Month: August 2019

light

old garage
in morning light
view from kitchen window

today

clouds and yet
enough light
to fill a jam jar
with the last
of the carnations

from my archives

Image: wpclipart

Wisconsin seasons

Wisconsin seasons
each with their own
character and beauty
how I love the seasons

The Sheboygan River
Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
August 29, 2019
Photo by Karl

a walk by the river

a walk by the river
butterflies and wildflowers
memories of being there
this time last year
after medical appointments
in Sheboygan

I said, “Hello, old friends”
when I saw the trees

Ellen Grace Olinger

Karl took these photos last year. I thought, “It is healing to walk by the river.” Then I realized the river is healing too. Later today, we will review photos from yesterday and share here the next few days.

Kiwanis Park
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

mandevilla flower

mandevilla flower
in a small vase
late August

By the time the weather is summer-warm here, by Lake Michigan, plants are on sale. We bought the mandevilla plant at The Home Depot in Kohler, Wisconsin. New for me this year.

Photos by Karl – July 2019

September on the horizon

September
on the horizon
all the goals
I can still
try to reach

stars in the night
and colors
of garden mums
in the rain . . .
new poems begin

raindrop balances
on a branch
almost Autumn

now the light
falls in a new way
in the house
shadows of leaves
on a page of poetry

golden sun
on gold leaves
unconditional love

You are welcome to reprint my poems with proper credit. Ideas include bulletin boards in classrooms, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes – places where a short poem may be an encouragement to someone or help with a poetry lesson. If someone reads a poem, and thinks, “I can write too,” that is wonderful.

Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger

The Aster Flower Drawing is courtesy of Reusable Art.