstein (2017, Middle Island Press).

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Garden Haiku

time for lunch
cardinals by a pumpkin
in the garden

We bought pumpkins last year, and also received two as a gift. I loved the orange color as the gardens faded. Now they are in the snow, along with perennials that will grow again.

Photo by Tina Nord on