Poems and Flowers

Karen’s Whimsy

We enjoy buying flower bouquets when we go to a store. As bouquets fade, we create new arrangements.

fog, green leaves
and beach grasses
a blue vase
with red carnations
by the window

Karen’s Whimsy

trimming the stems
of carnations
and giving them
fresh water
October sun

Photo by Karl
Ellen Grace Olinger

more poems

more poems
than I can write
morning work
and then leaves
in light and pine cones
on the spruce tree

Ellen Grace Olinger

Afternoon Study Time

I read poetry journals, and sometimes may read a poem several times, before the language flows for me. The days vary. And I select different books from my collection over the week, and read a few poems by different authors. I think about place, and where the poets are from. So much in common.

memories
from long ago
books from the library
books I can buy
and keep on a shelf

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