Category: Autumn

Poems and Flowers

Karen’s Whimsy

We enjoy buying flower bouquets when we go to a store. As bouquets fade, we create new arrangements.

fog, green leaves
and beach grasses
a blue vase
with red carnations
by the window

Karen’s Whimsy

trimming the stems
of carnations
and giving them
fresh water
October sun

Photo by Karl
Ellen Grace Olinger

cedar tree shadows

cedar tree shadows
on the cedar garage
early light

red begonia plant
in sun by the door
late afternoon

near windows
sun on leaves where
hummingbirds were

today and yesterday

small flowers
near the kitchen windows
first hummingbird

May 8, 2021

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September days

September days
large bouquet
of chrysanthemums
from the store
this time

Karl and I went to Walmart in Sheboygan yesterday, and then enjoyed a meal at home.

Today I am reading from books I ordered from different small presses. I often read book reviews in journals.

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September Poems

new picture
on my study wall
calendar for September

2020

we wait and watch
the train go by
in our small town
memories of my
Swedish grandparents

2019

A few petunias
snapdragons, gold and white mums
the robins are gone.

Holding in my heart
as days become cold and dark
robins will return.

PEGASUS 1994, and reprinted here 2018.

September leaves
in Sunday sun
prayers of love
and peace
for those in need

2015

bright sunny day
and steadily they go by . . .
monarchs flying south

As Karl said, “Their epic journey.”

2014

to the store
on old beloved roads
light and wind
through fields of corn
birds fly together

2013

pumpkins in the fields
and for sale
Autumn roads

2012