Category: Blogs and Art

Sunday morning poems

calm weather
still life arrangement
with quiet Fall colors

October 9, 2021My Best Short Nature Poems

gold leaves
and evergreens
what changes
and what stays
the same

October 4, 2021Grief And Acceptance

If you follow more than one of my sites, you know that I like to reprint poems in different ways; and try new ideas with design, colors, and images. As I review my archives, I may see that I can edit a poem better. I also reblog posts, and you are welcome to reblog too.

Large Print Poems is now in its second year. I place these posts in all kinds of Categories and Tags, including Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Education, Language Arts, Photography, and Libraries. This is a free resource that is growing slowly. Sometimes large print is best for me now as well.

Perhaps on some Sunday mornings, I can review the week in a post here. The blogs bring together my experience over years. Times I have been away – and then so easy to begin again here when the time is right. One step at a time.

Thank you and blessings,
Ellen Grace Olinger

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Encouragement

how quickly
another generation
grows
seems I only
looked away
for a moment

how good their work
how beautiful their art

These two poems are from my archives.

only now beginning
to find my place and poems
late-blooming rose
from the bush
planted long before
we came here

And what beautiful colors this time of year.

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goldenrod sunrise

goldenrod sunrise
hosta and orange lilies
praise for this day

home from the store
Queen Anne’s Lace
by fields of corn

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This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118: 24

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yard work

water
for the begonia

and hosta petals
on the lawn

small vase of daylilies
for the sunroom

goldenrod grows tall
above the windowsill

bees, butterflies, and
hummingbirds visit
by the windows

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quiet poems

pink clouds
over Lake Michigan
as I listen to old hymns
my heart gathers peace
for this day

how small the song
of an unknown bird
quiet memories

paintings of trees
on old pine walls
quiet music

Oak Branch & Acorns from Reusable Art
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“paintings of trees” was published in Four Hundred and Two Snails, Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2018, edited by Nicholas M. Sola.

Poems by Ellen Grace Olinger