always beauty

shapes of snow
rest on leafless
branches of trees

poetry books
art on the walls

painted fruits
and leaves
in an old bowl

a bright red sweater
I save for appointments
and meals in family places

the ageless beauty
that can only grow
from the soul

Three poems from my archives:

always beauty
wildflowers bloom
by the junkyard

and letting my mind rest
robins teach me their song

all winter
flowers rested
in the earth
beauty begins
in the heart

Photo by Karl, 2019

Ellen Grace Olinger