a good morning

Sun rises later, and I watch the light reach the evergreen branches, as I read the new Fall issue of WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading.

These are some of my poems published in WestWard Quarterly over the yearsShirley Anne Leonard is the Editor, and Dr. Richard Leonard is the Publisher.


leaves of bleeding hearts
now gold
so do broken hearts mend
so does grief heal
Autumn grace

(WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2011; Bell’s Letters Poet and SMILE)

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

(Fall 2018)

and planning
the week
what will grow
what should rest

(Fall 2016)

in a sunny corner
of the house
I could be
any age

(Winter 2016)

Ellen Grace Olinger


Hosta were still blooming last Sunday at the Fountain Park in Sheboygan.  Karl took this photo.