Bridal Wreath

Poems From Psalms And Nature

Ellen Grace Olinger – June 2017

My mother loved the bridal wreath bushes in bloom.  She did not drive, and I learned when I was in high school.  She taught at UW-Milwaukee.  Sometimes I drove there after school, and I can picture her waiting for me.  I remember what she saw, and the yard at home.  We planted this bush in our yard.  Some of the bridal wreath bushes in our area are as large as the old lilacs.

We’ve had a lot of rain, and farmers are busy planting their fields.  There are tiny corn plants in some fields.

100_8392 Ellen Grace Olinger – June 2017

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Yesterday I went to Mead Public Library in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  They had a nice selection of used books for sale.  I bought two poetry books, for less than a dollar.  I stopped at a restaurant on the way home.  A young  person held the door for me.

Lilacs were blooming along the roads.



Our peonies will bloom soon.


Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library

Ellen Grace Olinger - Haiku Art Site

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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