Category Archives: Haiku Art

Gallery of Cover Art at The Haiku Foundation

Poems For Bulletin Boards

The Gallery of Cover Art at The Haiku Foundation is another good way to teach about haiku, and inspire new art.

There are several Galleries at The Haiku Foundation.

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Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library

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Jim Kacian and I completed a new lesson plan:

Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.

I will keep this post short, and hope you can look at the plan if you are interested.  It lists the 7 collections in THF Digital Library, and the lesson features a book by Ion Codrescu.  Garry Eaton is the volunteer librarian.

The Haiku Foundation is non-profit.

Thank you

Ellen Grace Olinger

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How to Haiku by Jim Kacian: New Lesson Plans

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I read How to Haiku by Jim Kacian (Winchester VA: Red Moon Press, 2006), which is available in The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.  Then I wrote three lessons for the Higher Education category on the Education Resources page.

How to Haiku 1

How to Haiku 2

How to Haiku 3

Thank you to Jim Kacian for his work in publishing these lessons.

Ellen Grace Olinger

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“every photo a prayer”

garden journal
through the seasons
every photo a prayer

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

Primroses are just beginning to flower, once again.

100_8093 (2) Ellen Grace Olinger – May 6, 2017

I planted these daffodils after my great-Aunt Merc’s funeral, a long time ago.  Her husband, Bill Schwanke, died when I was very young.  I don’t remember him.  We saw Aunt Merc in Milwaukee a week before her passing, and she enjoyed cookies from Oostburg Bakery.  I represented my mother at different places during the caregiving years.  Then to her home.  She and Aunt Merc were wise and compassionate.  We do our best, one day at a time.  The perennials carry great emotional meaning for me.  Renewal – no matter how long the winter, which is beautiful as well.

100_8095 (2) Ellen Grace Olinger – May 6, 2017

The primroses and these daffodils were planted by previous owners.

100_8087 Ellen Grace Olinger – May 6, 2017

The hosta plants were also planted by previous owners.  I love the birch…

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Haiku Registry at The Haiku Foundation

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Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016

The Haiku Registry is edited and managed by Billie Wilson, at The Haiku Foundation.

When I began my volunteer work in education at THF (2012), the registry was part of my general background reading.  I learned so much, from reading the Poet Profiles.  And I continue to read there often.  For example, I may be interested in learning more about a poet, after reading a poem on a blog, or learning of a book by a poet.

You can read my Poet Profile page here.

I took the photos of the daylilies last summer.

100_6094 Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016

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