September on the horizon

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.