Poems from my archives

R  efresh and renew
 ppreciate the plants in all their stages
I   nvite new dreams as we age and life changes
 ever without Hope

rain in dark night
refreshes each leaf
today I think of you
no longer with grief

for my father

rain before dawn
I think about the peonies
almost ready to bloom
and those in the area
already bowed to the ground

in the night
I sit and pray
for a longer time

rain in the night
and grey sunrise
soon we will see
the growth
from this time

Ellen Grace Olinger