Poems for the Language Arts and Three Photos

R  est
E  ducate
A  dmire
D  ream
I  nspire
N  ew
G  oals

books on the shelf
supported by each other
kindness of friends

eautiful way to
pen hearts and
pen minds to
now new stories and

older now
used books settle
in their new home

L  ove
T  ranscending
T  ime
E  verlasting
R  emembrance of
S  ouls

reading one poem
not many –
seagulls in blue sky

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

rereading poems
new layers of meaning
every year
all the colors
of any given day

Sheboygan County
Wisconsin State Park System
September 8, 2018
Photos by Karl

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

Acrostic for Library was published by WestWard Quarterly, The Magazine of Family Reading (Fall 2018).